St. Michael School Admissions Policy
St. Michael School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs or other school-administered programs.
St. Michael Parish is committed to the existence of a school staffed with educators who are committed to living gospel values and dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the parish.
The purpose of Catholic Education is to assure that Catholic truths and values are fully integrated with the student’s life and academic program. All individuals enrolled in St. Michael School are expected to participate in religious programs.
St. Michael School will meet or exceed the education requirements as stated by the Office of Lifelong Formation and Education for the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission.
Registration: Registration will be held in January. A non-refundable pre-registration deposit of $150 per child (JK-8), $100 (Pre-school), will reserve a place for the upcoming school year subject to availability and priority guidelines. In the event we are unable to accept a student, the deposit will be refunded. Families must register on both Sycamore and FACTS to be considered registered for the following school year. Priority registration is January 13- February 1.
Age Requirements: Children must be three years old by August 1 and toilet trained in order to enter St. Michael Pre-school (3’s). Children must be four years old by August 1 to enter St. Michael Pre-Kindergarten (4’s). Children must be five years old by October 1 in order to enter Junior Kindergarten, five years old by August 1 to enter Kindergarten and six years old by October 1 to enter first grade.
All students enrolling in school in Kentucky for the first time must furnish the school with the following ORIGINAL MEDICAL FORMS authorized by the State of Kentucky:
- Completed medical examination form
- Current, original immunization certificate
- Kentucky Eye Examination Form for School Entry (new students ages 3, 4, 5, & 6 who were not previously in our Pre-school/ Pre-K program)
PRIORITY OF ACCEPTANCE
The purpose of a Catholic education is to assure that Catholic truths and values are fully integrated with the student’s life and academic program. The St. Michael Community includes both church and school which work together, not separately, in carrying out the mission of St. Michael. Parents should enroll their children in St. Michael School if they desire and intend to support and participate fully in the faith programs of the St. Michael community.
Priority of acceptance into St. Michael School is a privilege granted to children of active and supportive members of St. Michael Parish.
Active and supporting members of our St. Michael community:
– Regularly attend Mass;
– Complete a Stewardship form and return by the deadline. This includes:
- Commitment to prayer for the success of the mission of the St. Michael Community;
- Volunteering in at least one area of ministry;
- Commitment and fulfillment of a Stewardship pledge (Tuition is not included as part of your tithe.)
Stewardship forms on file, as well as feedback from ministry chairs, will be used to confirm commitments made. Annual acceptance and discounted tuition are dependent on status as an active and supportive member of our St. Michael community.
We recognize there are times when personal situations arise that may affect your ability to consistently continue your support. If this happens, please contact the Parish Business Manager. We want to make sure these special situations do not cause additional issues with continuing school enrollment. We will work together to make the best of any difficult circumstances that may arise.
Families must be Catholic and active members of the parish for one year before eligible for the discounted rate. Discount applies to tuition only. Discounts will be applied to multiple children.
Priority for enrollment is based on the following:
- Children who have attended St. Michael for a year, but are not ready to move on to the next instructional level or students in Junior Kindergarten moving to the traditional Kindergarten program will be given first priority.
- Siblings of students who are presently enrolled or who have graduated, and whose families have been registered members of St. Michael for more than one year will be accepted, provided their families are active, participating and supportive members of the parish.
- Children who are currently enrolled (including pre-school)
- Children of active, participating and supportive members who have been registered at St. Michael for more than one year and are enrolling for the first time
- Children of families, including siblings of students presently enrolled, who have become registered members within the last twelve months and are active, participating and supportive members
- Children of non-parish, Catholic families, including siblings of students presently enrolled, may be admitted when openings exist, when the family is in a location where no Catholic school is available, or the children are transferring from another school. In this instance, admission will be considered if the application includes a detailed letter from the family’s Pastor outlining their stewardship activities and establishing that they are active, participating and supportive members of their parish.
- Children of non-Catholic families, with a sibling already in school and the family is supportive and actively participating may be admitted when openings exist.
- Children, including siblings of students who are presently enrolled, of registered but non- supportive members of St. Michael, may be admitted when openings exist.
- Children of non-Catholic families may be admitted when openings exist.
The Admission Policy will be reviewed each year.
In case of conflict, the date of formal parish registration along with supportive stewardship activities, and the baptismal date of the student, will determine the order of admissions.
Any student admitted to St. Michael School will be on probation to be sure adjustment to St. Michael School proceeds as smoothly as possible. In most cases, the length of probation is the child’s first grading period. However, the principal may adjust the length of time to better serve the needs of the child and St. Michael School.
Parents/guardians are required to inform St. Michael officials of their child’s special academic, emotional or physical needs. St. Michael officials must also be informed of any testing for learning disabilities by Jefferson County Public Schools or any private agency. Copies of testing reports are needed to be considered for acceptance. St. Michael officials have the right to decide if its program will best meet an individual child’s special learning needs.
Please refer to Pre-school Handbook for their admissions policy.