Enrollment Process. Initial Application for Enrollment
Parents make the initial application to enroll their child in Guardian Angels Catholic School during January of the academic year before the child begins Pre-K or Kindergarten. When students transfer from another school with a Pre-K - 8 program parents should make the initial application as soon as possible anytime during the calendar year. If the class is filled, parents may include their child's name on the waiting list after the initial application for enrollment has been completed.
Children entering Pre-K must be 4 years old by September 1 of the year they begin. Children entering Kindergarten must be five-years-old by September 1 of the year they begin. Grade placement for transfer students and home-schooled students will be determined by placement at the previous school of enrollment or by the principal of Guardian Angels Catholic School after consulting with parents, former teachers, and the current Guardian Angels staff.
Pastors of the four feeder parishes determine the priority order for those to be accepted at all levels.
Parents who will be moving into the area should request a letter from their current pastor, which indicates the level of parish participation and whether their children were enrolled in the Catholic school.
Pre-Kindergarten applicants should follow the procedure outlined below:
· Call the office to arrange a tour. You will receive an information packet containing registration information and required paperwork.
· Complete the VPK Child Application online at elcpinellas.net. You may also visit one of the Early Learning Coalition offices in person to complete the application. Locations and hours of operation for these offices can be found at www.elcpinellas.net. Your child will not be officially enrolled until you complete one of these options. You will need "Proof of Florida Residency" and a Birth Certificate/Proof of Childs Age to complete the application process with Coordinated Childcare.
· Children must be 4-years old on or before September 1st of the school year.
· Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility, bring it to the school office along with the registration paperwork that you received in the information packet during your school tour. This certificate will be needed in order to complete the registration process.
When parents wish to withdraw a student from Guardian Angels Catholic School, it is
the responsibility of the parent to provide written notification indicating the date of withdrawal and the receiving school. School records will be sent only at the written request from the receiving school. All financial responsibilities must be settled and all books returned before any school records will be sent to another school. All records are sent from Guardian Angels Catholic School directly to the accepting school.
Recommendation for admission or placement to any schools will be written or completed by GACS staff. Records will be sent upon written request from the receiving school. All high school placements come through the Guidance Office. Copies of all original documents will be sent to the accepting school. GACS keeps the original records a minimum of ninety-nine years. Guardian Angels requires up to five days to complete the necessary information and return it to the qualified professional requesting it. It is the parent's responsibility to enroll eighth grade students in the high school of their choice.