Admission Policy

The following policies have been adopted to clearly articulate how enrollment decisions will be determined. If the application is received by the deadline and student meets the school’s admissions criteria, student will be further considered for enrollment.  Students will be selected and placed in the school based on the maximum capacity of classrooms as set by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston according to the following categories in order:

  1. Currently enrolled students in good standing.
  2. Siblings of students currently enrolled.
  3. Students currently enrolled and in good standing at another school in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
  4. Catholic children of participating parishioners who are siblings or children of a graduate of the School.
  5. Children of parishioners who are registered, contributing and participating members of the School Parish (or if a central school, one of the participating parishes).*
  6. Children of parishioners who are registered, contributing, and participating members at another Catholic parish within the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.*
  7. Non-Catholic students (Non-Catholic students will be enrolled or added to a waiting list in the order of applications received).

* Families can obtain a form from their parish that is to be signed by the pastor and submitted to the school  at application.

Wait List

  • Students not selected for admission due to class size limits, will automatically be placed on a wait list.
  • If an opening becomes available, students on the wait list will be given priority for those openings in the same order of preference as detailed in the Admission Eligibility protocols.
  • The wait list will exist for the current academic year only.
  • The wait list will be established after the enrollment process for the upcoming school year has ended and will terminate when that school year ends.

Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in St. Joseph Central Catholic High School! The following is required for consideration for admission to our school:

  •  Application
  • Letter of Recommendation (2 Teachers & 1 Administrator)
  • Standardized Testing Information
  • Report Cards
  • Academic Testing Information, IEP, 504 (if applicable)
  • Immunization Records
  • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable) 


New Students:

Returning Students – Look for an email with a re-enrollment link. 

The early bird registration fee is $250 through March 15th, and the registration fee is $350 after.

Thank you for having your child be an integral part of our school!  We are truly blessed. If you have any questions, please contact the school office. Sincerely, Dr. Templeton, Principal

2024-2025 Registration NOW OPEN!

We would be happy to give you a tour of our facilities and introduce you to our faculty and staff.  To schedule a tour or if you have any questions regarding the admission process, please contact the school at (304) 525-5096 or