ADMISSIONS FAQ

Your Questions, Answered

WHERE DO I START?

We have answered all of potential families’ most frequently asked questions below. If you don’t find what you need here, you may contact our Director of Admissions via phone or email, or you may use the form on this page to send your question directly to her. Questions are typically answered within 48 business hours or less.

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How can I apply to Catholic High School?

Our application is on our website under Choosing CHS, or you can stop by the Admissions Office Monday through Friday to pick up an application and meet our Admissions Director.

Is there a fee to apply?

There is no application fee. However, the parent or guardian is required to retrieve all the supporting documents we need for the application process.  These are listed on the last page of the application.

How much are tuition and fees?

 Tuition varies by number of students attending and their grade levels. Our current tuition and fee sheet can be found here. Please contact Mrs. Christine Vann at cvann@chspanthers.com or 337-256-5799 should you have any questions regarding tuition.

Is financial aid available?

Catholic High School does offers financial aid.  Eligibility is determined through the FACTS program. You can apply online here:  https://online.factsmgt.com/aid

ACE Scholarships may also be available for students transferring from a public school. You can apply and find more information on their website:  www.acesholarship.org

My child is not Catholic. Can he/she still attend?

Catholic High School makes no discrimination on basis of race, religion, or gender in the administration of education policies, application of admission, extracurricular and athletic programs.

Anyone is welcome to attend.  All students are expected to respect and abide by the rules and regulations of the school.

Where can I find Catholic High School’s rules and regulations for students?

Our handbook is published on the Student Life page of our Web site. The handbook has a wealth of information from uniform guidelines to procedures for carline, and much more.

What are the school’s hours of operation?

Students can begin arriving at school at 7:15 AM.  The first bell rings at 7:40 AM and school ends at 2:50 PM for high school students, and 2:55 PM for grades 4 through 8.  Teachers are on duty until 3:30 PM, and offices close at that time.

Is aftercare available?

Mrs. Anna Davis, retired teacher and grandmother of multiple CHS students, provides an after-care service at CHS for students in grades 4-8.  Before care and extended care are also offered on days with early dismissal or late start (exam days).  For more information, contact Mrs. Davis at sdavis211@cox.net.

Is bus transportation available for my child(ren)?

Yes, Iberia Parish has a bus service available through the school board if you live within the parish. You can click on the link below for more information.

http://iberia.schooldesk.net/Departments/Transportation/tabid/54378/Default.aspx

We are also offering a bus service to the Baldwin/Charenton area for the upcoming school year.  Please contact adavis@chspanthers.com for more information.

How can I register my student?

Once the student has gone through the application process as well as the admissions interview, a decision will be made about the student’s enrollment.  If the student is accepted, the Admissions Director will contact the parents or guardians.

Enrollment is completed through an online process.  The registration fee is $400 within two weeks of an offer, and $500 thereafter.  This fee is assessed per family, not per student.

What is your admissions policy and procedure for new students?

As a diocesan Catholic school, we have an open admissions policy, yet applicants must be deemed academically qualified and have a positive behavior record to be offered admission. Catholic High institutes a college preparatory curriculum and has graduation requirements which exceed the minimum requirements of the State of Louisiana. It is the policy of Catholic High School to not admit students who are seeking admission as a result of documented expulsion from another school within one year of the time of application. Completed application and proper documentation as specified on check-list are required for all new students.   New students at Catholic High are admitted under a two-tier system:

Tier I

Tier I is for all students applying for entry into grade 4. This tier also applies to students who apply for admission to Catholic High in any grade from any other Catholic school and to siblings of current CHS students attending non-Catholic schools. Tier I priority is as follows:

  1. Priority I: students currently enrolled in feeder/Catholic schools at appropriate grade levels
  2. Priority II: Incoming 4th graders from non-feeder schools as well as siblings of current CHS students attending non-Catholic schools.

Tier II

Tier II is for all other students applying for admission in grades 5-12 currently attending non-feeder and/or non-Catholic schools. Applicants will be notified if an interview is required.

Homeschooled students are welcomed to apply for admission to Catholic High. Verification of curriculum approved and accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education must be included with all other required documentation. The application process may require additional testing for placement purposes. These students must also attend a meeting with CHS administration to review the homeschool program of study and consent to a one-semester academic review period.

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