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Academics

St. Andrew Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. All teachers are licensed by the state of Florida. The curriculum meets and exceeds standards set by the State of Florida, Common Core State Standards and the Diocese of Orlando. In Pre-K4 through 5th grade, Instructional Assistants support academics in the classroom. Grades six (6) through eight (8) are departmentalized. Regularly scheduled classes in art, media, music, technology, Spanish and P.E. provide diversity in the curriculum.

Student Performance Expectations

The Curriculum in the Diocese of Orlando is based upon the expectations of broad areas of knowledge and competence that Catholic school students achieve by the time they graduate from the 12th grade. These expectations are considered on-going student performance goals throughout all grade levels. These student performance goals are a priority as elementary schools and high schools develop curriculum and deliver instruction. (a more detailed description of student performance expectations can be found in the parent-student handbook)

Academic Records

Copies of student records are available to any parent/guardian when requested. For students transferring to another school, the original records must be sent using the United States Postal Service according to state law. A summary form of academic record is kept at SACS for eternity.

The Buckley Amendment (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

St. Andrew Catholic School adheres to the Buckley Amendment regarding access to student records and academic confidentiality.

    1. Students may not grade the work of other students.
    2. Graded student work may not be displayed.
    3. A student should never be asked to state his/her grade aloud.
    4. Parent volunteers may not grade student work.

Immunization Policy

The State of Florida Department of Health mandates that all students must comply with the immunizations requirements for enrollment in school. Timely notices are sent to parents to enforce compliance with the regulations.

Students will not be allowed to begin classes without an up-to-date immunization record on file with student records.

Financial Assistance

Excellence you can afford

The Step Up for Students Tuition Assistance Program is available for those who meet the family financial qualification guidelines. To apply, click on Step Up For Students Scholarship Application, or make an appointment to do the application here at school with Mrs. Equilla Bruce

For Parish Assistance: A FACTS Grant & Aid Application must be submitted before any tuition assistance other than Step Up for Students or McKay will be granted.

Other assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis depending on family income and ability to pay. For information regarding tuition, fees, financial assistance, grant information and/or payment plans, please contact Mrs. Equilla Bruce at 407-295-4230 ext. 1727

We work with every family to make Catholic education possible for all through VPK, School Readiness (4C), Step Up for Students, AAA, McKay and other forms of financial assistance.

St. Andrew Catholic School proudly accepts the following scholarships and tuition assistance programs:

FloridaVPK VPK
SchoolReadiness4C School Readiness (4C)
StepUpForStudents Step Up for Students
AAA AAA
McKay McKay

Contact us for more information or to apply today!

Tuition

Tuition should be paid in FULL for the school year by June 15th. Payment should be made directly to St. Andrew Catholic School. ATTN: Finance Department

In addition, a $250 registration fee (non-refundable) per child is assessed.

Any plan other than paying the tuition IN FULL must be paid with an agreement through the FACTS Tuition Management Program.

Please note that this tuition rate is all-inclusive: tuition, books, and technology fees are all covered. As with the past few years, staffing will be equal to enrollment. Academics, sports, and arts programs have been increased, not eliminated. The pastoral staff, as well as the faculty and administration of St. Andrew Catholic School, recognize that our students are not responsible for the state of the economy and their education remains our priority.

Without fiscal stability, St. Andrew Catholic School cannot continue to provide students with a high quality Catholic education. Fiscal stability is only possible with the cooperation of all families involved. The School Finance Committee of the School Board, in an effort to ensure that needed operational funds derived from tuition be both timely and sufficient, utilizes a policy concerning late or overdue payments. Anytime a problem arises with tuition not paid through FACTS, this committee is notified and action is taken accordingly.

Parents sign an agreement each year to follow these guidelines. This policy is intended to serve the needs of the entire community.

After School Care is available to all families until 6:00pm on an as needed basis. Please refer to the tuition and fee scales for the cost of After School Care. In the interest of our employees and their families, late fees are charged.

View the Tuition Schedule

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Application Information

Thank you for your interest in St. Andrew Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy.
Registration is currently OPEN for new students grades PreK-8th for the 2017-18 School Year!

For more information and/or to schedule a tour, please contact:
Equilla Bruce at or 407-295-4230 ext. 1727

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our family soon!


New Families - Apply for the 2017-18 School Year!

Apply Now

Current Families - Check your e-mail to re-enroll!

Current families should NOT use the Apply Online Now button. Instead, please check your e-mail for a special link that will allow you to re-enroll for next year using information we already have in the system. It's new... it's simple... it saves paper!!

If you have not received a re-enrollment e-mail, please contact Equilla Bruce so that we can re-send.


Preference in admissions is as follows:

All families wishing to enroll students in SACS are assigned an initial priority based upon prescribed criteria. The priority is finalized after verification of the parish records, if applicable.

Priorities are listed below in decreasing order of acceptance:

    1. All families with children enrolled in SACS and in good standing with SACS.
    2. All families of St. Andrew Parish who are regular in Church attendance and envelope use as defined by the pastor.
    3. All families of neighboring Catholic parishes who have been approved by their pastors as supporting members of their parishes.
    4. All others by date of application

Admission and Registration

It is strongly recommended that prospective families arrange for a personal tour of the school. Once the decision has been made that St. Andrew Catholic School is the right choice for your family, the following will be necessary:

STEP 1:

The following documentation for your child(ren) is required for admission:

  • Original Birth Certificate (Must accompany registration)
  • Baptismal Certificate (If Catholic)
  • For students transferring into 1st – 8th grade, three recommendations from current teachers and administrators
  • We will obtain transcripts from the previous school.

Note: Screenings are required of any student entering grades K-8.

STEP 2:

For the registration process*, please submit the following: 

  • Completed Application Form
  • FACTS Grant & Aid Application
    • Apply Online
    • $25 FACTS Application Fee ... Application is required unless paying in full or applying for Step Up for Students/McKay
  • Registration Fee of $250 per child
  • FACTS Payment Agreement
    • Allows you to divide your payments monthly, quarterly, etc.
    • Complete the agreement online
    • Payment Agreement is required unless paying in full or applying for Step Up for Students/McKay
  • Step Up for Students Application and all required documentation (if applying for this form of financial aid).

STEP 3:

* Financial arrangements for tuition must be made prior to the first day of school. Please contact us for information regarding financial assistance, tuition payment plans, and questions about the admissions process. St. Andrew Catholic School and all schools in the Orlando Diocese do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin in the admission of students, employment of personnel, administration of educational policies, athletics, and other school programs.

FAQs

What is special about St. Andrew Catholic School?

Parents, Students, Faculty, and Parish community are the main groups that work in partnership at St. Andrew Catholic School. All groups collaborate to help our students in developing strong spiritual, academic, social and emotional values. This in turn will assist them in becoming contributing members of society and to go forth to serve others. Our community is deeply rooted in our Christian values and the tradition of educational excellence.

How can I learn more about St. Andrew Catholic School?

Please review our website for detailed information on admission, academics, athletics, arts, student programs, parent involvement and much more. You may also request informational materials by contacting our admissions coordinator at . Additionally, please contact us at (407) 294-4230, with any questions.

How can I arrange a visit to your school?

We invite families to visit St. Andrew during our Catholic Schools Week Open House as well as during the Book Fair Open House which is scheduled each semester.  Individual visits may be scheduled throughout the year by scheduling an appointment with our admissions coordinator. These visits to our campus provide the best way to explore all that St. Andrew Catholic School offers!

The Admission Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Weekly campus tours are generally scheduled by appointment.

Note: Please schedule your appointment with the admissions coordinator.

We look forward to meet your family soon!

Are you accepting applications for the current school year?

The registration process is underway. However, we have limited openings.   For more specific information regarding availability please contact the admissions coordinator to discuss availability at your child’s grade level.

How do I apply?

The application process for your child requires that you first complete an application and enclose your child’s most recent report card and standardized test scores. 

Admission Testing:

We require admission testing for candidates at all grade levels.

Pre-Kindergarten – Pre-Kindergarten candidates are individually screened. This process takes approximately thirty minutes. After submitting an application, please schedule the screening with the admissions coordinator.  The office will confirm your appointment via email. Applicants must be 4 years old before September 1st. for the Pre-k4 Program.

Kindergarten / 1st Grade – Kindergarten and First grade candidates must be 5 (for Kindergarten) and 6 (for First Grade) years old before September 1st. All Kindergarten and First grade applicants are tested for admission. The child will take an academic assessment and participate in a playgroup that simulates a classroom experience.

2nd-8th Grade – All 2nd – 8th grade applicants are tested for admission as deemed necessary.

Do you give preferential treatment to any applicant?

Every admission decision is predicated upon the question: Can this student be successful at St. Andrew Catholic School? After answering that question affirmatively, we give priority to siblings of existing students, children of faculty members, alumni and students who were in our waiting pool the previous year.

What is the tuition for St. Andrew Catholic School?

Detailed tuition information is available by clicking Tuition Schedule.

Do you offer financial aid?

St. Andrew Catholic School accepts the Step Up for Students and the 4C scholarships. McKay scholarships are also accepted on a limited basis determined by which services can be offered by the school. Please visit www.stepupforstudents.org

In addition, SACS offers financial aid to families with students in grades 1st-8th.  Financial aid awards are based strictly on 1) financial need of the family, as demonstrated through the FACTS Tuition Management Program for Financial Aid application and a review of the parents’ last 1040 tax form and 2) financial aid funds available.  Families applying for financial aid must file the FACTS form according to the deadlines.  St. Andrew Catholic School’s Financial Aid Committee makes its decisions early in June.  All financial aid applications are held in the strictest confidence.

Where can I find information about your school hours and calendar?

School hours for the school year are as follows:

– Pre Kindergarten           7:50 – 3:00 Full Day         7:50 – 11:30 Half Day

– Kindergarten                 7:50 – 3:00

– 1st – 8th Grade             7:50 – 3:00

On Wednesdays dismissal is at 2:00 pm

The Calendar is available at http://standrewcatholicschool.org/resources/calendar

Are your teachers certified?

Yes, all of our teachers hold a teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education.

Are there any Teacher Assistants?

Yes, we have full time and part time Teacher Assistants in some classes.

What is the ratio?

2017 05 17 13 49 41

2017 05 17 13 55 08

Do you offer foreign language?

We offer Spanish to all of our students.

Where do you get the uniforms?

Uniforms are available through Dennis Uniform Company, for your shopping convenience this is a local store. A brochure is available to help you with the selection of uniform for your children. Shoes should be solid black. The uniform website is www.dennisuniform.com and our school code is E3N.

Are there any after school programs?

St. Andrew is Home of the “Spartans”

Middle School students represent St. Andrew Catholic School in the Catholic Middle School Athletic Conference (CMAC). Students have the opportunity to participate in Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, and Track with other schools in the Diocese of Orlando. Kindergarten through 5th Grade students represent St. Andrew Catholic School in the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS). Students have the opportunity to participate in Track, Soccer, Basketball, Football, and Lacrosse. Other extra-curricular programs include Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies, Band, Choir, and Bell Choir. Please visit www.catholicyouthsports.org for more information on programs.

Do you offer an Extended Day Care program?

We offer an early morning drop off that starts at 6:30 am until 7:20 am. The Extended Day Care program is from 3:20 pm until 6:00 pm. Enrollment fee and monthly payments apply.

Do you offer lunch?

Students can purchase a nutritional lunch from our school cafeteria or bring a bag lunch from home. Snacks may also be brought from home.

Application Forms

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