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SFHS Admissions Process
Thank you for your interest in joining St. Francis Catholic High School!  


Class of 2023 Admissions (current 8th grade students)

Thank you for your interest in joining the St. Francis Catholic High School Class of 2023! 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, and (6) Student/Parent Interview.

1. Application for Admission
Please click here to complete the application for admission.  The application deadline is January 10, 2019. 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. 

2. 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. Recommendation forms need to be submitted to St. Francis High School by January 18, 2019.

3. 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. 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.

4. 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 18, 2019.

5. High School Placement Test (HSPT)
All applicants who apply for admission to the Class of 2023 are automatically registered for the HSPT. The HSPT will be administered on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:15 pm. If the applicant cannot make that testing date, there is a makeup HSPT on Saturday, January 19th. Requests for the makeup HSPT date can be made via the online parent portal. If your student currently receives extended time for testing and would like to request a similar accommodation for the HSPT, please email Admissions Director Lisa Wilkins at

6. Student-Parent Interviews
All applicants, accompanied by at least one parent, will participate in Admissions interviews. The interviews will take place on January 22, 2019 (3:30 to 6:30 pm), January 23, 2019 (3:30 to 6:30 pm), January 24, 2019 (3:30 to 6:30 pm) and January 26, 2019 (9:00 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 8, 2018. Please click here for more information on tuition and tuition assistance. An affiliated company (TADS) processes the financial aid applications, which must be submitted by December 21, 2018. 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.