Admissions

Archdiocese of Louisville
Assessment Option for Kindergarten Admission Age
2017-18
(February 1, 2017)

In February 2013, the Archdiocese of Louisville adopted the following policy for ages of admission to kindergarten and first grade:

Ages of Admission Policy (5114)

Effective with the 2017-18 school year, children shall be five (5) years of age by August 1 of the current school year to enter Kindergarten.

Effective with the 2017-18 school year, children shall be six (6) years of age by August 1 of the current school year and must have attended a certified kindergarten or comparable preparatory program to enter first grade.

In February 2017, the Archdiocese of Louisville adopted the following policy for an assessment option for kindergarten admission age:

Assessment Option for Kindergarten Admission Age (5114.1)

Students who turn 5 years old between August 2 and October 1 may be eligible to enroll in kindergarten provided that the student meets criteria established by the Archdiocese of Louisville:

  • Child must turn 5 between August 2 and October 1 of the admission year; and
  • Child must score at or above the 95th percentile on the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen Three core assessments, self-help, and social-emotional scales; and
  • Child must meet admission criteria of local Catholic school

Students born between August 2 and October 1 of the admission year who do not score at the 95% or above on the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen Three may be considered for admission to junior kindergarten or preschool.

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 1:3

Thank you for your interest in sending your child to Ascension School!

3 Year Old Preschool

Students must be three years of age by August 1 of the year of admission.

Jr. Kindergarten

Students must be four years of age by August 1 of the year of admission

Kindergarten

Students must be five years of age by August 1 of the year of admission. Students take a readiness test in the spring prior to school admission.

Grades 1 – 8

Grade 1 students must be six years of age by August 1 of the year of admission. Previous school records must accurately reflect student’s abilities.

Policies

Ascension admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and programs. All admissions are probationary for the first six weeks after which time progress will be reevaluated to ensure Ascension can meet the needs of the student. Enrollment is open to students in 3 Year Old Preschool thru seventh grade using the Archdiocesan guidelines. Students are accepted into the eighth grade year on a case by case basis. The 3 Year Old Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten have a separate handbook for parents and students.

A $150 application fee, per child, is due with the application.

A copy of the child’s state-certified birth certificate, baptismal certificate, and immunization records are due at registration in August.

Visiting the School

Open Houses are held in October and January for prospective parents.

Personal appointments and tours may be arranged by contacting our school office at 451-2535.

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