ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND AGE REQUIREMENTS
Policy ES 130.1 Archdiocesan schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in these schools. Archdiocesan schools do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.
Policy ES 130.2 St. Symphorosa admits students who are not Catholic provided that these students will not displace Catholic students and that both students and parents clearly understand that participation in Catholic religious instruction and school activities related to the Catholic identity of the school are required.
Policy ES 131.1
Procedures for admissions:
Preference will be given in the following order;
Registered St. Symphorosa parish members
A child entering school must be in compliance with the age requirements of the State of Illinois regarding age of admission.(for example; a child entering Kindergarten needs to be 5 years old by September 1)
3. For the admission of pre-school, kindergarten, first grade or a transfer student, parents will present:
a) an official copy of the child’s birth certificate which is reviewed, copied and returned to the parent/guardian
b) the baptismal record (if applicable)
c)a record of compliance with local and State of Illinois health requirements
4. For admission of transfer students, parents shall present the proper transfer or some appropriate credential from the school previously attended. Upon written request from the receiving school, all records from the previous school shall be transferred within ten days provided financial obligations to the school have been met.
In all cases, the transfer, health records and unofficial record (if applicable) must be sent within ten days.
School personnel must verify that the person enrolling the child is the legal guardian of the child before accepting the student.(state ID or drivers license from parent or legal guardian must be presented)
As part of the admissions process the school will:
do an interview with the parent/guardian;
explain the purpose of the probationary period for all new/transfer students;
identify a shadow day
Once admitted, all new and transfer students are welcome and will be accepted on a probationary period of 90 school days at St. Symphorosa School. During this probationary period, students are expected to maintain passing grades, have no major disciplinary issues, or require accommodations that the school physically or financially is incapable of supporting. Students with special learning needs may be accepted if the school has the staff and ability to make the necessary accommodations for the child’s academic growth and success. During the 90 day probationary period, if the school determines the student is unable to perform with adequate growth in this environment, any prepaid tuition will be prorated and refunded.