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. Enrollment for the next school year will open in January. The specific dates will be announced via school communications/calendars and on the Regis Catholic Schools website.
a. Current RCS families will be provided a two-week priority enrollment period in January to re-enroll for the coming school year. Current families will have the opportunity to enroll current students and siblings (new students) during this time.
i. Once this two-week priority enrollment period has closed, current RCS families are no longer guaranteed enrollment within the system.
b. Following the priority enrollment period for current RCS families, enrollment for the next school year will open for families new to the Regis Catholic Schools system.
NOTICE | Regis High School students will not be allowed to register for dual-credit courses until their Regis Catholic Schools enrollment process has been completed for the coming school year.
After the two-week priority enrollment period for current RCS families has ended, classes will be filled based on the date of application under the following order of priority.
Order of Priority (New Families & In-System Building Transfers)
If there are more enrollments than available grade level capacity, the following will be considered in order of priority:
- Children of Regis Catholic Schools employees.
- 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.
- Kindergarten through 4th grade students wishing to transfer from one RCS elementary to another.
- Preschool students at one of our RCS tuition-based preschool programs.
- Children enrolled at one of our RCS Child Development Centers.
- Children enrolled in a RCS-based Eau Claire Area School District 4K program.
- Transfer from another Catholic school outside of the RCS system.
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.
Home School/Student Transfers
All transfer students must meet our Regis Catholic Schools academic and behavior standards. The principal will recommend the academic standing for each transfer or home school student. Home school students will be placed in the grade where their age chronologically fits unless evidence is shown via standardized tests or some other objective instrument that the student should be advanced a grade or should begin instruction at a lower grade.
Enrollment is handled through the Regis Catholic Schools Central Office, located at 2728 Mall Drive, Ste 200 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. A student is not considered enrolled until the enrollment form, enrollment fee, and transfer form (when applicable) have been submitted and processed.
As a condition of enrollment, a copy of that portion of the custody decree that indicates who has primary placement and a copy of the current custody agreement must be on file at the school your child attends. Both parents have a legal right to be listed in the school directory, receive school progress reports and report cards, participate in parent/teacher conferences, and communicate with school teachers and administration unless specifically stated differently in the custodial agreement.