Regis Catholic Schools is dedicated to educating students of all faiths in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment. We are united by Our Core Values of Living Faith, Accepting Responsibility, Promoting Teamwork, Achieving Excellence, and Inspiring Leadership. All families who identify with these Core Values are invited to enroll in our schools.Regis Catholic Schools is a Catholic School in the Diocese of La Crosse. As a Catholic School we will teach and advocate our Catholic Faith. All students are welcome in our school, and all parents and legal guardians must understand that Catholic Doctrine will be taught. The passing on of our Catholic Faith is our number one priority.
Regis Catholic Schools has the following additional admissions policies and procedures:
A. Students are accepted without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origins. Children of all faiths are welcomed and expected to share in religious education.
B. Early enrollment for current RCS students and their siblings is from the announced open enrollment date in late January through March. After the early enrollment deadline, classes will be filled based on date of application/first to enroll.
Order of Priority
After reaching the early enrollment deadline, RCS will determine if there are available places for all enrolled students. If there are more enrollments than places available, the following will be considered in order of priority:
1. Kindergarten through 12th grade students who are currently enrolled at RCS and are current on tuition and fees owed to RCS.
2. Siblings of Kindergarten through 12th grade students who are currently enrolled at RCS.
3. Active members of our supporting parishes (Immaculate Conception, Sacred Heart/St. Patrick, St. James the Greater, St. Mary’s, St. Olaf, Newman Parish at UWEC) who are practicing Catholics.
4. Children of Regis Catholic Schools employees.
5. Preschool students at one of our RCS tuition-based preschool programs.
6. Children enrolled at one of our RCS Child Development Centers.
7. Children enrolled in a RCS-based Eau Claire Area School District 4K program.
8. Family home address and school district boundaries for busing considerations.
9. Transfer from another Catholic school outside of the RCS system.
10. Date of application/first to enroll.
C. Wisconsin state guidelines for age and grade level will be followed in the admissions process.
D. An age-appropriate development and/or educational assessment by the principal and/or faculty may be given to students entering the school. This assessment assists in the placement of a child. Admission requirements include but are not limited to: review of previous school records, standardized tests, a meeting with the Enrollment & Tuition Coordinator and/or member of the RCS Administrative Team, a school tour, and classroom visitation.
E. As a private school, the academic setting of mind, body, and spirit may not be designed to accommodate the needs of all children. The admission process facilitates determining if RCS can provide a suitable educational program for the child seeking admission. We do not have a special education program/educational services. If your child has special education needs, please talk to the building administrator for more information on what resources may be available.
F. All transfer students are considered probationary students for the first semester of attendance. During this time, grades, attendance, and discipline are monitored, and the student's status is reevaluated at semester end, at which time the provisional status may be removed.
G. Admission of students in one year does not guarantee readmission of that student in subsequent years. RCS may decide not to readmit a student in a subsequent year for any reason unless prohibited by Federal or State Civil Rights laws.
H. Class size is guided by the Enrollment and Class Offerings Policy and determined by the President. When a class is at capacity, all waiting list requests will continue to be considered by application date for future admission.
I. Students accepted into the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (School Voucher) who are new to RCS cannot displace other currently enrolled students from a building. Accommodations will be made to make sure there is room for the new students to be in a grade-appropriate class.
Regis Catholic Schools respects the dignity of God’s children. All children have a right to a quality education. In addition to the pursuit of academic excellence, a Regis education will support their relationship with God and guide them to live and work with others in accord with Gospel values.
The educational institutions of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse are subject to the limitations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Practices Act and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap, arrest and/or conviction record, marital status or sexual preference, except as permitted by law.