Saint Mark Catholic Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, 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 origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
All new students are accepted on a three-month probationary basis. Students must meet Saint Mark Catholic Academy’s academic standards and expectations.
CONDITIONS FOR ADMISSION
- A state-issued birth certificate, copy of a baptismal certificate if Roman Catholic, proof of medical exam, and record of immunizations must be submitted by all new students before school begins. Additional medical/dental/vision exam requirements may apply for certain grade levels.
- In order to be accepted into Kindergarten, a student must be 5 (five) years of age by December 31, 2021.
- Students applying for Prekindergarten must be 4 (four) years of age by December 31st 2021.
- Students applying for our 3-year-old preschool must be 3 (three) years of age by December 31, 2021.
- Students registering for Grades 1 to 8 will be accepted only if their previous academic and conduct records are satisfactory.
ADMISSION OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
Students with special needs shall be given the same consideration as all applicants. However, prior to admitting a student with diagnosed special needs, Saint Mark Catholic Academy shall make a determination as to whether or not it feels it can provide an appropriate education for that child. Each child will be considered on an individual basis. Saint Mark will consider:
- The severity and degree of the learning disability;
- The level of support needed from special services and any special equipment the student may require;
- The number of students with disabilities currently enrolled in an assigned class;
- The school’s resources, such as available support personnel, class size, and accessibility of school facilities;
- The accommodations, if any are necessary, and the school’s ability to meet those accommodations;
- The child’s individualized education plan (IEP/IESP) if one exists, and the school’s ability to meet the IEP/IESP.
Parents and/or the public school district in which the student resides shall be responsible for any additional special education services that a student may require.
Saint Mark Catholic Academy will engage the services of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools to assist in making a determination of whether a student’s educational needs can best be met in the least restrictive environment.