- Preferences shall be given to active members of the parish.
- The recommended age for kindergarten students is five (5) years of age on or before September 1, but required by December 1.
- The recommended age for first grade students is six (6) years of age on or before September 1, but required by December 1.
- All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.
- The parish school will strive to have Catholic education accessible
to as many students as possible, both with its educational programs and
financial considerations; however, it may have insufficient resources to
serve the educational needs of all students.
- The pastor and principal will review a students’ continued eligibility for enrollment in the parish school.
An application, fees, and necessary documents are returned to the
main office. All students K – 8 applying for admission to the school are
required to take an entrance test. The principal reviews the results of
the tests and the documents. No application is considered unless/until
all required documents have been submitted and the entrance test has
been taken. Parents are notified by letter and/or telephone as to the
acceptance or denial of their child’s application.
SCHOOL STUDENT NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The school, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of
Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, or national
and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities
generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
disability, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration
of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and
athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain
athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation.
While the school does not discriminate against students with
special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to
them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a
student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic
and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in
meeting the student’s needs.
Through the mission of the Archdiocese, our schools strive to serve
children with varied learning needs. All educators in Archdiocesan
schools follow “Directions for the Inclusion Process in Catholic
Schools: Support Team Education Plan Process (STEP) and Minor Adjustment
Plan Process (MAP)”. Parents or guardians who feel that their student
may need a minor adjustment to enable him/her to participate in the
general education curriculum of the school should consult the student’s
teacher and principal to determine how best to meet the students needs.
Parents or guardians may request the “Disability Discrimination
Complaint Review Process” from the principal to address unresolved
Enrollment / Registration:
Once a child has been accepted into Mary Star of the Sea, parents
must pay the fees, return the registration form, return the fundraising
and Christian Service agreement and the SMART Financial Management
form. Failure to return any form does not excuse parents from their
obligations. A child’s enrollment status may be revoked if all documents
are not submitted to the school. All new students to the school are
placed on probation for the first year.
Enrollment / Re-registration:
In the spring, parents receive an application to re-register their
child/ren for the new school year. The form and registration fees must
be returned to the office by the deadline date. A child’s place is not
given consideration unless/until the required forms and fees have been
returned to the main office. Final acceptance of a child’s acceptance to
register for the new school year depends upon the following:
- Students: supporting the philosophy, policies and
regulations of the school, achieving satisfactory grades in academics,
conduct and effort per subject for each trimester report card.
- Parents: supporting the philosophy, policies, and
regulations of the school, abiding by the parent agreement, meeting
their financial obligations, and fulfilling the Fundraising and the
Christian Service Agreement.
If one or more of the above criteria are not met, the child/rens’
registration may be denied. In the event that an application is denied
the registration fee will be refunded. The principal makes the final
decision regarding a student’s enrollment status.
Once an application has been accepted, fees are non refundable. The
only exceptions made will be for transfers of families in the Armed