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The Association of Catholic Admission Directors (ACAD) is proud to present the 2022-2023 Catholic High School Directory. This directory is a collaborative effort of the Admission Directors from the 20 ACAD member high schools within the Diocese of Cleveland.
The timeline outlines important dates that apply to eighth graders enrolled in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Cleveland. Students not enrolled in a Catholic school should contact the high school(s) in which they are interested to learn about specific deadlines and admissions procedures/requirements.
In addition to the information contained on this page, the directory has information on open houses, admission/scholarship testing dates and more.
Each Catholic high school provides an outstanding education within the context of the Catholic faith tradition. While similar, each school is different with its unique mission, curriculum and extracurricular opportunities. As you consider your options, we recommend reviewing the grid on pages 6 and 7 for an overview of each school, then directly contacting the schools for more information. We also recommend that you attend Open Houses and other programs offered by the individual schools.
You will receive a Diocesan Application from your eighth grade teacher during the week of January 9, 2023, if you attend a Catholic school.
List your first-choice Catholic school on the Diocesan Application and an alternate second choice in the event your application is denied by your first choice.
The Diocesan “Quiet Period” begins on Monday, January 19, 2023, and continues to Monday, January 23, 2023. During the “Quiet Period,” Catholic secondary schools do not contact families or students. Students and families submit their high school applications through their elementary schools, which process each applicant’s file. Once the student’s application is received by his/her “first-choice” high school, that school many initiate contact with the student and family to clarify any issues. HOWEVER, students are not “officially” notified of a high school’s acceptance until February 8, 2023. Schools that notify students by U.S. Mail may drop their letters in the mail at noon on February 8, 2023. Schools that notify students by electronic/social media means may do so beginning at 3 p.m. on February 9, 2023.
Admissions decisions from the high schools will be mailed to the students on February 8, 2023, or after 3 p.m. on February 10, 2023, by electronic mail.
Records are sent to the second-choice school no later than February 17, 2023, if students are denied admission to their first-choice school.
Records of students who have been denied admission to a second-choice school are returned to the grade school, which will assist the family in placing the student in a Catholic high school if possible.
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