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If you have already submitted your application for admission and would like to access your parent portal, please click here and enter the login and password you created when you applied. 

Class of 2021 Admissions (current 8th grade students)

Thank you for your interest in joining the St. Francis Catholic High School Class of 2021! A complete application for admission consists of the following: (1) Online application for admission, (2) Academic Record Report (transcripts and standardized test scores), (3) Principal, English and Math Recommendation Forms, (4) Pastor Recommendation Form (optional), (5) High School Placement Test, and (6) Student/Parent Interview.

1. Application for Admission
Please complete and submit the online application by January 12, 2017. The application has sections for both parents and the student to complete. There is a $50 application fee, which includes administration of the High School Placement Test. When completing the application for admission you will create a login that you will use to access your online parent portal for all the other steps in the admissions process.  After submitting the application, please wait 24 hours for the application to process, then log in and proceed to Step 2. Please click here for the online application for admission.

2. Academic Record Request
Click here to download and print the Academic Record Request. Complete your information and sign for the release of transcripts and standardized test scores. Give the completed and signed form to your daughter’s current school to complete and submit to St. Francis High School by January 20, 2017.

3. Recommendation Forms:  Principal, Math, English
After obtaining the email addresses for the applicant’s Principal, Math teacher, and English teacher, sign on to the parent portal and submit the recommendation form to each recommender. Recommendation forms need to be submitted to St. Francis High School by January 20, 2017.

Please click here for a handout that explains how to access the recommendation forms in the online parent portal.

4. Pastor Recommendation Form (optional)
After obtaining the email address for the applicant’s pastor/minister/faith leader, sign on to the parent portal and submit the pastor recommendation form. Alternatively, you may click here to print out the Pastor Recommendation form and ask that your clergy member complete the form and return it to the St. Francis Admissions office. Families who choose not to submit the Pastor Recommendation Form will be asked on the application for admission why they wish for their daughter to attend a faith-based high school.

5. High School Placement Test (HSPT)
All applicants who apply for admission to the Class of 2021 are automatically registered for the HSPT. The HSPT will be administered on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm. If the applicant cannot make that testing date, there is a makeup HSPT on Saturday, January 21st. Requests for the makeup HSPT date can be made via the online parent portal. Students needing extended time on the HSPT must take the test on January 14th.

6. Student-Parent Interviews
All applicants, accompanied by at least one parent, will participate in admissions interviews. The interviews will take place on January 24th (3:30 to 6:30 pm), January 26th (3:30 to 6:30 pm) and January 28th (8:00 am to 12:00 pm). The interviews last approximately 15-20 minutes, and interview time slots can be reserved via the online parent portal.

7. Financial aid application
The online application for tuition assistance will open on October 11, 2016. An affiliated company (TADS) processes the financial aid applications, which must be submitted by January 9, 2017. If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the business office at (916) 737-5042.

Admissions Policy

St. Francis Catholic High School, in the Diocese of Sacramento, mindful of their primary mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. St. Francis Catholic High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nation and/or ethnic origin, age, or disability in the administration of education, policies, scholarships and loan programs, and other school administered programs.


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Privacy Policy

St. Francis Catholic High School is strongly committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of website user information. This Privacy Policy describes the information that St. Francis Catholic High School collects through our website, what is done with the information collected, and to whom the information may be disseminated.

St. Francis Catholic High School collects the data that your web browser passes on, such as generic connection information, Internet IP address, cookies and web-browser name and version. These items are recorded in our web server’s log files, which is common practice with all websites. We use the information contained within these logs to track the number of visitors to the website, analyze the performance of the website, and to track user preferences to ensure that we are publishing content that people need and want.

Any such data and any additional information that we gather via online forms, like contact information (i.e. email and/or mailing address), is only used internally. We may use such contact information to communicate with you, but we will not sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist St. Francis Catholic High School in communicating with you. We may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.

All highly sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is encrypted through a secure connection (SSL/TLS). Independent external and internal audits are conducted from time to time to review our privacy and security settings, how we process your information on our website and to ensure we remain compliant with PCI-DSS standards (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). St. Francis Catholic High School processes transactions immediately and does not store any credit card information at any time. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on its website.

St. Francis Catholic High School’s website contains links to other websites. St. Francis Catholic High School is not responsible for the privacy practices or anything else having to do with sites that link to or from our site, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on linked sites as their standards may be different from ours.

The content, including the images, of our website, especially in those sections which are password-protected, are intended for specific individuals, groups or members of our school community. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from St. Francis Catholic High School for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever. We urge you to be careful about giving information in public areas of the website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the website, and any information you share in a public area is done so at your own risk.

St. Francis Catholic High School reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted in our Privacy Policy page to reflect the date of modification. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this Privacy Policy.

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