Registration Information for New Immaculate Conception Families.
Criteria for registering or excluding a student includes: previous family enrollment in Catholic schools and previous financial and moral support of Catholic schools by the family in question; conduct of students and parents with regard to the school, its principal, teachers and other students; and the ability of the school to offer appropriate programming to meet the individual needs of the student. Placement tests in language arts and math may be used to determine grade of entry for students requesting admission to grades 3 – 8.
Registration for new students will be held annually in the spring. The public will be notified of registration dates both in the Parish newsletter and the school’s bulletin. Priority will be given to: 1.) current school families. 2.) registered parishioners of a Blue Water Vicariate Parish. 3.) non-registered families.
Pre-K must be the appropriate age (3 or 4) by December 1st of the enrolling year and must be potty trained. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1st of the enrolling year. In order for Immaculate Conception to meet the needs of the child, the child must demonstrate kindergarten readiness as demonstrated by the kindergarten screening. This screening is administered in the spring preceding fall enrollment. Kindergarten through eighth grade class size will be maintained at no more than 28 students.
Prior to enrollment in grades five through eight, the principal will interview student and parent(s) to determine reasons for seeking admission. At the time of the interview, the most recent report card and/or other evidence of achievement from the last school attended will be reviewed. All requested documentation MUST be received by the school office prior to start day. Transfer students will be accepted on a probationary status for at least one semester.
Documentation referred to above consists of: 1. a copy of the child’s birth certificate for our files 2. the child’s baptismal certificate 3. the last 4 digits of the child’s social security number 4. in custodial cases, a legal document designating custody 5. health and up-to-date immunization records as required by Macomb County and the State of Michigan 6. a most recent report card, achievement test scores, and attendance record from the last school