Welcome, Prospective Students and Families

Sacred Heart-Griffin is a Catholic, Dominican college preparatory high school that welcomes a diverse student population to pursue academic excellence within the Dominican values of study, prayer, service and community. The Dominican motto is Truth, which is pursued and supported by prayer, study, community and service. Our program of academic excellence is the venue for faculty and students’ pursuit of Truth.

Your path begins HERE! SHG offers every student a personal path to college and career success.

For more information, please contact Megan Cox, Director of Admissions.
Email: cox@nexusgaragedoors.com
Phone: 217.787.1595 ext. 235

 


Admissions Events and Timeline

DECEMBER

PREVIEW NIGHT

Preview Night introduces prospective students in 6th-8th grades and their families to our campus and the faculty and students of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. Tour the school, speak with students, teachers and administrators and learn about all that SHG has to offer including our academic, extracurricular and sports programs.


JANUARY

8th GRADE PLACEMENT TEST

Eighth-grade students seeking admissions into SHG must take the placement test, which helps determine students' placement into the freshmen-level class options.  The test typically takes place on a Saturday in early January at our east campus.


FEBRUARY

NEW STUDENT PARENT MEETING

At this meeting, students are given the results of their placement test.  They will also have the opportunity to meet with our guidance department individually to review test scores and freshman class placement.  Families will receive an application packet to be completed for admission to SHG.


MARCH 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE - MARCH 1st
Families who turn in their completed enrollment packet and their completed course selection will be entered into a drawing for a $2,000 tuition credit. One $2,000 tuition credit will be awarded per grade. 

PRIORITY REGISTRATION DEADLINE - MARCH 15th

All families are STRONGLY encouraged to complete their enrollment packet and course selection by March 15th. Class sizes may be limited with some elective courses. Enrollment in these courses is based on the date the online course selection is submitted.

FACTS GRANT AND AID APPLICATION DUE

Families applying for Student Investment Funds through the FACTS Grant and Aid application should submit their application by MARCH 15th.  If the March 15th deadline has passed, please contact Ashley Pennell at pennell@nexusgaragedoors.com for further assistance.  

ONGOING

Admission applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until enrollment is full.


Transfer Students 

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School accepts a limited number of transfer students each year. In order to apply for transfer admission, a student must be in good standing at his/her current school with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Before a transfer student may begin the enrollment process, the student and parent/guardian must interview with the SHG principal. Students must provide the most recent transcript when meeting with the principal. If accepted, the student will meet with a member of the guidance staff to proceed with the registration process.

Please contact Teresa Saner at saner@nexusgaragedoors.com or 217-787-1595 to arrange an appointment time.


Shadow Days and Tours

Click here to schedule a Shadow Day or Tour. For questions, contact Megan Cox at cox@nexusgaragedoors.com or 217.787.1595 ext. 235



Sacred Heart-Griffin High School admits students of any race, color, sex or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and school administered programs. Our school reserves the right as a religious entity in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the protections of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act 775 ILCS 35/.