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Incoming 9th Graders

Incoming 9th Graders Home Enrollment Enrollment Process Incoming 9th Graders

Thank you for your interest in Cathedral Catholic High School. Applications for 8th-grade students entering 9th grade during the 2025-2026 school year will be available September 1, 2024.

 

Please review the information found in the timeline, enrollment application processplacement test and placement test FAQs sections below for helpful guidance on the enrollment process.


Timeline

Timeline
DateItemAction
September 1, 2024Applications LiveCreate an account and begin the student’s application in the Ravenna hub.
September 1Tuition Assistance (FAIR) Applications LiveThe FAIR APP tuition assistance application is live starting September 1, 2024. Please use the school’s code of 118 and password cchs118.
September 25Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - On CampusSign up via the Ravenna hub.
October 2Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - VirtualSign up via the Ravenna hub.
October 16Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - On CampusSign up via the Ravenna hub.
 Virtual Campus Tour (Optional)Explore our Virtual Campus Tour to get to know Cathedral Catholic High School.
October 30Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - VirtualSign up via the Ravenna hub.
November 6Dons DayOne of the best ways to introduce your 8th-grade student to the Dons family is by joining us at Our House for a sneak peek at what it's like to be a Don. Students and parents are invited to participate in a program that will feature presentations, classroom visits, a campus tour and a pep rally. RSVP is required by October 29. Please contact Adriana Pehl in the Office of Enrollment with any questions at [email protected].
November 9Enrollment Presentation in SpanishSign up via the Ravenna hub.
November 16Student Life ShowcaseOur Dons are blessed to have many opportunities to get involved, and you can learn about them at our Student Life Showcase! Join us on Saturday, November 16, from 9-11 am. Programs that will be featured include ASB, athletics, clubs, drama, honor societies, Mock Trial, music and robotics/engineering. The Office of Enrollment will also be hosting campus tours beginning at 9, 9:30, 10 and 10:30 am. Please RSVP. We hope to see you there!
November 20Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - On CampusSign up via the Ravenna hub.
December 4Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - VirtualSign up via the Ravenna hub.
December 7President’s Scholars Day #1Sign up via the Ravenna hub.
January 10, 2025Scholarship Applications DueSign up via the Ravenna hub.
January 11President’s Scholars Day #2Sign up via the Ravenna hub.
January 15Enrollment, Scholarship and Tuition Presentation - On CampusSign up via the Ravenna hub.
January 25Applications DueSubmit the $75 application fee in the Ravenna hub.
January 25Placement TestThe Cathedral Catholic High School Placement Test is used for the placement of incoming 9th-grade students. Only 9th-grade applicants for the 2025-2026 academic year are required to take the placement test. Please see the Placement Test section for more information.
FebruaryPlacement Presentation Live, Placement Request Form LiveLearn about the Cathedral Catholic High School curriculum and placement process. A link to the request form is provided to all applied families.
February 4, 5, 68th-Grade InterviewsFreshman applicants will meet with a faculty member on February 4, 5 or 6 as part of the application process. Sign-ups for the student meeting will be posted in the Ravenna hub in December. 
February 8Supplemental Application Documents DueComplete the student questionnaire, identification records, immunization records, transcripts and recommendations in the Ravenna hub. Transcript and recommendation requests are posted in the Ravenna Hub on December 9, 2024.
February 8President’s Scholars Day #3Sign up via the Ravenna hub.
February 15Tuition Assistance (FAIR) Applications DueComplete FAIR APP. Please use the school’s code of 118 and password cchs118.
FebruaryPlacement Preferences DueAfter viewing the placement presentation, submit the child’s placement preferences. A link to the request form is provided to all applied families.
March 10Class of 2029 Decisions PublishedDecisions are published in the Ravenna Hub.
March 31Deadline to EnrollSubmit tuition agreement and $500 tuition deposit.
April 1New Dons NightAttend our New Dons Night welcome orientation. Students receive a proposed course list based on student requests, previous courses, grades, recommendations and placement test results. A process for families to confirm or modify these proposed core and elective courses is communicated during New Dons Night.
MayChallenge TestsStudents who wish to be considered for an advanced level of language or math have the opportunity to take a challenge test.


Enrollment Application Process

Step 1 – Complete Online Application
  1. Create an account and begin the student’s application in the Ravenna hub.
  2. Follow the checklist in Ravenna in order to complete the online application and submit documents for the student.

Note: Cathedral Catholic kindly asks that requests for recommendations and transcripts not be sent until after the completion of the first semester.

Step 2 – Sit for the Cathedral Catholic High School Placement Test
  • The Cathedral Catholic High School placement test is used for the placement of incoming 9th-grade students.
  • Only 9th-grade applicants for the 2024-2025 academic year are required to take the placement test.

See placement test

Step 3 – Student Meeting

Sign-ups for student meetings will be posted for students in the Ravenna hub in December.

Step 4 – Offer of Enrollment

Enrollment decisions will be mailed to applicants by March 11, 2024.

Step 5 – Tuition and Fee Agreement and Tuition Deposit

Upon acceptance, Cathedral Catholic High School will send information on how to set up a tuition and fee agreement for the 2024-2025 school year. Accepted students will also receive additional information to facilitate their enrollment in the school.

  • Completing the online tuition and fee agreement is imperative to confirm that the child will be attending Cathedral Catholic High School in the fall.
  • If a child is accepted and the fee agreement/tuition deposit is not completed by March 31, 2024, the child may lose eligibility for any tuition assistance or scholarship that may have been awarded upon acceptance.
  • Families that choose not to enroll their child in the fall must contact the Office of Enrollment during the tuition agreement and final registration process.

Upon receiving a child’s acceptance, the family should submit a request to the student’s current school for official final transcripts to be sent to Cathedral Catholic no later than June 28, 2024.

 

Thank you again for your interest in Cathedral Catholic High School. The Cathedral Catholic community sincerely hopes that you and your child become a part of the Dons family next year. 


Cathedral Catholic High School Placement Test

Cathedral Catholic presently intends to host the Cathedral Catholic High School placement test on Saturday, January 27, 2024. Each 9th-grade applicant is automatically registered for the Cathedral Catholic High School placement test. In February, the school will communicate make-up opportunities for those who cannot sit for the exam on January 27.

Cathedral Catholic High School has decided to move away from the High School Placement Test (HSPT). The school has determined that the HSPT is not the best instrument for its own placement needs. The Cathedral Catholic High School placement test is a two-hour test administered on campus.

The Cathedral Catholic High School placement test covers math and English. The test is prepared with 7th-8th grade common-core standards in mind in order to target basic skills. Students do not necessarily have to undergo special preparation as they might with a standardized test. Both sections are on scantrons. 

  • In the math section, students are assessed on material from pre-algebra through second-semester algebra.
  • In the English section, students are assessed on passage-based reading comprehension tasks (fiction and nonfiction), as well as Language Arts (grammar, syntax, sentence correction, etc.).
  • There is an optional English challenge test supplement for students who wish to be considered for 9th-grade English Honors. This supplement is a writing component and adds an additional 45 minutes to the test. 

This placement assessment is used for placement purposes only. For enrollment consideration, the enrollment committee continues to reference previous courses and grades from 7th and 8th grade, as well as teacher and principal recommendations.

 

Applicants applying to Cathedral Catholic High School who take the test at Cathedral Catholic are given priority consideration for enrollment, scholarship and tuition assistanceNote: If applicants require additional testing time, learning documentation must be submitted along with the enrollment application no later than January 12, 2024. Learning documentation must be either an IEP or private, formal psycho-educational evaluation indicating an intellectual testing component, as well as an academic component and diagnosis and report, issued by a licensed psycho-educational specialist. Please note that 504 plans do not qualify.


Placement Test FAQs

1. My student is sick/unable to test today. What should I do?
  • There is currently no make-up date scheduled for the Cathedral Catholic High School placement test.
  • In February, the school will communicate make-up opportunities for those who cannot sit for the exam on January 27.
2. Are calculators allowed for the math portion?

No, calculators are not permitted for any of the math portions.

3. What time will my student be done?

Please stay tuned for updates regarding specific details on test administration.

4. What happens when they’re done? Where do I meet my student?

Please stay tuned for updates regarding specific details on test administration.

5. What is the next step in the enrollment process?

Students who have completed an application can schedule a student meeting through the Ravenna hub.

Student meetings are held by appointment. Dates for these meetings will be announced.

Meetings are for prospective students and last approximately 10-15 minutes. These meetings are an opportunity for a faculty member or administrator to get to know each student. Meetings can only be scheduled for those students who have submitted a complete application through the Ravenna hub.

Those needing to reschedule an appointment can do so through the Ravenna hub up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment.

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6. What about transcripts and recommendations?

Transcripts and recommendations can be requested from a child’s current school through the Ravenna hub beginning December 11, 2023.

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