- Student Life
Enrollment Process for 2019 Freshmen
(We continue to accept registrants in the 2018 Freshman Class, the Class of 2022; contact Karen Maginn for details.)
September 4, 2018 – Shadow Registration Opens
Registration opens for eighth-grade shadow visits at 6:00 a.m. Shadow visits are an important step in helping the student envision themselves in the St. James community as high schoolers. Guests have the option of choosing among our pre-selected shadow dates, so we can ensure that they’re experiencing a typical day on our campus.
September 4, 2018 – Freshman 2019 On-Line Enrollment Opens
All interested families are invited to register their freshman for the 2019-20 school year. The link will be published on the Admission Enrollment page. This step includes payment of the $250 registration fee and then the eighth grader is automatically registered for the placement test on December 1, 2018. The placement test is a required step in the enrollment process.
December 1, 2018 – Placement Test for Incoming 2019 Freshmen
All freshmen who are enrolled for 2019 are already registered for the test. There’s no additional fee for enrolled freshmen. Check-in between 7:45-8:00 a.m. and plan to stay until 12noon. This is a general assessment of core competencies which helps determine the freshmen year coursework. Students should only bring pencils. No advance preparation is recommended.
Students who are not yet enrolled because they’re still undecided can take the test with payment of $25 at check-in.
A community-building lunch is provided before dismissal.
Test awards are presented to the top scorers. All awards are applied to freshman year tuition, and many are renewable for each successive year of high school. Recipients will be notified before the start of the 2nd semester about those results.
January 4-24, 2019 – Scholarship Applications Open
St. James Academy offers several coveted scholarships for specific achievements to incoming (2019) freshmen. Freshmen who enrolled and took the St. James placement test are eligible to apply. The detailed application steps will be linked on the Scholarship page under Admissions. Applicants will be notified of results by February 10.
February 5, 2019 – Freshmen Enrollment Night 7:00 p.m.
2019 Freshmen and at least one parent should attend, to receive their placement test scores and the next steps to finalize the 2019 enrollment. Sessions with each assigned counselor will help clarify the freshman curriculum.
February 26, 2019 – Scholars Reception 7:00 p.m.
All placement test award recipients and scholarship winners are invited with their parents, 8th-grade teachers, principals and pastors to celebrate their achievements and set expectations for continued excellence in high school. This is an invitation-only event.
April 25, 2019 – New Student Fair
The Fair provides incoming 2019 freshman and parents all the tools to start off their high school career at SJA. Try on uniforms, tour campus, shop for spirit wear, meet coaches and sponsors, etc. It’s also an opportunity for local families and students of all ages to learn more about the community of St. James Academy and how their student can excel in their faith, academically and through activities.