Attention Parents of Students in Public Schools:
If you are looking
St. Catherine Catholic School.
Please visit the School or call (863) 385-7300 for further information or to apply.
All families are required to pay through FACTS management. This company automatically debits your account to pay for tuition. Click the link below once you and Dr. Adam have a tuition agreement.
SCHOLARSHIP AND TUITION ASSISTANCE
Are you undecided about the future education of your child? Do you know somebody with a child between 3 years old to fifth grade that wants a solid education? Our Catholic School is open.
Financial scholarships provide opportunity to families who believe in a Catholic education and are unable to cover the
financial obligations. Our financial scholarship grants
do not require repayment. The family has the
responsibility for financing a child's education to the extent of their
Step Up For Students
Step Up For Students is available until May 31, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. For information, please visit our website by clicking on the icon below, then visit the "How It Works" tab on the website. You can view instructions on how to apply and discover what forms are needed to apply.
Step Up for Students provides K-12 scholarships for low-income school children. Students who qualify may receive up to $4,700 for private school tuition. For more information, visit stepupforstudents.org, call the Step Up for Students contact center (877-735-7837), or St. Catherine School (863-385-7300).
Facts Grant and Aid Assessment
St. Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County makes use of the services of Facts Grant and Aid Assessment to help evaluate requests for financial aid. This company does not supply St. Catherine School with money. It informs St. Catherine School of your financial status. Then St. Catherine School decides how much financial aid they can assist you with.
Families seeking financial aid are asked to complete an application online at https://www.factstuitionaid.com/facts/gaindex.
As defined in the Primer on Educational Governance in the Catholic Church, the Consultative School Board is established by the Pastor to assist him and the school Principal in the governance of the Catholic school. The administration of the Catholic School is clearly the responsibility of the school Principal working with and for the Pastor. The Pastor, as Chief Administrator of parish programs, retains some administrative responsibilities and delegates the remaining responsibilities to the school administrator.
The Consultative School Board is established to assist the Principal and ultimately the pastor by providing advice and council particularly in the following areas:
- Strategic Planning
- Policy Formulation
- Evaluation of policies, plans, mission effectiveness and Board self-evaluation
- Institutional Advancement/ Development
- Financial Planning an Financial Management
- Communication and Mission Enhancement
The Consultative School Board has no authority for formulating policies separate from the Pastor and Principal. The Consultative School Board does not have responsibility for determining the amount of parish funds in support of the school and has no responsibility with regard to school staff and personnel, students or curriculum.
The Finance Committee:
Janice Lacson, Chair
- Christine Hatfield
- Alastair Ibraham
- Shelagh Byatt
Christine Hatfield, Chair
- Tom Dettman
- Janice Lacson
Building and Grounds Committee:
- Norb Walz, Chair
- Deborah Fushetti
- Sheilagh Byatt
- Bill Manint
Planning and Education Committee:
- Judy Nugent, Chair
- Alistair Ibraham
Each family is asked to complete 50 volunteer hours of service to assist St. Catherine Catholic School. There will
be many opportunities throughout the school year to meet these hours of service.
To volunteer with our students, you will need to be fingerprinted and complete the Safe Environment Training. To schedule a fingerprinting appointment, call St. Catherine Church at (863) 385-0049.
The Children's Mass is on Friday mornings at 8:00 AM when school is in session. Everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating the Mass.
Student dress code is available in the Handbook. For uniform items, please visit www.frenchtoast.com and order online using School Code: QS5XCQX.
Help St. Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County by clipping box tops
from participating companies like General Mills and other companies. Please do not throw these clippings away! Just clip these labels and turn them in
to the school office or drop them in the container in the vestibule of the Church. To
learn more call the school at (863) 385-7300 or visit http://www.boxtopsforeducation.com.
Labels for Education
For more than 30 years, Labels for
Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange
of proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy
program where students, families and members of the community work together for
a common goal. It is a program that helps schools obtains free educational
merchandise. You can help by saving and forwarding proofs of purchase to St.
Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County. St. Catherine Catholic School of Highlands County will redeem them for
FREE merchandise such as computers, software, physical education equipment,
musical instruments and library books from Campbell's Labels for Education.
Drink Pouch Bridage
An easy way to help raise money for St. Catherine Catholic School and recycle is to collect aluminum drink pouches, like Capri Sun and Kool-Aid juice pouches. You may drop off the drink pouches at the St. Catherine School office. The drink pouches are then shipped to TerraCycle where they recycle the containers and use them to create a variety of products. The school will receive a minimum of 1 point per drink pouch which is equivalent to one cent per pouch. For more information contact St. Catherine School at (863) 385-0049 or visit http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/about-us.html.
Every year we have an annual raffle fundraiser. Parents are asked to participate by receiving donations.
Bricks Pave the Way:
Our major fundraiser “Bricks to
pave the way” is an on going process. The bricks support St.
Catherine Catholic School. Your support is greatly appreciated. Become a part of this
event by buying a brick to celebrate a special event or person in your life. To purchase a brick call the school at (863) 385-7300
Team 50 is a group of parishioners dedicated to helping support St. Catherine Catholic School by pledging at least $50 every month. To join please call the Parish Office at (863) 385-0049.