Class of 2022

Welcome Class of 2022

We look forward to your contributions to the SHC community! This page serves as a resource to you and your family as you prepare for the 2018-19 school year.

Check this page often as we will continue to update important deadlines and information.

Please note all dark-green bold texts link important documents and information.

For your planning and organizational purposes: Parameter Dates for 2018-19. Please see the full calendar under Student Tools (on the top navigation bar.)


Frosh Welcome Morning: April 21 at 8 am

Students: Math Placement Test and optional Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Placement Test;
Parents: Orientation. Click here for the Frosh Parent Slidedeck. 

Our Frosh Welcome Morning will take place on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 8 am in the Sister Teresa Piro, DC, Student Life Center (1055 Ellis Street). This morning will allow us to ensure that you and your child have everything you need to join the SHC community. It is our goal to make your transition to high school smooth and successful. To that end, please plan to arrive a little early. Directions, transportation and parking options can be found here.

All Class of 2022 students will participate in the Math Assessment at the Frosh Welcome Morning. The earliest students will be released is 9:20 am. NOTE: No calculators are allowed on the placement test which has 30 multiple choice and 10 free response questions. Sixty minutes will be given to complete both parts. Pencils are provided. If your child has an unavoidable conflict with the Math Placement Test, please email Assistant Principal for Student Life Christine Buell.

If you are testing for a LOTE course beyond the first-year level, once you are finished with your Math Assessment, please make your way to the first floor to take your LOTE Placement Test. The LOTE test should take 30–45 minutes.

Please make sure your child has a balanced breakfast before they arrive on campus. While students complete their assessments, the Parents Association will provide coffee and breakfast items for parents and guardians in the Student Life Center Dining Hall. This is an excellent opportunity for you to speak with current SHC parents, to ask questions, and to find out the many ways you can contribute to events organized by the Parents Association. It will also be an opportunity for SHC administration to share critical information about expectations and policies regarding academics and student life. It is our expectation that at least one parent or guardian attend these informational parent orientation sessions, which will take place between 8:30 and 9:30 am.

Here are other ways that parents can maximize their time on campus during Frosh Welcome Morning:

  • Work out at the SHC Fitness Center which will be open from 8–8:30 am and from 9:30–10:30 am for parents to utilize.
  • Irish Prep Shop: Irish gear (apparel, water bottles, magnets and other items) will be on sale beginning at 9:30 am. Outfit your son or daughter so they can finish their eighth grade year showing their Irish Pride! We also have plenty of adult-sized items for you and other family members.
  • Pick up a copy of the latest issue of SHC Magazine in the Dining Hall to learn more about the SHC community.

If you have any questions regarding Frosh Welcome Morning, please contact Assistant Principal for Student Life Christine Buell.

Language Other Than English Choice (LOTE) Form

Due Tuesday, April 24

Sacred Heart Cathedral’s LOTE Department offers five languages for study: American Sign Language (ASL), French, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. Students who respond by Tuesday, April 24 at 3 pm will receive the highest consideration for their first-choice language. Indicate your LOTE choice here.

LOTE students who indicated on their online choice form that they are native speakers in their first choice language or who have already completed formal study in their first choice language are required to take the LOTE Placement Test on Saturday, April 21, after their Math Assessment. If your student has an unavoidable conflict with the LOTE Placement Test, please email Gloria Huerta.

Student & Family Information

Due Saturday, April 21

Complete your student and family demographic/emergency contact information by Saturday, April 21. All incoming families are required to complete this process. You will receive the Student & Family Emergency Contact/Handbook Agreement form in our July mailing where you’ll have an opportunity to confirm all of the information you supplied to SHC.

 Jumpstart

Due June 8

*If students are going to attend the Summer Institute, they need to register for Jumpstart. If students have been recommended to attend Summer Skills for Success. This includes Piro students, students accepted on probation and students who were recommended to take summer classes; you’ll sign up for session C.

Jumpstart introduces students entering ninth grade to SHC’s active, collaborative and multidimensional learning environment. Each session takes place over three consecutive half-days, and includes effective study skills, SHC learning resources and educational technology, our Wellness Curriculum, and time in the Fitness Center. All incoming ninth graders are required to attend one session, and they must attend the full session.

NOTE: For the educational technology session, students should bring the device they will use during the 2018-19 school year. Please view our minimum systems specifications and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) FAQs to assist with this. 

There is limited enrollment per session, please be sure to register early to ensure your preferred date. Click here to see the session dates and to register for Jumpstart.

(Each session is 3 days)

Session A – June 11-13
June 11-12 (Fitness/Health) 9am-12:30pm
June 13 (Academics/Technology) 9am-11:30am

Session B – June 13-15
June 13 (Academics/Technology) 9am-11:30am
June 14-15 (Fitness/Health) 9am-12:30pm

Session C – June 18-22 (*Reserved only for students attending Summer Skills for Success. This includes Piro students, students accepted on probation and students recommended to take summer classes.)
June 18 (Academics/Technology)
June 19-20 (Health)
June 21-22 (Fitness)

Session D – June 25-27
June 25 (Academics/Technology) 9am-11:30am
June 26-27 (Fitness/Health) 8am-11:30am

Session E – August 6-8
August 6 (Academics/Technology) 9am-11:30am
August 7-8 (Fitness/Health) 8am-11:30am

Session F – August 6-8
August 6 (Academics/Technology) 12pm-2:30pm
August 7-8 (Fitness/Health) 12pm3:30pm

Class of 2022 Webpage

As an incoming family, you will want to stay abreast of all SHC news, events, updates and deadlines. During the summer, the Class of 2022 web page is your primary resource and it will provide the information you will need to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Information on required immunizations, the Parents Association survey, summer reading and assignments, booklists, and the SHC Summer Institute will be available here. Keep an eye out for our all-school summer mailing (which will include class schedules) in early July. 

Please note that our website will undergo a makeover this summer. The same Class of 2022 web page will be accessible in the new version of our site. Bookmark the Class of 2022 web page in your browser now to ensure easy access to important information throughout the summer.


IMPORTANT: If your primary e-mail address needs to be updated, please let our Admissions office know at: admissions@shcp.edu.

If you have any questions, please contact Registrar & Academic Administrative Associate Carol Collins

We are thrilled to welcome you to the SHC family!