ADMISSIONS POLICY

Title IX Statement
Holy Name Catholic School is committed to assisting parents in their effort to maintain the right to exercise a free choice among schools for their children. Holy Name actively promotes its independence and diversity relative to state- supported schools and institutions, while continually maintaining a broad public commitment to excellence in education. This school acknowledges the requirements of Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, Public Law 92-31B (as amended by Public Law 93-568): that said non-public school does not discriminate on the basis of sex in employment practices or the educational program or activities which it operates; and that said non-public school shall not violate the requirements of Title IX.

 Holy Name School admits students of all races, nationalities, and ethnic origins to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded students in this school. It does not discriminate on the basis of educational policies, admissions, scholarship or loan programs, athletic and other administered programs.


General Guidelines
The admissions policy for Holy Name Catholic School is as follows:

1. Registered parishioners
2. Siblings of current students
3. Catholic families from neighboring parishes (if room exists in a particular grade)
4. Non-Catholic families

When registering anyone, the school will adhere to the directives of the Cardinal, the Archdiocese School Office, and the State of Michigan. Parents or guardians of students seeking admission or transfer to Holy Name Catholic School must present copies of the most recent report card, standardized test results, and/or evidence of achievement from the last school attended. Testing for admission may be required. In addition, the principal will interview prospective students and/or their parents to determine reasons for seeking admission. (Archdiocese of Detroit School Policy 5002)

Holy Name Catholic School, respecting the rights of all involved, retains its authority to refuse admittance to, or expel, at any time, any student whose special needs cannot be met within the school setting, or whose presence would seriously impair the development of Christian education. The decision to accept a student is the responsibility of the principal. (5002)

New students are accepted on a probationary basis for a period of not less than one semester (5002), with proper placement being determined by the past performance of the student.

During the time of probation, parents are encouraged to maintain open, frequent communication with their child(ren)’s teachers. At the end of the probationary period, a conference will be held with the teachers, parents, and administrator in attendance. At this time a decision will be made as to whether to end the probationary period, extend it, or ask the parents to seek another educational setting for the student.

Parents seeking to enroll their child(ren) in Holy Name Catholic School are expected to:
1. Accept and support the Philosophy and Mission of the school and its implementation in the school program.
2. Support and adhere to all policies, procedures, and functions of the school.
3. Be prepared to give moral support to the developmental programs provided for the student.
4. Recognize that the school may not have the resources to meet the special needs of some children.
5. Provide the financial support necessary to operate the school by making timely tuition payments as agreed upon with the school administration.
6. Recognize that registration/enrollment may be jeopardized if fees and tuition payments are not current.

Age Requirements
Holy Name Catholic School adheres to the policies of the State of Michigan and the Archdiocese of Detroit in regard to the age of admissions. Students seeking enrollment in kindergarten should be five years of age by September 1st of the current school year.

Health Records
State Law requires that vision screening be performed for kindergarten enrollment, and parents must provide evidence of vision screening during preschool years before a child enters kindergarten.

 Schools in Michigan are also required to assess and report the immunization status of all students. Therefore, all applicants must present documentation showing that they comply with the State of Michigan’s required immunization and health rules and regulations. These require that a child enrolling in a public, private, parochial, or denominational school in this state for the first time shall submit one of the following:

1. A statement signed by a physician that the child has been immunized or protected against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, rubella, measles, mumps, hepatitis, and poliomyelitis. In addition, your child has been tuberculin tested to determine the presence of infection from tuberculosis.
2. A waiver provided by Oakland County Health Department is required for a child who has not been immunized and tuberculin tested because of religious convictions or other objectives. 

Admissions will be considered incomplete until all health and immunization requirements have been met.
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