Freshman Handbook

Freshman Handbook - Important Calendar Dates 
Important Dates
Dates are subject to change.
Tuition & Fees
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School was built through the efforts and sacrifices of thousands of area families. We want Saint Thomas Aquinas High School to continue to be an affordable place for families to send their children for a quality, faith-filled Catholic secondary education.
Algebra/Geometry/Spanish Placement Test
No prior registration is needed for a placement test. No phone call is needed if you change your test day. Simply arrive on time for the test date and time.
CLICK HERE for the test out review information
Senior Ambassador Testimony
Dress Code
The purpose of a dress code includes the following:
1. Provide a uniform appearance in order to promote school identity and a sense of community
2. Promote pride and responsibility in personal appearance
3. Reduce the cost of buying clothes
4. Reduce competition among students based on physical appearance
All students are required to wear school uniforms every school day except on designated STA days.
Skyward How-To
Skyward Family Access is our secure internet-based website that allows parents to view your student's academic progress, discipline records, attendance, and class schedule. Parents will be issued a login and password at the Freshman Family Access Info Night on Monday, August 10th from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. before the Freshman Gift Gathering Party in the Commons.
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Touch screen Windows 10 device is preferred
  • Laptop: Mac or Windows
  • If you have a tablet: external keyboard
  • Should have active anti-virus software
  • Microsoft Office – each student has an Office 365 account
  • Google: each student has an account and cloud storage
  • Should have Device Insurance
Summer School Enrollment
Students have the opportunity to enroll in classes during the summer to potentially free up more classes during the school year. 
Service Hours
All students are required to get service hours at Saint Thomas Aquinas.  Freshmen will be required to get twenty hours of service. Fifteen of those hours need to be Corporal Works of Mercy hours. Students can start earning hours for the next school year starting on May 9th. Attached is the form they can use to track hours for the summer. Students will then import those hours to our online system at the beginning of the year. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will get their online service hour login information at the beginning of the school year.
Guided Studies
Guided Studies is a credit-bearing, freshman elective class that is designed to help selected students with the academic transition to high school. The Guided Studies curriculum includes detailed instruction in organization skills, study skills, improving time management, note-taking techniques, test-taking strategies, etc. that will provide the student with a solid learning base.
STA Cafe
The STA Café is excited to offer a variety of fresh, healthy foods in a fun, friendly atmosphere!!!
Expressing the Inexpressible The Saint Thomas Aquinas choir program strives for excellence in all kinds of music. We feel that every song has the potential to move people. Whether it be a reflection of God's love and the graces that He gives, or a chance to dance and rejoice as we do with our Show Choirs or Annual Dinner Theatre. In these ways, the choirs of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School will always be "Expressing the Inexpressible."
Instrumental Music
Students enrolled in the 2nd Hour Band will perform for thousands of people throughout the year! In the fall, the Saints Brigade Pep Band and Drum Line perform at all home football games and selected pep assemblies.
Debate Team 
What We Do:
We compete against other schools in two-on-two debates during the fall semester. Debate is a competitive speaking activity in which high school students argue over what policies the United States government ought to adopt. Saint Thomas Aquinas competitors debate at competitive meets in locations throughout the state, against schools from around Kansas and elsewhere.
If you were hoping for us to be some junior CSI club, well, we’re sorry to disappoint you. Forensics is competitive speaking and acting, and it is an incredibly fun way to earn your speech credit in high school!
High School Physical
The Kansas High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) requires all students participating in athletic activities, including cheer and dance, to have current physical and concussion forms on file in the athletic office before a student can participate in any athletic/spirit practice or competition.
Physicals must be completed and dated on or after May 1, 2023, to be current for the upcoming school year. Parents need to complete the first page of the physical form. Page four of the physical and the last page of the concussion forms need to be signed by both the student-athlete and the parent.
Summer Camps & Strength and Speed
We offer a variety of sports camps during the summer. To access information about all of the summer camp opportunities, please go to
Spirit Shop Info
Summer Hours:
Summer hours are by appointment. If you would like to purchase uniforms, please call or email Serena Price, Spirit Shop Manager to make an appointment. The Shop is open several times a week with appointments so don't hesitate to ask. Phone number -
913-319-2434 or email: [email protected]

Summer Sale Dates and Used uniform sale:
Used Uniform Sale: Friday, July 14, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to sell out
Summer Date: Sat. July 15th from 10:00 to noon
The Spirit Shop is your source for school uniforms and spirit wear for the whole family.

Uniform items available for purchase in the shop:
Skirt $45
Sweatshirt $30
1/4 zip sweatshirt $35
Vest $35
Sweater $35
Cardigan $45
Short-Sleeve Polo $30
Long Sleeve Polo $34
Long Sleeve Quarter Zip $35

Note: Shirts and pants may be purchased at area stores for your convenience. Please review the Student Handbook for Uniform Rules.

School Day Hours:
M –F, 11:30 – 1:30 PM and after school on Wednesdays until 4 PM
Used Uniform Sale:
The Mothers Club offers a used uniform sale on Friday, July 14, 2023, beginning at 10 AM. Arrive early for the best selection.