How To Apply & Register | Cómo Aplicar y Registrar
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Annunciation Catholic School. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the Online Inquiry Form (also available for download on the Admissions Page) and contact the school office between the hours of 7:30-3:30pm, Monday-Friday. Our School Secretary would be more than happy to answer any questions and assist you in the application and registration process. We hope that you find a home here with us!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does it mean to be an “EL” or “Expeditionary Learning” school?
Being an EL school means we are part of the EL network of schools that embraces the philosophy of Expeditionary Learning. We strive to make learning real, engaging, and challenging for students. Click here to learn more about EL education.
2. What curriculum does Annunciation use?
At Annunciation, we follows the curriculum provided of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools. Click here to visit our curriculum page! Our rigorous curriculum thoroughly covers English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics (Up to Algebra I), Science, Social Studies, Religion, Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education & Health, as well as a thorough early childhood curriculum. Through this curriculum, we are committed to providing engaging and challenging educational programs to all students which expand their minds, sharpen their intellects, build their characters, and nurture their souls.
3. Do students at Annunciation take Standardized Tests?
Like all accredited schools, our students take nationally standardized tests once a year to hold us accountable to expectations for student growth and assist our school in improving instruction. However, unlike our counterparts in the public school system, we do place an emphasis on standardized testing preparation or results, but on celebrating student learning and growth. We believe testing data is one piece of evidence we can use to learn more student learning and growth, but it is not the only piece nor the most important piece of evidence. The data we use to monitor student progress is the Iowa Assessments (formerly called the Iowa Test of Basic Skills - ITBS) and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) that are administered each spring. Teachers also use a nationally normed benchmarking and strategic monitoring system called AIMSweb with students and parents to track student growth in ELA and Math over the course of each year.
4. Do we need to be Catholic to attend a Catholic school?
Of course not. We value diverse faith backgrounds in our school community, and we also believe that the power of an excellent Catholic education should be available to anyone who desires it.
5. Is there a registration fee?
Yes. The registration fee holds a spot for your child in a class (It is not an “application fee”). The registration fee is non-refundable and applies to all grade levels. Half of the fee is due at the time of registration to ensure a spot for the student. The balance is due by June 1st. The registration fee is $150.00 for one student or $250.00 for a family of two or more students.
6. What if I need Financial Aid, Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, or help with Fees?
We appreciate the financial commitments and sacrifices made by families so that their children can receive a high-quality Catholic education. To make the cost more manageable for families, we offer tuition assistance for all students and families who are unable to pay full tuition, as well as families who are registered parishioners of Annunciation or another Catholic Parish. We will never turn a family away that truly wants a Catholic education because of the ability to pay. Financial aid applications are available in the school office. Click here to learn more on our “Financial Aid & Scholarships” Page.
7. Do I need to be a Registered Catholic and what does that mean?
You do not need to be a Registered Catholic in order to attend Annunciation. But being a registered member of a Catholic parish qualifies you for a tuition discounts. According to Archdiocesan Guidelines, being a “Registered Catholic” means...
A. Family must be registered with a parish for six months.
B. Verifiably (through use of offertory envelopes or online giving contributes on a regular basis for the financial support of the parish.
C. Family attends mass regularly and is involved in the activities, organization, or programs of the parish.
8. What is “Safe Environment Training,” and do I need it?
Ensuring a safe environment for children and young people is a top priority, and it takes continuous effort. The Archdiocese pledges to continue its efforts and work toward identifying areas where we can be more effective. To ensure this safe school environment, all employees, parents, volunteers of the parish/school who are involved with children, youths, and vulnerable adults are required to attend a Safe Environment Training with the Archdiocese of Denver. If you need safe environment training, please see http://archden.org/child-protection/ for classes.