St. Bartholomew School has an open admission policy. No person, on the grounds of race, color, disability or national origin, is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the receiving of services. Nor does the school discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, disability, age, gender, or national origin
St. Bartholomew Catholic School adheres to the tenet of Title IX: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal assistance.”
Report Card or Transcript showing promotion to current grade
Standardized Test Results from previous two years
Psycho Educational Evaluation (if applicable)
Health Forms (HRS 680 and HRS 3040)
Certificates for Sacraments (if Catholic)
All new students will be accepted on a probationary period of nine weeks. During that period, teachers and administrators will evaluate his/her attendance, conduct, academic performance and the family’s ability to meet their financial obligations and support of the school’s mission, vision and philosophy.
The Archdiocese requires, that prior to enrollment or attendance in grades Kindergarten and above, each student present or has on file with the school a certification of immunization for the prevention of those communicable diseases for which immunization is required by the Department of Health. A completed Florida Certification of Immunization (Form DH 680) is required to document the administration of prescribed immunization dosages. An exemption from immunization requirements is permissible only with a physician’s certification as to the need for wither a temporary or permanent medical exemption. An exemption from immunization requirements is not permissible for religious, philosophical, personal, or other reasons.
In addition to the above criteria, returning students are also subject to the following requirements:
Timely payment of school fees
Parental participation in school activities/programs
Supportive parental attitude towards the school and its rules and policies
Student performance and attitude towards academics
Registration is subject to the above re-admission procedures. The pastor and/or principal have the implicit authority to deny admission, re-admission or registration.
A student’s enrollment and/or graduation from school does not confer a legal status nor does it serve to regularize an undocumented student. Although the Archdiocese of Miami may assist with the completion of an I-20 form, the school does not guarantee or confer any privileges or rights available to documented legal residents. Parents should consult with immigration legal counsel if they have any questions as to immigration status.
Parents are asked to inform the school office if they intend to withdraw a child. The principal and/or his designee must meet with parents interested in withdrawing their child. Records will not be released unless this meeting takes place, and all accounts have been brought current.
The education of a student is based on a partnership between the parents and the school. Just as the parent has the right to withdraw a child if desired, the school administration reserves the right to require the withdrawal of a student if the administration determines that the partnership is irretrievably broken.