Transfer Students


We are looking forward to learning with you and from you during your time at SHC! 

Preparing for Transfer Student Orientation: August 10-11

Orientation for Transfer Students is on Friday, August 10 and is mandatory for all grade levels. Please note the following instructions, financial status, attire, and fees needed BEFORE your student arrives for Orientation Friday, August 10.


Due August 3

The following must be completed in order for a student to participate in Orientation:

  1. Emergency Contact/Handbook Agreement Acknowledgement Form—Your Emergency Card/Handbook Agreement form was enclosed in the mailing sent to families June 28. Please review the data on the front and back of the form, make changes as needed and in clear handwriting, and include any information that may have been omitted. At the bottom of the form, your signatures will acknowledge that you and your child have read and will abide by the rules and regulations of the Sacred Heart Cathedral Student & Family Handbook. Your son/daughter will not be allowed to participate in Orientation if this form is not signed by you and your child, and returned by August 3.
  2. Academic Integrity Contract— The Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Academic Integrity Contract was also enclosed in the summer mailing. Your signatures will acknowledge that your child will strive to uphold the Academic Code of Conduct throughout his/her time at SHC.
  3. Transportation Policy and Agreement Form—Each year, every student must complete the Transportation Agreement Form which acknowledges that he/she has read the SHC Transportation Policy and gives parent consent to alternative and/or independent forms of transportation.
  4. Appryse Athletic Participation Forms Registration (required for all transfer students). Appryse and Preparticipation Physical Exam info for 2018-19 school year coming soon. This includes an immunization form.
  5. Tuition Agreement Form


In order to participate in Orientation, students must have financial clearance. Financial clearance will be granted only to those students whose registration fee and July tuition payment have been paid in full. Please contact Tuition Receivable Accountant Michelle Ong if you have questions.


Click here to view the course specific fees due and payable by Orientation on August 10–11. These fees are due only if a student is enrolled in the course(s) listed and may be in addition to textbooks found on our MBS Online Bookstore. You may use this Resource Fee Payment Link to pay by credit card through July 31. 


If your student is enrolled in an AP course, please use this Resource Fee Payment Link to pay for APs and other course specific resource fees using a credit card. After July 31, you may pay for AP fees with a check or cash at Orientation.


On Friday, August 10, jeans may be worn with your SHC polo shirt from Lands’ End. On Saturday, August 11 (and on most school days), all students must come dressed in Regular Dress as described in the Student & Family Handbook. A SHC polo shirt and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. See the section Purchasing SHC Polo Shirts and Mass Day Attire to learn how to order.

Orientation for Transfer Students & New Parents

Transfer Students report to school on August 10 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please meet in Room 303 on the La Salle Campus. This orientation is for students only. Transfer Students do not need to attend on August 13 with returning sophomores, juniors and seniors. Please click here to view your special schedule. The New Parent Orientation is on Saturday, August 11, at 9 am in the Pavilion. Transfer students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

The following items will be covered during Orientation:

  • Welcome and School Orientation
  • Meeting with Counselor
  • School Form/Financial Clearance
  • Distribution of Official Student Class Schedules
  • Student Body Card Pictures (see below for dress guidelines)
  • Parking Pass Registration (if applicable, chosen by lottery 2nd week of school)
  • Purchase of School Supplies (optional)


Pictures for the Student Body Card will be taken when you report to school at Orientation. Hair should be neatly groomed. Boys are to be clean-shaven. All students must come dressed in Regular Dress as stated in the Student & Family Handbook. An SHC polo shirt from Lands’ End and regular school pants and shoes must be worn. No modified dress is allowed on this day. A Prestige Portrait representative will be present to take your photo orders. However, please click here if you would like to purchase them online after August 11. Students who are not suitably groomed will not be allowed to participate in Orientation and have their picture taken.

Preparing for the First Day of Class: August 15

Information from the Director of Studies: Class Schedule/Procedure to Request Schedule Changes

A class schedule for the 2018-19 academic year is included in the June 28 summer mailing. Please understand that this is a tentative schedule; you will receive your final class schedule at Orientation on August 10. Review your schedule carefully to make sure that it contains six academic classes each semester.

Before requesting a schedule change: Please know that we do NOT honor schedule changes based on teacher preferences. Such requests will invariably be denied.

Appeals regarding admission to honors and AP classes will not be considered because the process was completed in the spring semester; all limited enrollment courses are now full.  As those prerequisites noted, students who may have initially qualified for limited enrollment courses may no longer be qualified if their second semester grades did not meet the requirements. Please be aware that schedule changes will be extremely difficult to accommodate once the school year begins; therefore, it is to your advantage to request changes as soon as you receive your schedule. Some courses were cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. Students who requested alternates were placed in those courses; otherwise, students were placed in similar courses as the original request.

Your request for a schedule change must be received via email to Director of Studies Kate McFadden. Class changes will be made through July 6, and will begin again August 3. No changes will be made July 7–August 2. Changes will be considered in the order in which they are received. In order for us to consider your schedule change, you must state what change you are requesting and why. Please include contact information (i.e., email address, phone numbers) in case further information is needed.


Please click here for the full list of required course resources and textbooks. Students are able to purchase their books online through MBS Direct beginning July 1. Free shipping has been arranged from July 22–28. Please click here to purchase books. To ensure that your books arrive in time for the opening of school, please order them by August 1. No books will be sold on the day you report to school. However, the SHC Prep Shop will be open for the purchase of SHC school supplies and SHC apparel (no SHC uniform polos are sold in the Prep Shop).


Please click here to see the list of summer assignments. 


All students are required to wear long- or short-sleeved SHC polo shirts and Mass Day Attire purchased from Lands’ End. SHC Block Club Sweater, SHC Game Day Jacket, or SHC School Jackets are the exceptions and may be worn only if a student has earned the right to wear one. Please read the SHC dress code  and allow 2 to 3 weeks for Lands’ End to process orders to ensure students are in proper dress at Orientation.


School skirts can be purchased through Dennis Uniforms on 590 10th Street in San Francisco, or by purchasing them online. 


SHC students are expected to bring their personal computing device to every class, every day. For more information on our device policies, please find FAQs and minimum system specifications on the SHC website Academics>Educational Technology. Individual teachers will provide a syllabus on the first day of each class, and will notify students of any supplies needed.


Please click here to view the Daily Bell Schedule.

Wednesday, August 15

  • 7:55 am start for all students
  • First Day of Instruction, All Classes Meet (Full Rotation)
  • Blocks 7, 8, 9 will not meet until Thursday and Friday of this week.
  • 2:30 pm Dismissal

Thursday, August 16

  • 7:55 am start for Block 8, 9:30 start for Block 1
  • Gold 8,1,2,3 Schedule
  • 2:30 pm Dismissal

Friday, August 17

  • 7:55 Start for Block 7, 9:30 start for Block 4
  • Green 7,4,5,6  Schedule
  • 2:30 pm Dismissal

Athletic Participation Requirements

Participation Physical Exam (PPE), Athletic Participation Forms, Fall Sport Tryout Dates

The online Appryse Athletic Participation Forms completed as a new student at SHC also fulfills the form requirements to participate in athletic tryouts, preseason conditioning/weightlifting sessions, etc. Visit to enroll. This is in addition to the Immunization Form. Only the SHC Pre-Participation Physical Exam (PPE) Form completed online, and only forms completed by a physician (MD or DO) will be accepted and must be completed online. Please contact Head Athletic Trainer Oscar Melero or Assistant Athletic Trainer Chelsie Baldwin if you have any questions regarding the PPE Form or Athletic Participation Forms.


Cross Country

  • 10th-12th Grade: Monday, 8/6, 3:30 pm at Kezar Stadium
  • 9th Grade: Wednesday, 8/15, 3:30 pm at Kezar Stadium


  • 10th-12th Grade: Friday, 8/3, 2:30 pm at SHC practice field
  • 9th Grade: Monday 8/13, 3 pm at SHC practice field

Girls Golf


Girls Tennis

  • 10th-12th Grade: Monday 8/6, 3:30 pm at SF State Tennis courts
  • 9th Grade: Monday 8/13, 3:30 pm at SF State Tennis courts

Girls Volleyball

  • Varsity (10th-12th graders): Monday 8/6, noon at SHC Pavilion/Gym
  • JVFrosh: Monday 8/13, 5 pm at SHC Pavilion

Important Phone Numbers & Extensions

SHC 415.775.6626
Main Office Press 0
Attendance Press 1 or Ext. 760
Finance and Facilities Office (including Tuition) Press 2
Advancement Office Press 3
Alumni Office Press 4
Office of Communications Press 5
Admissions Office Press 6
Registrar (student records/transcripts) Press 7 or ext. 868
Tuition Office ext. 567
Parents Association Hotline ext. 822

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