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Admission Guidelines

Admission Consideration

Immaculate Heart of Mary School seeks to develop the whole person spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.  Consideration for admission is based on the fundamental belief that a student succeeds within a school setting that matches his or her family values and academic expectations.  The extent to which a student may develop as a whole person and prosper academically is carefully considered during the evaluation of a student’s application.

Admission Policies
All schools in the Diocese of Charlotte admit students of any race, color, sex, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at these schools.  A child entering Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before August 31st of the year in which the child is presented for enrollment, as verified by a birth certificate.
Student will be accepted in grades K – 8 according to the following Triad Area Catholic Schools (TRACS) priorities:
  • Siblings of current TRACS students who are participating Catholics
  • Students of TRACS teachers who are participating Catholics
  • Participating Catholics of the sponsoring parish (IHM)
  • Participating Catholics of a non-sponsoring parish
  • Siblings of non-participating Catholics and non-Catholics currently attending a TRACS school
  • Students of non-participating Catholics and non-Catholics

In order to have priority placement and be eligible for the Catholic Tuition Rate, each student must have his/her Pastor certify (with his signature on the Parish Stewardship Voucher) that he/she is a participating Catholic.

Applicants will be notified based upon one of the three conditions listed below:
1.) Space is available in the grade requested.
  1. Student will be extended an offer of admission.

  2. To accept placement, applicant must return the non-refundable registration fee. Note: Until this fee is received, a student is not officially entered on the roster for the school year.

2.) Space is not available in the grade requested.
  1. Qualified candidates will be notified and placed into a pool of acceptable applicants waiting for spots to become available.
  1. When an opening occurs, an offer of admission will be extended.
► If the family accepts placement, they will be notified with a formal acceptance letter, in which, a schedule of fees will be outlined.
► If the family declines placement, they will be removed from the waiting pool and forfeit priority status.  The student must reapply the following school year.
  1. Qualified applicants not offered placement will have priority status for the following school year, but must update application information.  They will not be required to pay an additional application fee
3.) Applicant is not extended an offer of admission. At the parents request these applicants may be placed in the waiting pool for application to the same grade for the following school year, but must update application information.