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Transfer Students

 

Transfer Student Policy

Students interested in transferring to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School as a freshman, sophomore or junior, may contact Diane Pyle, Director of Admissions at 913-319-2423 or dpyle@stasaints.net to express your interest. We accept transfer students who have the intention of starting in August and January.  

 

We do not accept students entering their senior year unless they have recently moved to the Overland Park area.

Each transfer student is considered on a case by case basis. A student entering the senior year requesting a transfer may be allowed to transfer only after a personal meeting with the President and extraordinary circumstances are determined to exist. No senior student will be approved for transfer after the school year has begun.

 

For August enrollment - application must be submitted by August 2nd.

For January enrollment - application must be submitted by December 14th

 

Criteria that must be met before contacting the Admissions Office: 

  • You must be a student in good standing at your current school
  • You may not be failing any coursework from the most recent school. Saint Thomas Aquinas will not be responsible for supervising any needed credit recovery in order to complete our graduation requirements.
  • You must currently be on track for graduation
  • You must be carrying a minimum of 2.3/4.0 grade point average (83% on a percentile scale)
  • Any student who has been dismissed from their previous school will not be accepted under any circumstances. This also includes students who have been given the option to leave before any disciplinary or academic action is taken. 
  • All students requesting a transfer must be making reasonable progress towards graduation as outlined in the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Handbook. Any transfer approval is contingent on the receipt and verification of the final transcript from the most recent school.

 

Transfer Student Protocol

The following is the protocol and criteria for any student wishing to transfer to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School effective with the 2019-2020 school year. No student will be accepted for transfer after the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School semester has begun. If approved, they will only be allowed to transfer as noted in #3 below.

  1. A student who will be entering their senior year will not be accepted unless the family is moving in from out of the Kansas City metro area.  A student entering the senior year requesting a transfer may be allowed to transfer only after a personal meeting with the President and extraordinary circumstances are determined to exist. No senior student will be approved for transfer after the school year has begun.
  2. Students requesting a transfer at the beginning of the school year must be registered at least two weeks before his/her class is scheduled for orientation. For the 2019-2020 school year, the deadline is August 2, 2019. Future school year dates will be determined after the calendar draft is approved.
  3. Students requesting a transfer during the school year will only be accepted at the beginning of the semester for transfer. For the 2019-2020 school year, the final date for acceptance will be Friday, December 15, 2019, in order to have the time to assess all necessary and official paperwork (i.e. grade documentation, health records, and any disciplinary reports).
  4.  All students requesting a transfer must be making reasonable progress towards graduation as outlined in the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Student Handbook. Any transfer approval is contingent on the receipt and verification of the final transcript from the most recent school. 
  5. A student requesting a transfer must not be failing any coursework from his/her previous school. Saint Thomas Aquinas will not be responsible for supervising any needed credit recovery in order to complete any additional Saint Thomas Aquinas graduation requirements. 
  6. Students requesting a transfer for their junior year must be carrying at least a 2.3/4.0 grade point average (83% on a percentage scale) and have accumulated 13 credits (16.5 credits at semester).
  7. Students requesting a transfer for their sophomore year must be carrying 2.3/4.0 grade point average (83% on a percentage scale) and have accumulated 6 credits (9.5 credits at semester).
  8. Students requesting a transfer during their freshman year must be carrying a 2.3/4.0 grade point average and have accumulated 3.5 credits.
  9. Students requesting a transfer must be in good standing in their previous school. Any student who has been dismissed from their previous school will not be accepted under any circumstances. This also includes students who have been given an option to leave before any disciplinary or academic action is taken.

Students wishing to transfer must meet the following procedures


  • Request a transfer packet and return it along with a transcript and copy of the current grades in progress.
  • Schedule a personal interview through the admissions office with an administrator
  • Complete the application form and submit it along with the registration fee.
  • Meet with an Academic Counselor to complete a schedule.

 

Credit Requirements:

  • Students requesting a transfer in January of their freshman year must have accumulated 3.5 credits
  • 10th grade - a student must have a minimum of 6 academic credits
  • January transfer - 10th grade must have a minimum of 19.5 credits
  • 11th grade - a student must have a minimum of 13 academic credits
  • January transfer 11th grade - must have a minimum of 16.5 credits
  • 12th grade - a student must have a minimum of 20 academic credits
 

Step two:

 

  • Submit your current school transcript either by fax (913-345-2319) or scan and email to dpyle@stasaints.net to ensure that Aquinas can academically accommodate you. This document must show classes completed, grades and credit received. During the first semester, a student must also provide a current progress report
  • Any student applying to transfer to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School from another Catholic and/or Private School in the Kansas City Metro must provide verification from their current school's Principal or President on school letterhead indicating the following: (name) has indicated a desire to transfer to Saint Thomas Aquinas High School. I confirm that he/she is a student in good standing at _____________High School and is welcome and eligible to return here as a student without reservation or qualification.
  • Once we receive your records and determine you can be successful at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Our President, Dr. Ford will approve your transfer.
  • We reserve the option to contact your current school to make sure you are a student in good standing.
  • At this point, we will begin the transfer student admissions process which includes an optional shadow day.

 

Step three:

 

  • A student may enroll through www.stasaints.net/admissions link sent to you via email
  • Complete the enrollment form
  • Pay the required fees
  • Set up tuition payment
  • Set up an appointment with Deb Castinado, Academic Counselor to select classes
  • Purchase uniform
  • Set up student email
  • Set up family skyward accounts
  • Register student device