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Prospective Transfer Students

St. John Bosco High School welcomes applications from Prospective Transfer Students. St. John Bosco High School is a brotherhood of enthusiastic knowledge seekers and we are thrilled that you are considering becoming a member of this community. We know that the transfer process can be a daunting one so we have provided you with answers to your most important questions as a guide.

Eligibility for specialized academic programs (i.e. honors, academic pathways) and tuition scholarships are not guaranteed.

Academic Criteria for Admission

To Enter Grade 10:

  • Minimum of 50 credits from an accredited school
  • Academic GPA minimum is 2.0
  • Student must be on pace to complete graduation and college entrance requirements at St. John Bosco High School

To Enter Grade 11:

  • Minimum of 120 credits from an accredited school
  • Academic GPA minimum is 2.3
  • Student must be on pace to complete graduation and college entrance requirements at St. John Bosco High School

Required Application Materials:

  • Online application ($50 non-refundable application fee)
  • Student Essay
  • Interview - Parents will be notified of the interview date & time

The current school of the applicant will be asked to provide the following:

  • Copy of most recent unofficial transcript
  • Copy of most recent report card
  • Copy of standardized test scores
  • English teacher, Math teacher, and Principal/Administrator recommendation form (confidential)

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements:

  • A record of good citizenship and character
  • A passing grade for Religious Studies for the years in attendance at a Catholic high school
  • Earned at least 260 credits
  • Attended a retreat during each year enrolled at St. John Bosco High School
  • Complete 25 hours of Community Service each school year

Successfully Completed the Following Required Courses:

  • 4 years – Religion
  • 2 years – World Language
  • 4 years – English
  • 1 year – Visual & Performing Arts
  • 3 years – Mathematics
  • 3 years – Social Studies
  • 1.5 years – Physical Education
  • 3 years – Science
  • .5 years – Health

CIF Transfer Guidelines

Regarding transfer students, St. John Bosco has established enrollment policies in coherence with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) under the following conditions:

  1. Accepts students on a space-available basis;
  2. Charges tuition for its educational services;
  3. Has admissions requirements pertaining to academic standards and behavior.

As per the CIF Blue Book, "undue influence is any act, gesture or communication (including accepting material or financial inducement to attend a CIF member school for the purpose of engaging in CIF competition regardless of the source) which is performed personally, or through another, which may be objectively seen as an inducement, or part of a process of inducing a student, or his/her parent or guardian, by or on behalf of, a member school, to enroll in, transfer to, or remain in, a particular school for athletic purposes." Violation of this policy may jeopardize the eligibility of the student.