APPLY NOW

St. Mary's is accepting applications
for the current year and for the 2024-2025 school year.

Step 2:
Log into your Parent Portal account
to complete the items on your student's Checklist.

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Please contact our Director of Enrollment, Danny Cuadrado (dcuadrado@smhscs.org), if you have any questions.

APPLYING FOR 9th GRADE

Step 1: Create an Account.
Parent/guardian creates a Parent Portal account in Finalsite, our online package that simplifies and tracks the steps to apply to St. Mary's High School via a student Checklist.

Step 2: Log into the Account and complete the items listed on your student's checklist.

  • Complete the Application form and submit $25 fee

  • Register/take the Placement Test and submit $25 fee

  • Upload birth certificate

  • Upload recent photo

  • Upload current immunization record

  • Upload final 7th grade report card

  • Upload partial 8th grade report card

  • Request recommendation from current English teacher

  • Request recommendation from current Math teacher

  • Request recommendation from current Science teacher

  • Upload copy of current 504 or IEP, if applicable

Placement Test
All incoming 9th grade applicants are required to take a Placement Test as part of the application process. We use the national College Board's PSAT 8/9 as one of the tools for placing each rising 9th grader into the appropriate level of courses in the subjects of English, Math, and Science.

To register for the Placement Test, log into your Parent Portal account and follow the student's Checklist. Under "Register for Placement Test", you will "Schedule Appointment", select a test date, and submit the $25 testing fee, all within the registration form.

Teacher Recommendations
From within the Parent Portal account in Finalsite, you can request recommendations from your current 8th grade teachers. St. Mary's High School requires the following recommendations:

  • English Teacher

  • Math Teacher

  • Science Teacher

The student checklist will request the teacher recommendations on your behalf. The parent will automatically be notified by email when each teacher recommendation form is completed.

Step 3: Review by Admissions Committee / Notification of Status
After all checklist items have been completed, your Application will automatically be forwarded to the Admissions Committee, which meets once a month from January through May. After the Committee meets, the parent receives notification of acceptance by email.

Step 4: Finalize your student's Enrollment
Upon acceptance, log into your Parent Portal account to finalize your student's enrollment. The checklist will ask you to complete a Contract for the coming school year and submit the registration fee.

Medical forms, if required, will also be listed in your student checklist to complete.

APPLYING TO TRANSFER

Step 1: Create an Account.
To begin, parents/guardians should create a Parent Portal account in Finalsite, a software package used at St. Mary's High School that simplifies and tracks the steps to apply to our school via a student checklist.

Step 2: Log into the Account and complete the items listed on your student's checklist.

  • Complete the Application form and submit $50 fee

  • Upload birth certificate

  • Upload recent photo

  • Upload current immunization record

  • Upload unofficial transcript and in-progress grades (if applicable)

  • Upload copy of current 504 or IEP, if applicable


Step 3: Review by Admissions Committee / Notification of Status
After all checklist items have been completed, our administration will contact your current high school's administration. Then your Application will be forwarded to our Admissions Committee for determination of acceptance. The parent will receive notification of the student's status.


Step 4: Finalize your student's Enrollment
Upon acceptance, log into your Parent Portal account to finalize your student's enrollment. The checklist will ask you to complete a Contract for the current/coming school year and to submit the registration fee.

Medical forms, if required, will also be listed in your student checklist to complete.

TUITION PLANS / ASSISTANCE

FACTS works with schools across the country to provide tuition management services that make education more affordable. Through their programs, parents can pay tuition and fees over time, using a variety of payment methods, making it easier to afford a quality education for their children.

For more information on payment plan options and/or financial help with tuition, please read FACTS - Parents' Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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UPON ACCEPTANCE:

We will notify you by email upon acceptance. When you log into your Parent Portal account, you will see the Enrollment checklist.

Complete the item(s) on the Enrollment checklist.
Contract, signed online.
Enrollment Fee of $500, paid online.

If applicable, an offer of Tuition Assistance will be sent to the parent/guardian by email, upon availability.

Student's classes will be scheduled after the enrollment fee has been paid and the items on the Parent Portal account's Enrollment checklist have been completed.

DECREASE your tuition fee:
1. Purchase SCRIP through our Business Office. A percentage of the SCRIP profit is applied as a discount to your next year's tuition.

2. Pay tuition in full by June 15 through your Parent Portal account to receive a $300 discount. Please note that Tuition Assistance recipients do not qualify for this discount.

3. Pay one-half tuition by June 15 and the second half by Nov. 15 through your Parent Portal account to receive a $150 discount off second payment. Please note that Tuition Assistance recipients do not qualify for this discount.

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