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SFHS Admissions Process
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Troubie. We are thrilled that you are considering St. Francis for your high school experience and we cannot wait to meet you!  

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Class of 2028 Admissions (current 8th grade students)

A complete application for admission consists of the following: (1) Online application for admission and $50 application fee, (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, (6) applicant video, and  (7) application for financial aid (optional).

1. Application for Admission


The application for admission has sections for both parents and the student to complete. There is a $50 application fee, which includes administration of the HSPT. 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.  Priority applications for admission are due January 11, 2024. Applications submitted after that date will be considered on a rolling basis if space is available.

2. Academic Record Report

We request that your daughter’s current school send us a transcript for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, and any standardized test results taken during those years. After obtaining the email address for the person responsible for your daughter’s academic record reports at her current school (this could be a Registrar or administrative staff) you will sign on to the parent portal and submit the Academic Record Report request directly to that person. You should only need to email this form to her current school as they should have her complete educational records from all schools she has attended. We kindly ask that you wait to email your current school until your daughter’s semester grades have posted.

3. Recommendation Forms:  Principal, Math, English

After obtaining the email addresses for the applicant’s Principal/Counselor, Math teacher, and English teacher, sign on to the parent portal and submit the recommendation form to each recommender. 

4. Clergy 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. 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.  Applicant video

Applicants will submit a short (30-90 second) video that answers the following questions:

(1) What are you most excited to experience in high school? Let us know who you are, what you love to do, and if there are new things you want to try in high school. 

(2) Our SFHS schools pillars are Faith, Excellence, Leadership and Service. Please pick one of our pillars and describe what it means to you.

Don’t forget to introduce yourself, be creative, and relax – we are excited to learn more about you!

6. The High School Placement Test (HSPT)

The HSPT will be administered on January 13, 2024 from 7:45 am to 11:45 am. There will be a makeup HSPT (with limited seating) on January 20, 2024. You can sign up for the HSPT via the online parent portal, with the default test administration being January 13th.

If an applicant currently receives extended time for a documented learning difference, please email Lisa Wilkins at to request extended time (+50%).

2024 Makeup HSPT FAQs

7.  Financial aid application

CLICK HERE for tuition information and assistance.

An affiliated company (FACTS) processes the financial aid applications. If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact Student Accounts Coordinator Michael Gallo at (916) 737-5042 or Applications for financial aid are due January 11, 2024.



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.