Transfer Students

Students are welcome to apply for admission to St. Francis High School for their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Transfer applications are considered on a space-available basis.
 
Students who wish to transfer should be certain they meet the minimum criteria before completing an application:
  1. The student has been enrolled in a college preparatory course of study every previous semester of high school that is comparable to that of St. Francis High School.
  2. The student has a 2.75 grade point average (B-) or better in college preparatory courses, inclusive of English, Modern Language, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  3. The student has accrued academic units in keeping with this schedule:
    1. starting 10th grade......................60 units completed
    2. starting 11th grade.....................120 units completed
    3. starting 12th grade.....................180 units completed
To apply to transfer to St. Francis High School, applicants must submit the following:
  1. Application LINK
  2. $75.00 application fee
  3. Transcript of all high school work completed*
*All evaluation forms and transcript must be sent or faxed directly from the school or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope.
 
Applicants must also take a readiness exam administered at St. Francis High School.
Transfer applications will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee along with the Assistant Principal of Academics.  All courses, college-preparatory units, and grades must be recognized transferable and accepted by St. Francis to be applicable towards graduation. 
 
Upon completion of the application file, the Admissions Office will contact the family for a student and family interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.  Transfer admissions decisions are then communicated by mail within two weeks following the interview.
 
Upon admission, final transcripts (including the most recent grading period) must be submitted to St. Francis for review. 
 
CIF Eligibility
Regarding transfer students, St. Francis has established enrollment policies in concert with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) under the following conditions:
  1. Accepts students on a space-available basis;
  2. Charges tuition for its educational services;
  3. Has admissions requirements pertaining to academic standards and behavior.
As per the CIF Blue Book, "undue influence is any act, gesture or communication (including accepting material or financial inducement to attend a CIF member school for the purpose of engaging in CIF competition regardless of the source) which is performed personally, or through another, which may be objectively seen as an inducement, or part of a process of inducing a student, or his/her parent or guardian, by or on behalf of, a member school, to enroll in, transfer to, or remain in, a particular school for athletic purposes." Violation of this policy may jeopardize the eligibility of the student.
 
Transfer applications are reviewed regularly to facilitate eligible transfers at the start of the fall and spring semesters.
 
Applications received after May 1 will be subject to a $50 testing surcharge to recoup increased scoring fees incurred by the testing service.