Policy

All incoming students are academically tested and will, upon satisfactory performance, be admitted as follows:

  • Preferences shall be given to active members of the parish whose families are registered and who regularly attend Mass at St. Pancratius as verified by the use of the Church envelopes throughout the year.
  • The recommended age for Early Kindergarten students is four years of age by September 1. Students who turn four years of age between September 2 and December 1 will be considered for admission by the school principal with an interview.
  • 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, unless waived by the principal.
  • All students must comply with current California immunization and health requirements prior to enrollment.
  • St. Pancratius 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.

Student Non-Discrimination Policies

St. Pancratius Parish 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, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and some archdiocesan schools operate as single sex schools.

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.

Inclusion Procedures

Through the mission of the Archdiocese, St. Pancratius Parish School strives 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 issues.