All interested families in Freshmen Enrollment are invited to register their freshman for the 2019-20 school year. This step includes payment of the $250 registration fee.


JANUARY 12, 2019

All freshmen who are enrolled for 2019 are already registered for the test. There’s no additional fee for enrolled freshmen. Check-in by 8:00 a.m. and plan to stay until 12noon.

This is a general assessment of core competencies which helps determine the freshmen year coursework. Students should only bring pencils. No advance preparation is recommended. Students who are not yet enrolled because they’re still undecided can take the test with payment of $25 at check-in. A community-building lunch is provided before dismissal.

Test awards are presented to the top scorers. All awards are applied to freshman year tuition, and many are renewable for each successive year of high school. Recipients will be notified before the Enrollment Event on February 5.

Archbishop Award Winners are recognized for scoring in the top percentile of the testers at St. James. They receive $1500 their freshman year and $500 each year thereafter, so long as they’re students in good standing. This group is recommended for several, if not all, Pre-AP curriculum their freshman year.

President Award Winners are recognized for being the second percentile of testers. They receive $500 their freshman year, and $250 each year thereafter so long as they’re students in good standing. Most of these students will be recommended for Pre-AP courses their freshman year.

Principal Award Winners are recognized for being in the third percentile of our testing group. They receive $250 their freshman year and will likely be recommended for Pre-AP courses their freshman year.


JANUARY 4-24, 2019

St. James Academy offers several coveted scholarships for specific achievements to incoming (2019) freshmen. Freshmen who enrolled and took the St. James placement test are eligible to apply. The detailed application steps will be linked on the Scholarship page under Admissions. Applicants will be notified of results by February 10.


FEBRUARY 5, 2019

2019 Freshmen and at least one parent should attend, to receive their placement test scores and the next steps to finalize the 2019 enrollment. Sessions with each assigned counselor will help clarify the freshman curriculum.


FEBRUARY 26, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

All placement test award recipients and scholarship winners are invited with their parents, 8th-grade teachers, principals and pastors to celebrate their achievements and set expectations for continued excellence in high school. This is an invitation-only event.


APRIL 25, 2019

The Fair provides incoming freshman and parents all the tools to start off their high school career at SJA. Try on uniforms, tour campus, shop for spirit wear, meet coaches and sponsors, etc. It’s also an opportunity for local families and students of all ages to learn more about the community of St. James Academy and how their student can excel in their faith, academically and through activities.

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