OVERVIEW

Due to the overwhelming number of applicants and the increasing demand for financial aid, we encourage students to apply as early as possible in the fall of their eighth grade year and to submit their financial aid applications with their admissions application.  

Please use the checklist below to determine the items required to complete your application to St. Vincent Pallotti High School. Applications are considered complete when all of the below items have been received.

If the applicant has learning disabilities, physical challenges or special needs, you will also need to apply to the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center. No additional application fee is required.

If your interested in the Pallotti Arts Academy you must complete an additional application specific to the student's area of interest. No additional application fee is required.

admissions checklist

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Application

To complete the online application for admission, you will need to create an account using the SVPHS Admissions Portal located under the right toolbar. 

NOTE: We recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox and/or Google Chrome to access the online application for the best user experience. Please do not use Internet Explorer. 

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Application Fee

A $100 non-refundable application fee is due with the online application.

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Applicant Essay

Student must provide a writing sample of no more than 250 words on the following question. The essay should be uploaded to the application portal during the completion of the admissions application.

What are your talents and how can your talents carry out the mission of St. Vincent Pallotti High School?

You might use the questions below to help guide your essay response.

  1. Why are you interested in St. Vincent Pallotti High School?
  2. What academic subjects do you enjoy the most?
  3. List any positions or responsibilities you have held or awards received?
  4. List any organized activities in which you would participate outside of school (i.e. sports, community service, etc.)
  5. How would your fellow classmates describe you?
  6. What has been your greatest accomplishment? Why?
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Transcripts

Each applicant must submit a current official transcript, plus two previous years. 

NOTE: Students attending Catholic elementary schools in the Washington Archdiocese will have initiated the transfer of records and school recommendations by indicating Pallotti on the "ARCHDIOCESAN CHOICE FORM".

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School Recommendations

We require the submittal of two(2) teacher recommendations including one from the applicant's English and Math teacher. 

NOTE: Students attending Catholic elementary schools in the Washington Archdiocese will have initiated the transfer of records and school recommendations by indicating Pallotti on the "ARCHDIOCESAN CHOICE FORM".

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Birth Certificate

Copy of birth certificate is required to complete the application packet. Please fax a copy to (301) 725-5381 or mail to SVPHS, Attn: Admissions, 113 St. Mary's Place, Laurel, MD 20707.

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High School Placement Test

High School Placement Test (HSPT) results are required for all 9th grade applicants. 

If your student is currently attending 8th grade at a Washington Archdiocese school they will take the HSPT at their school on November 28th. For those not enrolled in an Archdiocese school, click here to register for the HSPT and view testing locations. 

NOTE: In order to have your scores sent to us, you must select St. Vincent Pallotti High School on your Choice Form by December 9, 2018.

 

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IEP/504 (If Applicable)

If your student has a learning plan in place, we will require a copy of the educational testing, IEP or 504 plan with the application. Our Director of the Stephen J. Edmonds Learning Center will review all plans to ensure we can meet the needs of the student.

non-discrimination policy

St. Vincent Pallotti High School encourages and welcomes applications without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin, and does not discriminate in its education policies, Financial aid program, or other school-administered extracurricular activities.