St. Jerome Catholic School
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How to Apply

Registration for school year 2017-18 will begin January 29, 2017. Registration will be done through Gradelink.  Click here to begin.

If you have any questions, please call the school office: 713.468.7946

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Birth Certificate (Please bring original when applying)
  2. Baptismal Certificate (If Catholic)
  3. First Eucharist Certificate (If Catholic)
  4. Most Recent Report Card
  5. Most Recent Achievement Test Scores
  6. Completed Health History Form
  7. Signed Release of Records Form (This goes to your child’s current school. For grades 1-8 only)
  8. Current Court Order or Decree of Custody/Conservation (if applicable)
  9. Two Teacher Recommendation Forms and/or PreK-Kindergarten forms. (These forms should be mailed or faxed directly to St. Jerome Catholic School by current homeroom or core subject teachers).

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

In order for every student to be protected from communicable disease and to be able to participate in the school programs, The Texas Department of State Health Services has established minimum immunization requirements.  All new students admitted to a Catholic School in the State of Texas are required to furnish a copy of their immunization record to the school office before they may enter school on the first day. All immunizations must be up to date by the 1st day of school. Download an immunization checklist here.

Incoming 7th graders must abide by revised immunization requirements that take effect at the beginning of the school year. The following are the changes being implemented:

  • Booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis containing vaccine for entry into 7th grade, if at least 5 years has passed since the last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.  (or when 5 years from last dose has passed)
  • Meningococcal vaccine – 1 dose for entry into 7th grade
  • Varicella Vaccine – 2 doses of varicella vaccine received on or after the 1st birthday for entry into 7th grade
  • For school requirements go to www.immunizetexas.com click “school/childcare requirements”

PLACEMENT TESTING FOR NEW STUDENTS

If applying to grades 1-8, the placement test is one tool used in determining acceptance. The Principal will make the decision if testing is needed.  If deemed necessary, scheduling for placement testing will be done at the time your paperwork is submitted. There is a $30.00 non-refundable fee for testing. This fee is payable, in cash only, when you register for your child’s testing date.

AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS

Pre-K4: 4 years of age by September 1, 2017
Kindergarten: 5 years of age by September 1, 2017
1st Grade: 6 years of age by September 1, 2017
2nd – 8th Grade: Successful completion of the previous grade level

Preference for enrollment will be given to current SJCS families and active parishioners.