MEET OUR ADMISSIONS DIRECTOR
All students in grades K5-6th are required to be screened/tested for admission.
Applications are submitted via the website. A personal tour along with an interview/screening will follow. A non-refundable registration fee is required. All students are on probation during the first semester of their attendance.
Enrollment priority follows this order: all children currently enrolled, children of Catholic families with siblings enrolled, children of St. Richard parish members, children from other Catholic parishes, children of other faith traditions (those not members of the Roman Catholic Church) with siblings currently enrolled and then children of other faith traditions. In the event a class is filled, a waiting list is established with Catholic students having priority. New students in grades 4-6 must take a writing assessment prior to final admission. This assessment will be administered during the summer.
Accident Insurance – One of the following is a requisite for admission:
- Student Accident Insurance (Forms available in the school front office.)
- A statement signed by the parent certifying insurance covering personal injury of the student is maintained by the family.
Students transferring to any grade from an in-state school should have reached the age of five on or before September 1st of the Kindergarten year or be of the appropriate age for their current grade placement per Diocesan 5104. Students transferring to any grade from out-of-state can be accepted if they have followed the age requirements of the state from which they have transferred provided the parents were legal residents of the state from which the child is transferring, the out-of-state school was duly accredited by the transferring state’s accrediting authority, the student was legally enrolled in the transferring school for at least four weeks, and satisfactory progress was being made by the student at the transferring school according to the school’s principal. Students transferring from non-accredited schools or home school, must be tested by St. Richard, and placed in the grade in accordance with a national grade placement test. This is a Diocesan and Mississippi Department of Education policy.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Exceptional Education Committee, consisting of the principal and Exceptional Education teachers/specialists, meet to review applications for Special Education Students to determine if Saint Richard Catholic School can meet the potential student's individual needs. If the school can provide the necessary services, then a child may be admitted on a space-available basis. All children in this program must have an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) from which to work and will be mainstreamed into regular education classes when possible.