ADMISSIONS, WITHDRAWAL AND TRANSFERS
It is the goal of Saint Clement School to educate children of Catholic families. Registration means that the family is willing to comply with the programs and policies of the school and actively participate in the activities, which support the school in its programs and philosophy. Catholic schools are a primary means of Catholic education. The Catholic school is to assist Catholic families in the formation and education of their children in the Catholic faith, Gospel values and traditions.
Testing – All prospective students take a test that indicates their compatibility with the curriculum of Saint Clement School and the students currently enrolled.
Records at Entrance – Students entering school for the first time are required to bring a birth record, a baptismal record (if applicable) and a record of state-required immunizations.
Transfer Student Process and Requirements – All financial obligations to previous school must be current.
Special Needs – Admission of transfer students with special needs will be dependent upon the school program’s ability to meet these needs.
Priority of Acceptance – Students are accepted in this order: Siblings, Catholic In-Parish, Catholic Out of Parish and Non-Catholics.
Upon Acceptance – Parents enter into a contract with the school regarding the payment of tuition and other fees.
Saint Clement School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Parents may withdraw their student at any time. If a student is not returning to Saint Clement School, parents should notify the school in writing. Tuition will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. Registration and Development fees will not be refunded.
Students clearly unable to profit from the school by reason of ability, serious emotional instability, repeated uncooperative or destructive behavior or the repeated uncooperative or destructive attitude of parent/legal guardian will be asked to transfer when:
- The school has explored means to meet the needs of the child and are unable to meet them.
- There has been sufficient discussion with the parent/legal guardian concerning the child’s condition or the parent/legal guardian’s attitude.
- The transfer is to take place at the end of a grading period, preferably at the end of an academic year.
- The final decision is made by the Principal in consultation with the Pastor and Superintendent.
$400 Non-Refundable Registration Fee (Per Student) due at the time of acceptance. Registration fees help defray the cost of the following: religious materials, consumable workbooks, health fees, insurance fees, Department of Education fees, ITBS testing, office records, physical education supplies, use of textbooks and earthquake supplies.
$200 Non-Refundable Development Fee per newly enrolled families (for future capital expenditures). All families in the 2015 – 2016 school year will pay their tuition through an online program called FACTS Tuition Management. Tuition assistance is accepted from various organizations including FACE and BASIC Fund. About 12 percent of our school population receives some form of tuition assistance, which include our in-house tuition assistance and Father Phil Sopke scholarship. Full tuition is due until assistance is verified by the awarding organization. Tuition will be adjusted when the school receives confirmation.