Class of 2028

Overview

Welcome Class of 2028!
On this page dedicated to all things Troubies '28 you will find helpful information about freshman year. See you soon, Troubies!

Performing Arts 

Performing Arts Auditions & Opportunities 2024

Explore the Arts

Why Concert Choir?

Freshman Courses

Information about freshman courses, including how to complete freshman course requests, will be available on the website and emailed to all incoming freshman families the week of February 26th. You’re going to love working with our Counseling and College Center staff!

Freshman Math Options and Pathways

Freshman Science Placement Review Request Form

Challenge Tests

St. Francis offers incoming freshmen optional challenge tests in Math and Foreign Languages. Freshmen wishing to take Algebra 1 or a first-year Language class do NOT need to take a challenge test. 

Challenge Test dates and times
The optional challenge tests are held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Language tests are held from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and Math tests begin at 10:15 am.

A makeup day for Challenge Tests is held Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

To sign up for the optional Challenge Tests, please click here to complete a short form.

MATH

If you wish to take Algebra 1 as a freshman, no math testing is necessary. Nearly half of the freshman class will take Algebra 1 in their freshman year.

If you are currently taking Algebra 1 and would like to take Geometry as a freshman, you will need to take the Geometry challenge test. The Geometry challenge test is sixty minutes long and calculators are not permitted. Geometry Challenge Test List of Topics 2024

If you are currently taking Integrated Math 1, you will need to take the Integrated Math 2 challenge test. The Integrated Math 2 challenge test is sixty minutes long and calculators are not permitted. Integrated Math 2 Challenge Test List of Topics 2024

If you are currently taking Geometry or Integrated Math 2 and would like to take Algebra 2 as a freshman, you will need to take the Algebra 2 challenge test. The Algebra 2 challenge test is ninety minutes long and calculators are permitted. Algebra 2 Challenge Test List of Topics 2024

If you are currently taking Integrated Math 3 or Algebra 2 and would like to take Honors Pre-Calculus as a freshman, you will need to take the Pre-Calculus challenge test. The Pre-Calculus challenge test is ninety minutes long and calculators are permitted. Honors PreCalculus Challenge Test List of Topics 2024

FOREIGN & CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

To see the concepts covered by the Language tests, please click here:
French 2 Challenge Guidelines
Italian 2 Challenge Guidelines
Spanish 2 Challenge Guidelines
Latin 2 Challenge Guidelines

Class of 2028 Welcome Night:  March 13, 2024

Freshman Welcome Night is a fun and engaging evening for our new Troubies and their families to get to know each other, learn all about academic and extracurricular opportunities, and be welcomed into the St. Francis family.

Schedule:

4:30 pm – 5:55 pm ( Lower Serra Court, Dining Hall and Gym Foyer)

  • Dad’s Club is hosting a BBQ in lower Serra Court
  • The Troubie Store will be open for uniform sizing and purchasing logo items
  • Parents can meet representatives of SFHS Dad’s Club, Patrons of the Arts, Boosters Club, Grandparents Club, Black Parents Club, and Parents Guild
  • Our new Troubies can meet with our Counseling department to turn in their freshman year course requests
  • You’ll have the opportunity to do a 15 minute backstage tour of our spring play, Little Women, which opens on March 15th!
  • Representatives of the following departments will be available to answer your questions:
    Academic Support 
    Academic Teams    
    Athletics
    Math
    Modern & Classical Languages            
    Ministry Leadership
    P.E.    
    Science    
    Student Activities & Leadership        
    Technology                 
    Visual and Performing Arts                

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm (Gym)

  • Welcome to the Sisterhood! Pick up your Class of 2028 shirt, newbie Troubies
  • Get to know the Class of 2028 (fun facts, trivia, and prizes)
  • Our Ambassadors give you their “Top 10 Ways to Thrive at St. Francis High School”

Uniforms

SAVE THE DATE!  You’ll get 10% off your entire order from June 17-23, 2024. No need to order uniforms before then; freshmen will be emailed all the details.
Save the Date SFHS 2024 Uniform Sale Week

USED UNIFORM SALE:  June 14, 2024, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

St. Francis High School uniforms are ordered online through School Uniforms by Tommy Hilfiger. Click here for an ordering instructions pdf that has a convenient QR code you can scan to go directly to the SFHS uniform site, or follow these steps:

1. Go to www.globalschoolwear.com
2.  Where it says Find Your School, enter the code for St. Francis High School:  STFR03. You will be prompted to choose grade (all), gender (girls) and program (daily uniform).
3.  The website will automatically apply the St. Francis logo to uniform items.
4.  If you have questions about sizing, please reference the .
5.  Please allow 10-12 business days for your order to be delivered.

Freshman Class Council

CLASS OF 2028 STUDENT COUNCIL PROCESS

STAY TUNED for all the details on applying for Freshman Class Council. Freshman Class Council is selected via an application and interview process; in subsequent years elections are held.

2024-2025 Academic Year Dates

Freshman Orientation:  August 9, 2024
First day of instruction:  August 12, 2024
Freshman Overnight Retreat:  August 16-17, 2024
Thanksgiving break:  November 25-29, 2024
Christmas break:  December 23, 2024-January 6, 2025  
Easter break:  April 17- April 25, 2025
End of Semester 2:  May 21, 2025

 

Post Stephanie Villanueva '98

Christian Service Requirement for Freshmen

Our patron, St. Francis of Assisi, was a man of peace who built bridges. His desire for justice and peace among God’s people and creation came from his encounters with others. Our direct service requirements model his work. This means you are in direct contact with the people or organizations they are helping. Some good service opportunities include tutoring, visiting the elderly, serving food to those in need, and coaching or mentoring children.