Early Commitment

St. Francis High School’s honors, Project Lead the Way, AP programs and the Presidential Scholarship Program have experienced great demand. The number of spaces available in these programs and in the freshman class is limited. In an effort to more effectively meet that demand and provide a quality Catholic college preparatory education to the communities we serve, St. Francis High School has begun to admit students through an Early Commitment Program.

Students who apply for the freshman class beginning in Fall 2019 (the graduating Class of 2024) by October 31st, 2019 will be notified of the school’s admissions decision at our annual Open House on Sunday, November 17th, 2019.
To be considered for the Early Commitment Program, the student will complete:
  1. The Online Application by October 31st, 2019
  2. Interview (time and date to be assigned in early November)
  3. HSPT placement exam on either January 11th, 2020 or January 18th, 2020
  4. The student will ask his/her principal or counselor from his/her grammar school to provide the following by October 31st, 2019 (All recommendations are sent via the online application):
  5. Cumulative grade report through the 7th grade
  6. Standardized test scores through the 7th grade
  7. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply
  8. Principal recommendation form (confidential)
Students who are admitted through the Early Commitment Program will have a guaranteed space in the freshman class for 2020-2021; will not be charged additional fees for the high school placement exam, and will pay a discounted registration fee.

All incoming information needs to come to the attention of:
Mrs. Haydee Lemus
Director of Admissions / 9th Grade Counselor

St. Francis High School
2400 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, CA 95076