Enrollment Process

Good Shepherd Catholic School (GSCS) admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Priority for Admission

All families wishing to enroll students in GSCS are assigned an initial priority based upon prescribed criteria.  The priority will be finalized after verification of the parish records, if applicable.  Good Shepherd Preschool students receive top priority in each category.  Priorities are listed below in decreasing order of acceptance:

  • All families with children enrolled in GSCS and in good standing with GSCS.
  • All families of Good Shepherd Parish who are regular in Church attendance and envelope use as defined by the pastor.
  • All families of neighboring Catholic parishes who have been approved by their pastors as supporting members of their parishes.
  • All others by date of application.

Basic Requirements for Admission

K4 admission: a child must be four years of age on or before September 1st of the academic year in which admission is sought.

Kindergarten Admission: a child must be five years of age on or before September 1st of the academic year in which admission is sought.

1st Grade Admission:  a child must be 6 years of age on or before September 1st of the academic year in which admission is sought and have completed a Kindergarten program.

New Student Admission:  New students are conditionally accepted until the administration has received and approved transcripts and records from the previously attended school(s), and the student has satisfactorily completed an academic screening.

Acceptance is finalized when the student’s initial report card from GSCS indicates satisfactory achievement and behavior. Failure to meet acceptable standards will be considered just cause for disenrollment.

Admission Procedure

Submit an Application for Admission including the following documentation:
            • copy of birth certificate
            • copy of baptismal certificate (Catholics only)
            • *copy of most recent report card
            • *copy of final report card from the previous school year
            • *copy of most recent standardized test results (FCAT for Florida schools)
            • *copy of testing for exceptional students services (gifted, learning disabilities, speech, etc.)
              *not required for PreK4 and Kindergarten
Review of application by Administration
  • Academic screening:  Once the application has been reviewed, an appointment is made for academic screening appropriate for the grade level.
  • Acceptance:  Once all requirements have been met, acceptance notification will be made.
  • Registration:  Once child is accepted, an offer will be made to Register and pay the registration fee reserving the space.
  • Register for FACTS Tuition Program for payment of tuition.
  • State of Florida Mandated Forms required before the first day of school:
    Student Physical Examination, HRS 3040
    Florida Certificate of Immunization, HRS 680