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Admissions Policy

St. Joseph Academy has an open admission policy.  No person, on the grounds of race, color, gender, disability or national origin, is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in administration of educational and admissions policies, scholarships, athletics, and other school-administered programs.  Nor does the school discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, disability, age, gender, or national origin.

SJA does reserve the right to make the final determination on a family’s enrollment.

An essential criterion for admission to St. Joseph Academy is the informed acceptance by the student and parents of the fact that the school is Catholic in philosophy and practice. All students must participate in the religious education courses offered for their grade level, participate in the worshipping community while in school, and agree to act in a manner consistent with Christian values.

Students and Parents/guardians are expected to cooperate with all administrative and educational policies of the school. Students or Parents/Guardians who do not fully cooperate and/or are disruptive in their actions to such may be asked to withdraw their children from the school.

Acceptance of Students for admission or re-admission will be judged individually and on the basis of past academic records, citizenship, and behavior. Admission may be denied to individuals for any reason deemed appropriate by school authorities, including, but not limited to:

  • Students with past disciplinary or academic problems; No student expelled from any school will be accepted at St. Joseph Academy.
  • Students with a grade point average under 2.5
  • Students who are unvaccinated with the required Immunizations presented on the FL immunization form 680.  We do not accept religious exemptions
  • Students who require special services not available at St. Joseph Academy.
  • Students whose families fail to meet financial responsibilities.
  • New students are accepted on a conditional or probationary basis based upon their ability to follow the behavioral and academic requirements of SJA.
  • Typically, no students will be accepted for their senior year, unless they are moving from out of state or attended a Catholic school prior to their arrival.

The final decision for admission and re-admission rests with the Principal