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


Class of 2024 Admissions (current 8th grade students)

Thank you for your interest in joining the St. Francis Catholic High School Class of 2024! 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 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.  After submitting the application, please wait 24 hours for the application to process, then log in and proceed to Step 2. Applications are due by January 9, 2020.

2. Academic Record Report

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; a school representative will then directly submit the requested documents to St. Francis High School. Transcripts are not due until January 17, 2020 and must include first semester grades for the current school year.

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. 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)

The HSPT will be administered on January 11, 2020 from 7:45 am to 12:00 pm. There will be a makeup HSPT (with limited seating) on January 18, 2020. You can sign up for the HSPT via the online parent portal, with the default test administration being January 11th. If an applicant currently receives extended time for a documented learning difference, please email Lisa Wilkins at to request extended time (+50%).

Note:  If you also plan to apply to Christian Brothers High School, we will share your HSPT scores with them.

6. Student-Parent Interviews

All applicants, accompanied by at least one parent or guardian, will participate in an Admissions interview. The interviews last approximately 15-20 minutes, and you can sign up for your interview time slot via the parent portal after submitting your application.

7. Financial aid application

Please click here for more information on tuition and tuition assistance. An affiliated company (TADS) processes the financial aid applications. If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact the business office at (916) 737-5042. The application for financial aid opens October 15, 2019 and closes December 20, 2019.


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.