Visitation is a Catholic Parish School that prepares students to be responsible citizens
and life-long learners committed to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Visitation Catholic School has contracted with you for the education of your children for the current school year. These contracts or tuition agreements are renewable annually. Unless you are otherwise notified, you can expect to receive the renewal contract sometime in March.
If students do not perform well academically or if their social and/or emotional development is a concern, the enrollment agreement may be held until appropriate action has been taken or until it becomes clear what the best situation for the child will be.
Delinquent tuition is also a cause for withholding the enrollment agreement.
Visitation Catholic School supports a policy of total education for its students with the Catholic religion as its center and foundation. As a Catholic school, we are committed to the formation of Christian values as well as academic excellence. This commitment challenges students and parents to participate in the formation of a positive and moral learning environment. Throughout the year, students will organize and participate in various liturgical events and activities. Parents are also welcome to attend liturgical celebrations. Service to others is another goal for each student and community service activities are promoted at every grade level.
Homework is assigned daily in Grades 1 through 8. Long-range projects and assignments may be given from time to time as well. The purpose of homework is to reinforce and expand upon lessons taught in the classroom. In addition, it is designed to help develop responsibility, organizational skills and good study habits.
The amount of homework given nightly varies from grade to grade but general guidelines are as follows:
|Grade 1||20 - 35 minutes|
|Grades 2nd & 3rd||30 - 45 minutes|
|Grades 4th & 5th||45 - 60 minutes|
|Grade 6||60 - 90 minutes|
|Grades 7th & 8th||90 - 120 minutes|
Parents are asked to help with homework in the following ways:
E = Excellent S = Satisfactory N = Needs improvement
E = Excellent S = Satisfactory N = Needs improvement U = Grade level requirements not met
A = Excellent (93 - 100%) B = Very good (85 - 92%) C = Average (73 - 84%) D = Below average achievement (65 - 72%) F = Below grade level achievement (-65%) M = Modified grade
Formal progress reports will be issued for all students halfway through each grading period. These are intended to outline progress, lack of progress, or any other potential problem area. Interaction between parents and teachers is an on-going process and encouraged whenever there is concern.
There are three reporting periods during the school year, one at the end of each trimester. In October, parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for all students. In the spring a conference may be requested by either a parent or teacher.
While the school recognizes that each student has varying interests and abilities, it is our expectation that all students accepted into the program will successfully complete it. Any student in grade 4-8 whose trimester grade point average falls below 1.67 (C-) is therefore placed on academic probation for the following trimester. Probation generally means that a student may not engage in extra-curricular activities (sports, dances, yearbook, etc.) nor run for or remain on Student Council until the probation has been lifted. This procedure is not meant to be punitive but to assist students in improving studies. Outside tutoring or other support services may also be recommended or required during this time. Students will remain on probation until the next report card is issued.