2410 S. 9th St. Lafayette, IN 47909 765.474.7500

Grades 7-12 Application Process

Priority Placement

Application packets for the following school year will be accepted by the LCSS Admissions Director beginning January 1. When space is available after current LCSS students register in April, the following considerations will be taken into account for priority placement for applications received by April 15:

  1. Siblings of current LCSS students and alumni, and children of current LCSS employees.
  2. Children of registered families from the six Tippecanoe County parishes.
  3. Children of registered families in parishes within the Diocese of Lafayette.
  4. Children of registered families in parishes outside the Diocese of Lafayette.
  5. Lafayette Christian School and St. James School students.
  6. All other students are welcome.

Applications received after April 15 will be considered in a first come, first served order.  When space is not available in a grade, a wait list will be started.

For the current school year, Junior High students and students moving to the Lafayette area may be admitted for immediate enrollment to Central Catholic at any time; however, Senior High students transferring to Central Catholic from within the Lafayette area will be accepted for a start date at the beginning of the next semester.

Application Process –

Get Started at Central Catholic in 3 Simple Steps:

1.     Submit a Central Catholic Application Packet to LCSS Admissions Director

A completed application packet will include:

□    Application form

□    $100 application fee payable to the LCSS (The application fee is non-refundable unless is a student is denied admission due to Central Catholic being unable to meet the student’s special education accommodations.  The application fee is credited toward the student’s tuition.)

□    Official Transcript to include:

  • Academic records – to include grades to date from previous school(s).
  • Discipline records – It is general practice of Central Catholic to not accept any student with violations against their school’s discipline policy within the previous 6 months, and at least one year after an expulsion.
  • Attendance records– Students may not be accepted if they have excessive tardies or absences as determined by the Admissions Committee.  Exceptions are made for medical reasons with an appropriate note from their doctor.
  • Individual Educational Plans (IEP) or 504b Plans – Central Catholic is not equipped to provide one to one instruction nor does it have self-contained special education classroom; however, students with disabilities will be accepted when reasonable accommodations can be made for their education.  Central Catholic works cooperatively with Greater Lafayette Area Special Services to provide the best possible placement and accommodations.

□    Parish Verification & Assistance Form – (one per family) This form verifies your membership at a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.  Parish membership qualifies you for Tier 1 tuition rates and the multi-child Parish Assistance.  The Admissions Office will submit your completed form to your pastor for approval.  If you are a Catholic family moving to the Lafayette area, complete the form and submit it with your application.  Once you choose a parish and register with the parish office, the Admissions office will secure the Pastor’s signature.   Non-Catholic and International students do not need to complete.

2.     Take the Placement Test

Contact the Admissions Director 765.474.7500 to schedule a time to take the Placement Test.

3.     Interview with the Admissions Committee

A meeting will be scheduled for the student and their parents to meet with the Admissions Committee. After the meeting, the Principal, based on recommendations of the Admissions Committee, will make the final determination of acceptance to Central Catholic.  All new students will be admitted conditionally for one semester.  Students may be accepted on probation and will be asked to sign a contract with specific terms identified.  Approval is subject to change pending receipt of the student’s final records from the previous school.

Questions may be directed to Angie Schrader, Admissions Director at 765.474.7500 or schrader@lcss.org.