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Welcome

On behalf of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, our sponsors since our founding in 1939, and the The Catholic High School of Baltimore community, we welcome you! In the spirit and tradition of our patron saints, Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, Catholic High has empowered our young women by their education for over 80 years.

All Daughters of Catholic High receive a quality, college preparatory education in the Franciscan tradition and are prepared for life beyond high school. We are excited to join you in this journey, one of academic possibilities, enriching experiences, and unparalleled opportunities!

Please enjoy the following information that will help you to prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. While we are unable to meet at this time, we are excited to be with you this fall to share in your academic, personal, and spiritual grown during the next four years!

Viva, Catholic High!

Dr. Barbara D. Nazelrod, President
Mrs. Sharon Johnston, Principal


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Academics & Course Selection

The Enrollment Office is currently working with the Guidance Department to complete course selections for incoming new students. If you have not already done so, please complete the Guidance Office questionnaire located below. Your responses will help these offices to create a personalized schedule taking into account your preferences for elective courses for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please make sure you are referencing the 2020-2021 Academic Course Catalog when making your selections. 

The Guidance Office will mail/e-mail the individual course selections for new students in a few weeks. Please direct any questions about course selection and scheduling to our Director of Guidance, Mrs. Bev McIntyre at bmcintyre@thecatholichighschool.org.

Guidance Office Questionnaire

2020-2021 Academic Course Catalog


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FACTS & Business Office Information

All tuition at Catholic High is paid through the FACTS Management Program. You can access information that explains the FACTS program at the button below. The document will provide you with instructions on how to set up your tuition account for the 2020-2021 school year and the three years following. We are asking that all accounts for the 2020-2021 academic year be established no later than Friday, May 1, 2020. 

FACTS Program Information

Once your account has been established with FACTS, the Business Office will enter your balance due and FACTS will then notify you as to what the balance is and what your payment will be. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Linda Grebeleski in the Business Office with any questions or concerns that you may have at (410)732-6200 x226 or lgrebeleski@thecatholichighschool.org  You will also find a Customer Service number for FACTS in the information we have provided. 


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Athletics Information

We look forward to seeing our future Cubs shine in the classroom and on the field/court/pool/track/course. It is imperative that all new students have a current sports Physical prior to tryouts.* The Physical Form you submit to the School Nurse prior to the start of the school year will suffice for Athletics. 

Dance Team Tryouts

Date TBD
*A physical is not required for Dance Team tryouts.

Cheerleading Tryouts

Date TBD

Mandatory Athletic Meeting/Boosters' Club Pizza Party/Meet the Coaches

Friday, August 14th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. This meeting is required for all athletes (fall, winter, and/or spring sports) and at least one parent must attend. The Boosters' Club will have free pizza and fruit for all athletes and their families. All coaches will be on hand to answer questions and greet our new and returning families.

Fall Sport Tryouts

August 17, 18, and 19 - You must be present at all three days to be considered for a team. FYI - You can only tryout for one fall sport.

Soccer: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Herring Run Park

Field Hockey: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Herring Run Park

Cross Country: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Herring Run Park

Volleyball: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the school gym

Once teams are finalized, practices will continue Monday through Friday for the remainder of the season. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Kari McBride, Athletic Director, at kmcbride@thecatholichighschool.org.


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Health & Emergency Information

Your daughter’s health and well-being are important factors in her education. With that in mind, we require that each child has an updated physical before she can attend school in the fall of this year. The physical should be done prior to July 30, 2020. Maryland State Law requires proof of specific immunizations. 

The following health forms are required:

  1. History and Physical - (page 2) completed by physician
  2. Health Information Form - (page 1) completed by parent
  3. Immunization Record - completed by physician 
  4. Emergency Contact Information Form - completed by parent 
  5. Over-The-Counter Medication Form - completed by physician and parent 
  6. If your child takes prescription medications, please have her doctor complete the Prescription Medication Form requiring physician and parent signatures.
  7. If your child needs an inhaler or Epi-pen, please complete the appropriate contract requiring parent and child signatures.

All forms and contracts can be found on our website at the button below.

Health Forms

Please complete and return all forms to the attention of the School Nurse no later than July 30, 2020.  Any student trying out for sports must have a Physical prior to participation. Please contact our School Nurse, Mrs. Barb Maher, R.N. at bmaher@thecatholichighschool.org  or (410)732-6200 x222 with any questions.


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Technology Information

The Catholic High School of Baltimore provides access to a full range of technological equipment, software, and programs to students and faculty for educational purposes. The faculty and staff believe strongly in the educational value of this technology and recognize its potential in support of our curriculum and student learning. 

E-Learning With One-to-One Technology

Technology is fully integrated into all curriculum areas and as part of Catholic High’s E-Learning Program, each student is equipped with a Chromebook. Our goal in having students use Chromebooks in the classroom is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation and communication. 

Students are issued their personal device on the first day of classes and turn their device back in on the last day of classes. Students are required to sign a device agreement and once the device, power cord, and case are assigned to the student, the parents or guardians assume responsibility for them, excluding manufacturer defects determined by the Technology Department. Any accidental damage or theft must be reported immediately to the Technology Department. Students are expected to fully understand, and abide by, our Technology Acceptable Use Policy and Chromebook agreement.

If you have any questions or concerns about technology or the devices students are issued please reach out directly to our Instructional Technology Teacher, Mrs. Kelly McDonald at kmcdonald@thecatholichighschool.org


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Uniforms

Students are required to wear the TCHS uniform. This includes a plaid kilt, green knee socks, a green sweater, a button-down embroidered school oxford and an optional embroidered TCHS polo shirt. All students must wear tan bucks for their shoes. 

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The Catholic High School of Baltimore uses the school uniform company Flynn & O’Hara to outfit our young ladies. Visit their website at the button below to order online or learn about how you can visit their retail stores to obtain the required uniform pieces for your daughter.

Flynn & O'Hara

Please note, pending availability of inventory, the Enrollment Office will sponsor a Used Uniform Sale in June and will send email correspondence to families once these dates are scheduled. 


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Campus Ministry & Service

Catholic High’s commitment to Christian community service is giving witness to our faith and empowering our young women to let their light shine. Christian community service is a yearly commitment and a prerequisite for advancement to the next grade level and graduation.

Christian Community Service Policy

Please thoroughly read the Christian Community Service Policy in order to begin planning service opportunities with your daughter at approved locations. As mentioned in the policy, students are annually required to complete 30 hours at approved locations. Students must serve at an organization from TCHS' pre-approved categories, found within the Policy, or at an organization listed within our "Digital Catalog" of approved organizations.

If students would like to serve at an alternative organization, they must first seek approval from Mrs. Molly Baxter, Campus Minister, at mbaxter@thecatholichighschool.org. If at all possible, the Office of Mission encourages students to utilize their summer break to serve her community. Finally, be sure to take a service log with you when serving so that a supervisor can sign off on the hours served.

Digital Catalog

Community Service Website

Christian Community Service Policy 2020-2021

Service Log 2020-2021



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Transportation

Catholic High’s students come from over 75 zip codes and we realize that transportation can be a big consideration for families.

Bus Service

We are happy to offer round-trip bus service in conjunction with Archbishop Curley High School from a number of different areas around the Baltimore metro region. You can find information about bus routes and fees by visiting our bus transportation page. Please note bus seats are at a premium and we encourage families to reserve their daughter's spot ASAP. 

Bus Transportation

Carpooling

The Enrollment Office manages an opt-in carpool list of TCHS families (current and new) who are looking to join or start a carpool for their student. Once you have submitted the carpool form with your information, we will send you access to the comprehensive list so you can reach out directly to others in your area who may also be looking for a ride share opportunity. 

Carpool Form


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Parent Organizations

The Catholic High School of Baltimore welcomes a student’s family to our community when she enrolls. We have a number of robust parent organizations where family members can get involved and be a part of their daughter's high school experience. Learn more about opportunities for volunteering and involvement at the button below.

Parents


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Big Sister-Little Sister Information

The Big Sister- Little Sister Program pairs incoming new students with rising seniors at TCHS to help aid in the transition to high school. All new students must complete the survey at the button below to provide information to the Enrollment Office to help match students for this unique and beneficial program. 

Little Sister Survey


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Summer Reading

Summer Reading information for all TCHS students will be posted online beginning in June. Families will receive email correspondence when summer work is posted. 


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Important Contact Information

Name Title Email
Mrs. Emily Vandergriff Archangel Team Leader evandergriff@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Mollie Chin Assistant Director of Enrollment mchin@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Kari McBride Athletic Director kmcbride@thecatholichighschool.org
Ms. Peg Prentice Biomedical Program Team Leader pprentice@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Linda Grebeleski Business Office lgrebeleski@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Molly Baxter Campus Minister mbaxter@thecatholichighschool.org
Ms. Angela Baumler Director of Enrollment abaumler@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Bev McIntyre Director of Guidance bmcintyre@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Kelly McDonald Instructional Technology Teacher kmcbride@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Colleen Guler Law & Leadership Program Team Leader cguler@thecatholichighschool.org
Dr. Barbara D. Nazelrod President bnazelrod@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Sharon Johnston Principal sjohnston@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Linda DeRemigis Registrar/Bus Coordinator lderemigis@thecatholichighschool.org
Ms. Barb Maher School Nurse bmaher@thecatholichighschool.org
Mr. Greg Trzcinski STEM Program Team Leader gtrzcinski@thecatholichighschool.org
Mrs. Jane Brown Visual & Perfoming Arts Team Leader jbrown@thecatholichighschool.org

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