This year’s enrollment comes from thirty-six parishes. BCCHS does not discriminate on the basis of color, national origin or sex in any of its policies, practices or procedures.
2016-17: 1,158 students in Grades 9-12.
It is our intention to assist as many parents as possible that are active parish stewards to obtain a Catholic school education for their children.
It is the grade school/parish’s responsibility to share these guidelines with students and their parents from the beginning of middle school, preferably at a meeting early in the school year. Parents should realize that poor effort or cooperation by either the students or the parents jeopardizes the Parish Family Agreement and the Grade School Recommendation. Grade schools that request special consideration for a student with disabilities must submit an individual learning plan for the student. Note: When deadlines are missed, students with incomplete applications may be deferred.
For currently enrolled students, a completed Parish Family Agreement must be submitted to the high school before they are officially enrolled. The high schools will make available to pastors any information they request in order to make their decisions: grades, discipline records, attendance, records, etc.
1. Students submit a letter of application to their pastor in December 2016. This essay should explain why the student wishes to attend a Catholic high school, how they have been active in the parish, and how they plan to be active during their high school years.
2. Students must submit an application to Bishop Carroll by Friday, January 6, 2017. Applicants must pay a $150 non-refundable registration fee.
3. Incoming freshman from Catholic grade schools will give placement exams during the week of November 28 - December 2, 2016. Students not attending Catholic grade schools will need to contact the high school for the date and time of placement exams.
4. A Parish Family Agreement from a supporting parish must be signed by all legal guardians and submitted to the Catholic School Office by Monday, January 30, 2017. A signed Parish Family Agreement is a requirement but not a guarantee of high school admission. Pastors are under no obligation to sign a Parish Family Agreement for a student or family that does not take their parish membership seriously, and may revoke the agreement if families do not keep the agreement.
5. A satisfactory grade school recommendation must be submitted to the Catholic School Office by January 30, 2017, on the form prescribed by the Diocese of Wichita. Acceptance of students who have been suspended or who have rankings of 1 or 0 will be deferred. Students who have been expelled for egregious conduct will not be admitted for one year. If the student is not a member of the sponsoring parish, the principal is to send a copy of the completed agreement to the student’s pastor as well.
6. Catholics entering from outside the Catholic school system must demonstrate satisfactory participation in a PSR program and satisfactory grade school performance. Forms are available from the high schools and are due in the Catholic School Office by January 30, 2017. Where satisfactory performance is lacking, pastors may still choose to grant a PFA for pastoral reasons. Upperclassmen (non-Catholic and Catholics entering from outside the Diocese of Wichita) please contact President, Mrs. Leticia Nielsen at 316-729-5289.
7. Students will be formally notified of their acceptance into Kapaun Mt. Carmel or Bishop Carroll if all elementary school and parish requirements have been met. However, the high schools may also issue a conditional acceptance where circumstances warrant.
First priority will be given to students who meet all these criteria, as well as all deadlines for application, placement testing, fees and orientation. Final decisions about admission are determined by the high school in consultation with the pastors, except for those students who have been expelled. Priority will be given to Catholics who are active parishioners.