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

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 2025 Admissions (current 8th grade students)

Thank you for your interest in joining the St. Francis Catholic High School Class of 2025! 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), and (5) Student/Parent Interview.

1. Application for Admission
Please click here to complete the application for admission. The application has sections for both the student and a parent/parents to complete. 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. The application does not need to be completed in one sitting; you can save it and return to complete it when convenient. There is a $50 application fee. 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 7, 2021.

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. Academic records are due

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. 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.  In December 2020 applicant parents can log into their parent portal (created when an application is submitted) and select a time for the student/parent interview. The interviews will likely be via Zoom, and there will be a wide selection of time slots to choose from.

6. 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, 2020 and closes December 18, 2020.

Placement Testing
Given the current Health guidelines around COVID-19 and with a focus on student safety, we have decided not to administer the High School Placement Test for the 2021-2022 admissions season. All admitted St. Francis students will take placement tests and optional challenge tests in late February 2021 and early March 2021.

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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.