A student is admitted to La Reina High School after the Admissions Committee considers seven basic indicators of the student's potential for success in a college-preparatory school such as La Reina:
• Desire to attend La Reina High School
• Above average citizenship grades for the past three years
• Results of standardized admissions test given at La Reina High School with a composite score above the 60th percentile
• Personal interview of the applicant and parents by La Reina High School personnel
• Recommendations from current principal, math teacher, English teacher, and a pastor, priest or religious leader
• Above average scores on standardized testing over the past three years
• Scholastic achievement in the last three grades of school:
o An A/B average will qualify for first round selection if consistent with other indicators
o C to C+ will receive second consideration
o Grades of C-, D or F in the last three years will ordinarily preclude an applicant from consideration for admission
As a Catholic School, La Reina gives first consideration to practicing Catholic young women who qualify for the academic program offered. Second preference is given to those students who have an active faith life; all others are selected on the same basis as other applicants without regard to race, color or national and ethnic origin. Preference will be given to students who have attended a Catholic elementary school. This policy is consistent with La Reina's strong emphasis on religion and moral training in the Catholic tradition.
La Reina High School, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities at the school. The school is non-discriminatory in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Honors at Entrance Criteria
Honors at Entrance acknowledges the academic excellence of incoming freshman. Eligibility criteria are:
• A composite score of the 90th national percentile or above on the Entrance Placement Test; and
• Enrollment by the registration deadline
Each Honors at Entrance recipient is recognized at the Parent Guild Evening of Excellence in April and at the graduation/promotion event of the student's current school.
Please note that some students may be eligible for honors level courses without qualifying for Honors at Entrance.
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