Class of 2027

A warm Irish welcome to you, the students and families of the Class of 2027! Throughout spring and summer, this page serves as a resource for our incoming students and families, with important information, links and due dates. Bookmark the page and check your spam folders to ensure that you are opening all of your SHC communication. Information in bold may include links to other pages or forms.

We will refresh due dates, information, and links on this page until September 1. By then, students and families will be able to use SHC’s learning management system, Schoology, for announcements, coursework, homework, and updates from groups such as SHC Announcements, the Parent Association, counselors, teams and clubs.

Click here for parameter dates for the 2023-24 school year. Go Irish '27!

UPDATED: 03.22.23


Students: Math Placement Test (required); World Language Placement Test (optional); VPA Open House (optional); i2 Showcase (optional)

Parents/Guardians: Welcome & Information Session (required)

Our FROSH WELCOME will take place on Saturday, April 1, beginning at 8:00 am in the Sister Teresa Piro, DC, Student Life Center (1055 Ellis Street). This morning will allow us to ensure that our newest students and families have a smooth start to life at SHC. For this first official event for the Class of 2027, please plan to arrive a little early (for parking) and please ensure that your student has a balanced breakfast. Directions and transportation and parking options may be found here.


All Class of 2027 students will participate in the Math Placement Test starting at 8:00am on April 1. Most students will be dismissed at 9:30 am. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS TEST.

NOTE: The Math Placement test includes 30 multiple choice and 10 free response questions; no calculators are needed or allowed. Sixty minutes will be given to complete both parts of the test (for regular test takers). Pencils are provided.


All incoming students are asked to select the language they would like to study via this form by March 30. On April 1, incoming students with any experience or coursework in French, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish are asked to complete a short written and oral assessment to see if placement in a second, third, or fourth year language class would be appropriate. Even students with limited experience in a language should take the placement test, to ensure that their language skills are developing and to create scheduling options later in high school.


VPA classes are optional, seventh classes for ninth graders. These acting, art, chorus, dance, and instrumental music classes meet during block 7 or 8. Because blocks 7 and 8 meet at 8:00 am twice a week and because they are an additional class for most students, they require good time management and discipline. VPA classes develop creativity, community, and problem-solving skills, and prepare students to enroll in advanced VPA courses in future years. There is time built into the sophomore year schedule for all students to enroll in a block 1-6 VPA course (whether or not they took a ninth grade VPA course).

View the list of VPA courses available for ninth graders and learn about submission and audition expectations.

Students and families are invited to join VPA faculty during the Frosh Welcome Morning to learn about our arts courses and VPA-affiliated clubs, and to inquire about how to submit samples of their work. Students who are still unsure about enrolling in a VPA course as a ninth grader will be able to meet the teachers again during fall orientation. 


All interested students and families are welcome to join i2 students as they present projects at their annual i2 Showcase, which will take place on the DePaul Campus between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.


During the Math placement test, the Parents Association will provide coffee and breakfast items for parents and guardians. The SHC Administration will also share important information regarding academics, athletics, and student life. This gathering in the Student Life Center Dining Hall is an excellent opportunity for incoming families to speak with current SHC parents, to ask questions about our school, and to find out the many ways you can contribute to events organized by the Parents Association. It is our expectation that at least one parent or guardian attend these informational parent orientation sessions, which will take place between 8:30 – 9:30 am in the Student Life Center.

The Irish Prep Shop will also be open during the Welcome Morning. Irish gear (apparel, water bottles, magnets and other items) will be on sale beginning at 9:30 am. Outfit your Class of 2027 student 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.  

If your child has an unavoidable conflict that morning or if you have any questions regarding the Welcomes or the placement tests, please email Assistant Principal for Student Life Christine Buell


All SHC ninth graders, must be registered on Magnus Health and have a Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) Form on file via the Magnus Health platform. This is required whether or not they intend to participate in a sport.

  • A brief tutorial is available on Magnus. Download the SHC PPE Form, have your physician fill it out, and upload the completed form to Magnus. We cannot accept a hard copy and will only accept the SHC PPE Form.
  • Please see the Sports Medicine webpage for more information; or contact Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Mr. Oscar Melero or Assistant Athletic Trainer Ms. Jessica Markbreiter with questions.


Schedules will be shared with students in late June. All ninth graders will enroll in:

  • English 1,2
  • PE/Health
  • Physics 1,2
  • Introduction to Religious Studies 1,2
  • World History 1,2

Math, VPA, and World Language course enrollment varies by student. PowerSchool login credentials will be emailed to students and parents/guardians in mid-August; parents/guardians will also receive their Schoology login information at that time.


posted by May 1

Each summer, all SHC students and faculty participate in One School, One Question, selected this year by our English Department. Parents and guardians are invited to read along with us!

Some SHC courses have summer assignments, including the DePaul Scholar English 1, 2 course and second, third, and fourth year World Language courses (those denoted as 3,4; 5,6; or 7,8). All summer assignments will be posted by May 1 and are due August 14 (the first day of class.)


posted by May 1

Students should use their 2023-24 course schedule (which will be mailed home in late June) and Book & Resource List to determine which books to purchase and resource fee to pay. Students are asked to have all of their materials for the year by August 14.


For all information regarding athletics, including meetings and tryout information, please visit the SHC Athletics website for the most up to date information.


3/30: World Language choice due. Select the World Language and level that you would like to study at SHC! Students with prior language experience in the language they are selecting are asked to take a placement exam on April 1. Students who are studying a language for the first time will be placed in a first-year course and do not need to take a placement test.

4/15: Student and Family Information Survey due. Class of 2027 families will be sent the link for this survey after 3/29. If you do not receive the link, please check your spam folder and set your filters to accept emails from

5/1: VPA Selection due. Visual and Performing Arts classes are optional and joyful seventh classes for ninth graders. 

6/15: Jumpstart Registration due.  Jumpstart is an introduction to learning, technology, and wellness at SHC facilitated by SHC teachers and student. All incoming ninth graders are expected to attend one of the sessions, which happen during two consecutive half-days during the week of July 31 - Aug 3 on the SHC campus.

Approximately 7/1: Course schedules mailed out and links for the Bookstore, Resource Fees and AP Test Fees go live.

: Jumpstart 

8/11 & 8/12: Frosh Orientation 

    View a comprehensive list of resources and links to useful documents

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