How much does it cost to attend San Juan Diego Catholic High School (SJDCHS)?
The annual tuition cost for a student at SDJCHS is $10,000. However, $5,500 is offset through their participation in the Corporate Work Study Program. Therefore, the tuition balance for the 2012-2013 school year is $4,500, or $450 per month over 10 months. San Juan Diego Catholic High School believes in providing all students access to an affordable, quality, Catholic, college-preparatory education. For more information on tuition, click here.
Students work five eight-hour days per month at professional workplaces, which allows them to graduate with four years of corporate experience. In return for their work, the companies pay a portion of the students' education. The money goes directly to SJDCHS in order to help fund an affordable Catholic education for all of our families. For more information on the Corporate Work Study Program, click here.
What does the admissions process entail?
The admissions process is three-tiered: first, students must submit a basic application form, an essay, and a $40 application fee; second, students must provide three recommendation forms, a copy of his or her birth certificate, Social Security card, and full academic records from previous schools; third, a student interview and STAR Math & Reading test may be conducted. For more information and forms, click here.
Yes. SJDCHS evaluates annually the number of interested students entering the AP Program, and adjusts the offered classes as much as possible to suit students' desires and needs.
Does SJDCHS offer electives?
Students at SJDCHS graduate with a Distinguished Achievement diploma of 30 credits including Art and Theology classes. This rigor, combined with our Corporate Work Study Program, present significant schedule restraints on our students. Thus, our schedule does not allow for many elective courses. However, all SJDCHS students take Art and Theology as a part of our set curriculum.
What sports are offered?
San Juan Diego students participate in cross country, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and cheerleading. For more information on athletics, click here.
What extracurricular activities do you offer?
After school activities are adjusted annually in accordance with student interest. For the most recent list of clubs and organizations, click here.
Is transportation available?
SJDCHS provides morning transportation to school for a fee of $50 per month. SJDCHS also transports students to and from work every day. Presently, SJDCHS does not provide afternoon transportation. A list of bus routes is available here.
Are San Juan Diego students required to wear uniforms?
Yes. All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Austin have adopted uniforms starting with the 2012-2013 academic year. For more information on the dress code, click here.
What are Shadow Visits, and how do I schedule one?
A good way for prospective students to experience what San Juan Diego is all about is to participate in a Shadow Visit. During a Shadow Visit, prospective students will join the San Juan Diego students for class and see the school in action! They will have the opportunity to ask questions of both faculty and students, and to experience what it's truly like to be a San Juan Diego student. For more information on shadow visits, click here.