Prospective students requesting to be considered for admission or re-admission to Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School who are not current students at St. Gregory Cathedral School should follow the procedures below:
- All applicants should submit a copy of a recent transcript from the current school year, report cards, and a registration form. (The transcript should include all standardized test scores.)
- The applicant will fill out an application form.
- Upon submitting the above documents, the student will be invited to visit Bishop Gorman during a school day (if possible). The student will have the opportunity to visit classes and meet new classmates and teachers.
- The applicant will have an admissions interview.
- Bishop Gorman will send, in writing, the admissions decision very shortly after the admissions interview provided that all information in the admissions file is complete. Students who are accepted to Bishop Gorman will complete the registration with the applicable registration fee per student.
- Students put into a waiting pool will be notified by telephone if a position becomes available. Waiting pool decisions are made using the same criteria used for admission.
Bishop Gorman admits students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
Bishop Gorman may use the following criteria in making the admissions decision:
- Current school record
- Standardized testing
- Student's academic potential
- Student's discipline record
- High School Placement Test (HSPT)
All students new to Bishop Gorman or seeking re-admission will be admitted on academic and discipline probation for one full grading period (a minimum of nine weeks).
Any serious violation of the academic or discipline codes will be subject to a review by the school administration; the student may subsequently receive an extension of the probation or dismissal.
If a student is granted admission and at a later date it becomes known that admissions information was inaccurate or withheld, the student will be subject to immediate dismissal.
Choosing a School
Remember: Choose a school that is best for you. Your decision is the basis for your future. Some of the right questions to ask when deciding on a school are:
The Academic Program
- Ask about the school's academic reputation
- Ask how many of the teachers have advanced degrees
- Ask about a college-preparatory curriculum
- Ask about the average College Board scores
- Ask what percent of graduates go on to college
- Ask about class options: does the school have classes to help both gifted and average students
- Ask about tutoring and availability of teachers to help
- Ask about scheduling (traditional, block, modular)
- Ask about media and technology resources
- Ask about standardized testing averages
- Ask about critical thinking skills in the curriculum
- Ask about the range of teaching methodologies
- Ask about national recognition
The Extracurricular Activities
- Ask about the variety of activities a school offers
- Ask when clubs and activities meet
- Ask how easy it is for students who have similar interests to start a new club
- Ask about activities for someone with your interests
- Ask about interscholastic records in extracurricular competitive activities
- Ask about class trips and field trip destinations
The Religious Nature of a School
- Ask about student retreats
- Ask about student prayer services and masses
- Ask about the Christian nature of the school
- Ask about the involvement and the extent of community service
- Ask about the campus ministry department
- Spend time at the school to see how the students treat each other
- Spend time on campus to see how teachers treat students