Admissions

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School accepts applications for grades Pre-K-Grade 8 on a yearly basis.

Siblings of currently enrolled students are given first priority. Children of parish members receive first consideration for admission. Children of other Catholic parishes are considered next. Non-Catholic children may be admitted when there is space available, but only if their parents agree to their children’s participation in the integrated religious education program offered by the school.

SCHOOL TOURS

If you are interested in our school, we suggest you start your experience with a School Tour. School tours are given by appointment throughout the school year. Please fill out the form via the green button under ``SHADOW DAYS`` to schedule your School Tour today.

OPEN HOUSE

We will also be hosting an Information Meeting & Tour for prospective families on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 1:30pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School located at 1151 William St in Plymouth. These meetings are the best opportunity to learn more about Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School, and we hope you will consider joining us.

SHADOW DAYS

Shadow Days are for prospective students who have been admitted to our program. These students are invited to schedule a Shadow Day to experience a day at Our Lady of Good Counsel. Your child will be paired with a current Our Lady of Good Counsel student and will attend classes, meet new friends, and be introduced to faculty and staff. Shadow Days will begin in the spring after open enrollment.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• For preschool, the child must be 4 years old by September 1st (State Law).
• All children entering preschool must be potty/toilet trained.
• For kindergarten, the child must be 5 years old by September 1st (State Law).
• For first grade, the child must be 6 years old by September 1st and have completed an approved kindergarten program.
• To qualify for in parish tuition, a family must be registered at OLGC. They must participate in weekly attendance at mass (barring the obvious), and participate in parish activities and fundraising. The measurement for weekly attendance will be the use of offertory envelopes.
• Tenure in the parish, as determined by parent date of registration in the parish, shall determine admission priority.
• To be eligible for the school year in September, the application must be received before the preceding January 17th.
• Applicants accepted for admission will be notified in February, at which time a formal registration fee is required.
• A new list for each grade level will be made every year based on parent date of registration in the parish with all applications received by January 17th of that year.
• For students in grades 4 through 8, parents must submit a copy of the student’s latest report card showing final grades, satisfactory or better conduct, good attendance, copies of any standardized test scores and/or special support service evaluation reports, and letters of recommendation from the last teacher and principal. Applications are considered incomplete until these records are received. Admission may be denied based on a deficiency in academic success, study skills, and/or behavior/conduct.
• Current families register in FACTS and pay $200 deposit per child (open now through 1/17/20).
• New families applications no later than 2/7/20.
• New families register in FACTS and pay $200 deposit per child upon receipt of acceptance.

Students who were not recommended for promotion in their previous school will not be accepted to the next grade at OLGC. Students requiring special support services will be considered on an individual basis and must be able to perform in a regular classroom. Their status will be reviewed annually by the Principal. We reserve the right to deny admission to any child whose needs we do not have the resources and ability to meet, or whose parents are motivated by concerns not consistent with the goals of the school or policies of the Archdiocese of Detroit. If this is determined, parents may be requested to place the child in a school elsewhere.

All students shall comply with the State of Michigan required Immunization and health laws prior to admission.

Since it is the prime objective of OLGC to keep families together, children on the waiting list will be given top priority if it should occur that a sibling be accepted in a given year.

It is important to emphasize that tuition alone does not cover the cost of educating your child/children for a school year. Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish contributes a substantial subsidy to each student to help offset the cost of his/her education. Accordingly, families are expected to demonstrate active participation in the parish and provide financial support. To qualify for in-parish tuition, a family must be registered at OLGC Parish, must participate in weekly attendance at Mass (barring the obvious), and participate in parish activities and fundraising. The measurement for weekly attendance will be the offertory envelopes.

Are you a current OLGC Parish School Family? Please login to FACTS Tuition website to secure your placement for next year.