ADMISSION Process for 2017-2018
Prospective Freshman Applicants complete an online application and submit a $75 non-refundable application fee. The online application site will open in October. Only freshman applicants are required to take the High School Placement Test.
Nolan Catholic considers qualified students of all faiths and denominations without any regard to race, ethnicity or national origin.
Admissions Committee reviews the entire body of work including: the application, placement test, report cards, standardized test scores and teacher recommendations in regards to academic ratings, effort and potential.
WORK ETHIC, CONDUCT AND RESPECT
History of effort level, proper conduct and treating others with kindness – Admissions Committee carefully reviews the citizenship, motivation and effort portions of the report cards, teacher comments and teacher evaluations.
Parental cooperation with student expectations – Parents must share behavior expectations required by Nolan Catholic
Our Admissions Committee will review the applicant when:
- The online application is complete and submitted
- Principal and teacher evaluations have been received
- Report cards from the 7th and 8th grades have been received
- The admissions test results are received
- A family interview has been conducted
HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST
The HSPT is a curriculum based test which helps us determine acceptance and placement when considering upper level courses. Late applicants are reviewed with the same integrity and consideration as applications we received prior to the deadline. Taking the late placement test will not detract from a student’s chance from being accepted.
Every student enrolled in a Catholic School in the State of Texas shall be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A student who fails to present the required evidence shall not be accepted for enrollment. The only exception to the foregoing requirement is a medical exemption signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) authorized to practice in the State of Texas, including the physicians license number.
Immunizations are not in conflict with the Catholic faith. Conscientious objections or waivers, which may be permissible for attendance in public schools, do not qualify as an exemption in Catholic Schools in Texas. (Atty. Gen. Op. GA-0420)
This policy was adopted by Texas Catholic Conference Education Department, December 2008 and voted on April 3, 2017 to keep as written with no changes by the Bishops of Texas.