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Admissions process

Application Process & Eligibility

Eligibility for Admissions

Verbum Dei High School considers a variety of factors during the application process. Our application process allows us to get to know students in an effort to determine whether Verbum Dei High School is the best fit. The following characteristics are required of all prospective students:

  • Working class families – Verbum Dei High School is designed for students who desire a quality Catholic education but who could not otherwise afford one.
  • The student must have an academic record that demonstrates achievement and growth in junior high school.
  • Legally, students are not eligible to work until they are 14 years old; however, students who are 13 years old at the start of the school year are still encouraged to apply for limited spots. 
  • The student must be eligible to work in the United States.
  • The student must demonstrate the maturity and work ethic needed to participate in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).
  • The student must be motivated to graduate from a four-year university.

Application Process

Parents of students interested in attending Verbum Dei High School can apply by visiting the Admissions Office in person, or you can click here and start application process online.

The application process requires the following by the application deadline:

1. Completion of Admissions Application
2. Submit Supplemental Documents:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Records
  • Income Verification

3. Submit Academic Records & Recommendation Forms
4. Student must take the High School Placement Test (HSPT)
5. Student and Parent Interview

Please note that all incoming students are required to attend the mandatory summer CWSP Readiness Program (SOAR).

Policy of Non-discrimination

Verbum Dei High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. However, certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation and Verbum Dei, like some archdiocesan schools, operates as a single-gender school. While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based up on the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.