Hackett Catholic Prep High
Prep (HCP) will grant credit for a course from another accredited
school only when the course meets MANS (Michigan Association
Non-public School) accreditation guidelines and approximates a
course at Hackett Catholic Prep. HCP reserves the
right to require a course when it will positively benefit the
Hackett Catholic Prep can waive subjects that
are required during specific grade levels if a student does not
attend HCP while in that grade.
A Hackett Catholic Prep diploma will be granted
under the following circumstances:
When all Hackett Catholic Prep requirements for graduation
have been met
When a student completes at least six (6)
credits during his/her senior year at HCP, unless extenuating
family circumstances warrant special consideration
If a student receives college credit for a
junior or four-year college course, it is not applicable for credit
toward a Hackett Catholic Prep diploma.
A student transferring to Hackett Catholic Prep
will only be eligible for graduation honors or in -house
scholarship opportunities if she/he attends the last two years of
high school at HCP and accumulates at least twelve (12) credits
during those two years.
Previous school transcript information will
only be added to the Hackett Catholic Prep transcript based on the
HCP grading scale. If
there is a conflict in grading scales, students may choose to have
their previous school transcript sent along with their HCP
transcript to institutions requesting this information.
All students must carry an academic load of at
least six (6) credits. Courses which are required in the Hackett
Catholic Prep curriculum must be completed at HCP and may not be
replaced by outside offerings from any other institution without
prior approval of the administration.
- All transfer students will be
considered ineligible for sports teams until declared eligible by
the Athletic Director based on MI-ISAA (Michigan High School
Athletic Association) and Hackett Catholic Prep
- To attend Hackett Catholic Prep, a
student must be under nineteen years of age. A student whose
birthday occurs on or after September 1 of a current school year
may attend for the balance of that school year.
- Students wishing to transfer into
Hackett Catholic Prep may not have been previously suspended or
expelled from any school, found guilty of a weapon or controlled
substance violation, or have had a school attendance record outside
HCP's guidelines for receiving credit. The student must have a
minimum 2.0 overall GPA.
A student will not be admitted unless a
schedule can be created.
Transfer students will be
allowed to enroll in classes based upon the following guidelines
which are dependent upon the marking period configuration from the
Transfers may occur during the first
week of the public school semester calendar but not later than the
beginning of the fourth week of the Hackett Catholic Prep school
year. Students transferring in under these circumstances will be
held accountable for material covered in classes for semester
If a student transfers to Hackett
Catholic Prep at the beginning of the school year, the guidelines
are the same as a semester school transfer. Students wishing to
transfer after the first trimester would enroll in first semester
classes that are closest to the previous class schedule in order to
merge into a semester schedule. Credit for first trimester classes
would be evaluated for posting on a Hackett Catholic Prep
transcript. Students wishing to transfer during their second
trimester must do so prior to the start of the fourth week of our
second semester. Students transferring in under these circumstances
will be held accountable for material covered in classes for
semester testing purposes. Because of difficulty in scheduling,
credit transfer and remaining school calendar, students may not
transfer after that time.
Block schedule transfers are not
compatible with the Hackett Catholic Prep semester schedule.
Students may enter at the beginning of the year using the above
guidelines for "Semesters." Due to the length of class time and
credit for block scheduled classes, students are strongly advised
to remain in the block schedule and transfer at the semester. Those
students transferring from a block schedule at mid-semester will be
enrolled in comparable classes, if possible, and may need to repeat
content to merge with the semester class. Students transferring in
under these circumstances will be held accountable for material
covered in classes for semester testing purposes. Additional
classes added to the schedule may only be available to audit if
contact hours for credit cannot be met. Students coming at the
beginning of second semester classes, using the above guideline for
"Semesters," will only be enrolled in semester classes and may have
to make up required full-year courses needed to complete Hackett
Catholic Prep's graduation requirements.
Late transfers Due to
Students who transfer to the Kalamazoo
area from outside our service area may not be eligible to receive
Hackett Catholic Prep credit for courses depending on their
transfer date. The HCP administration will review the transcripts
from the previous school to determine the placement of the student.
If similar classes are not available, those late transfers would be
allowed to audit courses for the remainder of the semester, if it
would benefit the student's program. If the student is placed in
classes mid-semester, then testing adjustments may be made after
review of the previous school's grade report. In all cases,
determination of grade reporting from the previous school and
Catholic Prep will be clarified on an individual basis when reports
are received and reviewed.
The principal reserves the right
to make the final decision on any of the above