St. George Catholic School APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Dear Parents, Welcome to St. George Catholic School. Our school is an integral minstry of our parish. Our goal is to provide a caring, Christ-centered environment where faith formation and academic subjects are woven together so that children can fully develop their God-given talents. New student applications for admission for grades K-8 become available beginning in October prior to the year of enrollment. All applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Parents of students applying for admission may then be scheduled for an interview with the Principal. All applicants will be screened prior to acceptance to determine developmental readiness and academic eligibility. Acceptance to St. George Catholic School is determined by the Admissions Committee by mid-March. If acceptance is not possible due to space limitations, the Application for Admission is kept on file for one year. Families will be contacted if space becomes available. The Admission Policy for St. George Catholic School is available for review in the Parent/Student Handbook posted on the school website (www.st-georgeschool.com) and is duplicated in this packet. Submit to the school office an Application for Admission and a non-refundable $100 application fee payable by check or money order to St. George Catholic School. Copies of the following documents for the applicant should be included with the Application for Admission and the application fee:
Birth Certificate Baptismal Certificate Social Security Card Immunization Record Any special testing results completed in the last three years. If applicant is entering grades 1-8, provide copies of the applicant’s:
Report cards from the current and past school years Standardized test scores from the last two years. Thank you for your interest in St. George Catholic School. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to working in partnership with our school families. Please do not hesitate to call if you have questions regarding our school or the admissions process. May God bless you. Sincerely, Jack Nelson, Principal
ADMISSION POLICY St. George Catholic School will comply in every way with the diocesan guidelines as stated in the Handbook of Policies for the Schools of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. St. George Catholic School will not discriminate against students applying because of race, sex or ethnic origin. Students are admitted with the understanding and on the condition that they will meet the rigors and requirements of school life (i.e. attendance, conduct, and academic progress). Students are considered for admission at the discretion of the Admissions Committee with the final approval of the Pastor and Principal. New students are accepted for admission for a probationary period of one year.
ADMISSION POLICY 1.
All families of students to be enrolled in St. George Catholic School are encouraged to be active members of a Catholic faith community. Active members of a Catholic faith community are defined as those who regularly attend Mass; further definition includes: Those who participate in the sacramental life of the church. Those who participate in service to the parish community Those who contribute to the financial stewardship of their parish. Families are expected to be Identified Financial Stewards (IFS). An Identified Financial Steward is one whose contribution statement meets the pre-determined required contribution for the previous calendar year. 2. Parents and students are expected to support fully the mission and philosophy of St. George Catholic School by abiding by the school policies and regulations. 3. Families of students to be enrolled in St. George Catholic School are required to assume the responsibility of the school’s operational cost by the payment of tuition and fees. 4. Age requirements for entrance are as follows: Kindergarten - students must be 5 by September 30 of the year they enter school Grade 1 - students must be 6 by September 30 of the year they enter school. 5. Families applying should submit to the school office: a letter of intention to register, copies of the birth and baptismal certificates and health records, a copy of the social security card and, if applicable, copies of report cards from the last two years, reports from any psycho-educational testing and court-certified documents regarding custody issues. 6. All students will be screened by school personnel prior to acceptance to determine academic eligibility. STUDENTS WILL BE ADMITTED ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES: Students presently enrolled. Brothers and sisters of presently enrolled students and Catholic siblings of an alumnus of St. George Catholic School. The first child in a Catholic family registered and active in St. George Parish with one or both parents an alumnus of St. George Catholic School. The first child in a Catholic family registered and active in St. George Parish. Catholic students transferring from a Catholic school who now reside in St. George Parish. Catholic students transferring from a non-Catholic school whose parents are registered in the parish and who can clearly demonstrate in writing their support for Catholic education. COMPOSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE All applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The primary function of the Admissions Committee is to review the applications and make decisions in light of the admission policy and guidelines. The Admissions Committee will be composed of three members appointed by the principal. Members of the Committee will remain anonymous. REGISTRATION TIMELINE Beginning in October, prior to the year of enrollment, new student applications for admission for grades K-8 are available. Family interviews and student screenings begin in January. Upon acceptance, registration will be held beginning in February. Applications of those not offered admission because of limited space will be filed and reviewed if vacancies occur. Re-registration will also be held in February for those students currently enrolled in St. George Catholic School. Students not re-registered by the deadline of re-registration will be considered withdrawn from St. George Catholic School. TUITION AND FEES Tuition rates and fees for St. George Catholic School are established annually by the administration in consultation with the School Finance Committee and the Parish Finance Committee with the approval of the Pastor. There are two tuition rates. The first is for registered and supporting members of St. George Parish, as identified by the parish. The second rate, for those who do not fit the first category, includes an additional assessment fee. School fees, in addition to tuition, include a registration fee and a student fee which covers a portion of the cost of books and other school curriculum related expenses, as well as the Home and School Association dues. Eighth grade students are assessed an additional fee to cover the cost of special activities. There are two options for payment of tuition: 1. Prepayment of tuition in its entirety by a designated day in May prior to the start of the school year. 2. A tuition loan program is available with a designated bank at a rate to be determined yearly. Loan payments will be paid in ten monthly payments beginning July 1. If the tuition program is selected as the method of payment, arrangements must be made no later than the date that pre-paid tuition is due. October 2012
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ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC SCHOOL Application for Admission—2014-2015 School Year $100 non-refundable application fee is required in the form of a check or money order payable to St. George Catholic School. Cash will not be accepted.
DB Renweb Sib SGS Alumni SGP SID Check___________
Date ______________________ Grade (2014-2015):__________
Required information: Along with your application fee, copies of the following are required to be turned in with the application. $100 Application Fee Birth Certificate Baptism Certificate Grades 1-8 include the following Social Security Card Immunization Record Standardized test scores for the last 2 years If any special testing has been done in the last three years, a copy must be Current & past report cards submitted before screening takes place. - APPLICANT INFORMATION — Student Information —
Last Name First Name Middle Name Birthdate:______/_____/_______ Social Security Number: Home Tel. Number (_______) Family Mailing Label: Dr./Mr./Mrs./Ms.: Address: City/State/Zip: Gender: Male Female Home Language:
— Father —
Name Address Religion_____ ____ Occupation/Employer_______________________ Work Phone_____________________ Cell Phone_________ E-mail address for school communication Marital Status: Married Separated Single Deceased Divorced-Single Divorced-Remarried Widower St. George Alumni? Yes No (If yes, year grad: __________) — Mother —
Race: Spanish American/Hispanic Asian Caucasian
African American American Indian/Native Alaskan Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Multi-Racial City/State of Birth: Child resides with: Both Parents
Other: — Religion — Child’s Religion: Baptism Yes No Date Name of Church, City & State ____/___/_____ Reconciliation Yes No Date Name of Church, City & State ____/___/_____ First Eucharist Yes No Date Name of Church, City & State ____/___/_____ Church where you are Registered/Worship: ___________________________________ Date Registered___________ Church of Demographic Boundaries Are you an Identified Financial Steward? Yes No If student is not presently attending Catholic School, is he/she attending Religious Education classes? Yes No
Name Address Religion_____ ____ Occupation/Employer_______________________ Work Phone_____________________ Cell Phone_________ E-mail address for school communication Marital Status: Married Separated Single Deceased Divorced-Single Divorced-Remarried Widower St. George Alumni? Yes No (If yes, year grad: __________) — Guardian/Step-Father —
Name Address Religion_____ ____ Occupation/Employer_______________________ Work Phone_____________________ Cell Phone_________ — Guardian/Step-Mother —
Name Address Religion_____ ____ Occupation/Employer_______________________ Work Phone_____________________ Cell Phone_________ (please complete both sides)
ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC SCHOOL—2014-2015 School Year
Applicant’s Name_____________________________________ — History —
— Education —
Has your child had any educational/psychological testing? Yes No If yes, When? Where?
List all prior school(s) and year(s) attended. Year Name of School, City, and State _______ Pre-K _______ Kindergarten
Has your child received any special education services?
_______ Gr. 1
Yes No If yes, When?
_______ Gr. 2
_______ Gr. 3
*I agree to release to St. George Catholic School any _______ Gr. 4 educational/psychological testing or screening administered to _______ Gr. 5 my child prior to screening at St. George Catholic School. Parent(s) Initial:_________ _______ Gr. 6 Number of siblings not enrolled at St. George Catholic School _______ Gr. 7 Boys ________ Girls ________
_______ Gr. 8
Siblings currently enrolled at St. George Catholic School (Name/Gr):
Has your child ever attended a Catholic School? Yes No *If yes, place an asterisk before the name, of the Catholic School(s)
State your reasons for wanting to register your child/children at St. George Catholic School. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
List any church/school ministries in which you participate (Lector, Choir, Eucharistic Minister, Nursery Helper, etc.).
— Policy Agreement — If accepted, applicant & parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to follow the policies and procedures of St. George Catholic School as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook. [Posted on the school’s website, www.st-georgeschool.com] ___________________________________________________________ Signature of parent or legal guardian
Please Note: All applicants will be screened prior to acceptance. Acceptance to St. George Catholic School is determined by the Admissions Committee by mid-March. If acceptance is not possible due to space limitations, the Application for Admission is kept on file for one year. Families will be contacted if space becomes available. (please complete both sides)
ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC SCHOOL 7880 ST. GEORGE DRIVE BATON ROUGE, LA 70809 (225) 293-1298
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KINDERGARTEN DEVELOPMENT QUESTIONNAIRE Dear Parents, St. George Catholic School strives to offer an educational environment where each child can fully develop his/her God given talents. In an effort to know and understand your child’s total development—social, emotional, physical and intellectual—we ask that you complete this questionnaire and return it with the Application for Admissions. Please attach a photo of your child in the upper right hand corner of this questionnaire. Sincerely, Jack Nelson Principal ☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼ *Please return this questionnaire with the completed Application for Admissions to St. George Catholic School. Child’s Last Name:__________________________ First Name:___________________ Middle Name:___________ Call name:_________________________ ______ Boy _____Girl Date of Birth: ____/____/____ Name of preschool/daycare presently attending: _______________________________________________ Parents or Guardians Last Name:_____________________________________________________________ Father’s Name: ____________________________________________________________________________ Father’s Phone #’s – Home:__________________ Work:__________________ Cell:___________________ Mother’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Mother’s Phone #’s – Home:__________________ Work:_________________ Cell:___________________ State relationship to child if other than parent:_________________________________________________ Name and Grade of Siblings who attend St. George:____________________________________________
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PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT: 1. Is he/she toilet trained? ____yes ____no comments:_______________________________________ 2. Is he/she able to go to the bathroom by him/herself? ____yes ____no 3. When doing such things as walking, running and jumping, my child usually: ____is awkward ____is average for age ____is very good 4. When doing things with his hands such as coloring and cutting with scissors, my child usually: ____has a hard time ____is average for age ____is very good 5. When doing things such as feeding and dressing himself, my child usually: ____needs much help ____needs some help ____needs little or no help 6. Which hand does your child use? ____right ____left ____both hands equally 7. Can your child follow 2 or 3 simple directions given at once? ____yes ____no ____not sure 8. Can your child stay with one activity for long periods of time? ____yes ____no 9. Does your child take any medication on a regular basis? ____yes ____no If yes, name and dosage of medication:________________________________ 10. Does your child have any medical/allergy conditions? _____yes _____ no If yes, please describe: ____________________________________________ 11. Is your child currently receiving occupational therapy? ____yes ____no If yes, please describe below in the comment section. PLEASE COMMENT ON YOUR CHILD'S PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT:
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SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 1. Check the characteristics that best describe your child: ____shy ____quiet ____dependent ____independent ____leader ____follower ____likes adults
____shows off ____very active ____friendly ____affectionate ____happy ____even tempered ____shares easily
2. Does your child: a. play well with children outside the family? b. often select to play with younger children? c. get along with other children in your family? d. play well alone? e. respond well to discipline? f. ever throw temper tantrums? g. have a very short attention span?
____moody ____nervous ____fearful ____cries easily ____sad ____sucks thumb ____prefers to be alone
____yes ____no ____yes ____no ____yes ____no ____yes ____no ____yes ____no ____yes ____no ____yes ____no
PLEASE COMMENT ON YOUR CHILD'S SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
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ACADEMIC AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT: 1. Is your child able to speak most sounds correctly? ____yes ____no 2. When your child talks to you, does he/she use: ____single words ____two-three word phrases ____simple sentences 3. When your child speaks: a. do you understand him/her? ____always ____sometimes b. do others understand him/her? ____always ____sometimes 4. Is your child currently receiving speech/language therapy? ____yes ____no If yes, please describe below in the comment section. 5. Second language (if any)? _________________________ 6. Does your child enjoy listening to stories? ____always ____sometimes 7. Can he/she retell the story afterwards? ____yes ____somewhat ____no 8. Can your child recognize the letters of the alphabet? ____capital letters only ____both capital and lowercase letters ____not at this time 9. Does your child read? ____yes ____somewhat ____no 10. What is your child's favorite indoor activity? 11. What is your child's favorite outdoor activity? PLEASE COMMENT ON YOUR CHILD'S ACADEMIC AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT:
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List your child's overall strengths and weaknesses:
Do you have any questions or concerns about your child's readiness for Kindergarten? ____yes ____no If yes, please comment:
Has your child participated in an evaluation? ____yes* ____no (Examples: speech/language, occupational, psycho-educational, gifted/talented)
If yes, when:____________________________ and where:_____________________________________ Name of evaluation tool, if known:________________________________________________________ (*A copy of test results must be included with this questionnaire.) Brief description of evaluation results:
Questionnaire completed by: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Signature Date (Relationship to child)