Handbooks and FAQs

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Dress Code FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about the school dress code

Do I need a blazer on “Dress Attire” days and does it need to be branded for Jesuit?

No, on Dress Attire days, which are usually for Mass, students do not need to wear a blazer. If you would like to wear a blazer, sport coat, or suit they do not need to be Jesuit branded. (We do not sell any branded sport coats in any of our stores.)

Can students wear shorts for Standard Dress?

Yes. Like the pants, they must be khaki-style or chino-style shorts. No athletic shorts are permitted outside of PE/Athletics. Pants and shorts must be a solid color.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Admissions
Check-out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!

After completing the application online, what are the next steps in the admissions process?

Remember, your application is not complete until all items are checked on your Admission portal’s online checklist (such as recommendations, grades, or video.) Your next steps will include a letter to let you know if you have been accepted, financial aid award (if you applied for Financial Aid) and registration. Please visit the admissions timeline for more information.

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Course Catalog
2022-2023

New classes for 2022-2023: AP Statistics, Introduction to App Development, Introduction to Web Development, The Civil Rights Movement, Honors Art Studio, Digital Art (Photoshop), Digital Filmmaking, Media Studies, Fitness for Life, Recreational Basketball, Recreational Net Sports, Fitness and Performance, Cine de America Latina, and Intro to Robotics Engineering

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Math Challenge Exam FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Can my son take Geometry as a freshman?

Yes. If he takes and passes a Challenge Exam in Algebra 1 or Integrated Math 1 he will be placed in Geometry or Geometry XL as a freshman.

What course will my son be placed into if he does not take any Math Challenge exams?

Algebra 1

Can my eighth-grade son take summer school to advance in math?

Maybe.

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Drama FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Who?

  • Any Jesuit High School student (9-12)
  • Any high school-age woman from either a private or public school
  • All under the guidance of a Professional Staff of theater teaching-artists

What?

Jesuit Drama is an after-school and weekend co-curricular activity

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FAQs on the Jesuit VIP Program
Review the program guidelines & details

For questions or more information, please contact volunteers@jesuithighschool.org 

What is the change with my account on the Helper Helper volunteer portal?

Helper Helper is our volunteer portal for you to sign up for and track your parent volunteer hours.  Starting June 15, 2022, all parents and/or guardians will have their own Helper Helper account, instead of sharing one family account.  Each account will be listed with the parent and/or guardian’s name and email address. 

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Immersions FAQs
How to apply and other common questions

When does the process begin and how do I apply?

The process begins in mid-October with information sessions online and in the Welcome Center. Please see the school calendar for exact dates. We offer two informational meetings to best accommodate family schedules. One is in the evening and one takes place before school during Collaboration. If you are not interested in the immersion program, you need not attend.

The online application closes in early November. 

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Letters of Recommendation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common letters of recommendation questions that we get from students during the college application cycle. This is the same information that we communicated to students and parents in our college information nights, college advising meetings, and during collaboration periods. We thought it may be useful to have this information in a cohesive and easily accessible document for your reference.

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Why Jesuit? FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions about attending Jesuit

What does Jesuit offer that other schools don’t?

Jesuit is unique as we are a Catholic/Christian school and we teach these values across the broad spectrum of academic, athletic and other curricular programs. Our Christian Service program helps to develop “Men for Others.” In addition, by attending Jesuit High School you become part of a world wide network of “Jesuit” education! In the U.S.

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BYOD FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about the Bring Your Own Device program

So, how does this work?

All students are required to have a portable computer device. Families will be able to purchase a device of their own choosing. The links below provide specification requirements and offer examples of approved devices to help families make informed decisions. Please consider the following steps before purchasing a device for your family:

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School Schedule FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the schedule, Collaboration, Community and Flex periods

About the Schedule

What are the benefits of this schedule?

The schedule maintains our previous level of classroom instructional time and frequency of class meetings while also providing more structured opportunities for students to feel like they are part of the campus community, by improving access to teachers, re-emphasizing clubs and other co-curricular programs, and giving space and time for new programs for student support to take shape and help our students flourish.

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Website & Email Communication FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions about syncing the calendar and subscribe/unsubscribe

How do I sync the school calendar into a Google or Apple Calendar?

The preferred method for linking the school calendar to your personal calendar is to subscribe. Subscribing to the calendar allows you to refresh and see changes. You may also use the “iCal Feed” button but that will only download a snapshot of the calendar. The static “iCal Feed” download will not reflect updates that occur after your download.

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Student Social Media Best Practices

These guidelines suggest best practices regarding the publication of commentary on social media by students.

For the purposes of these guidelines, social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including but not limited to: websites, blogs, wikis, social networking sites such as Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube.

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Dress Code & Personal Appearance Policy
Includes examples and dress policies for standard, casual and dress attire

Jesuit High School believes that student appearance has an impact on attitude and behavior. It is the responsibility of parents to see that their student is properly dressed and groomed for school. Students are expected to adhere to the dress code throughout the school day and they are to be properly groomed at school-sponsored events. Violations will result in detention (JUG). Students found to be in flagrant or repeated violation may be denied entrance into class and/or sent home from school.

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Digital Citizenship
Online presence requiring a partnership between students, parents, and school

The process of teaching young men about the importance of their online presence requires a strong partnership between students, parents, and Jesuit High School. As a representative of Jesuit High School, all students must be diligent in maintaining a positive online identity. We would like to take a moment to share some resources with you that have been shared with your son to help you in guiding him to maintain a positive online identity.  

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7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue
Framework for respectful conversations for our community

Taken from the updated Faculty Handbook (Appendix E-7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue)

To guide our conversations, all members of our community will commit to following the 7 Principles of Constructive Dialogue. These Principles will provide the framework for respectful conversations so we may all learn and grow from each other’s insights and perspectives.

  1. Presume good intentions
    If someone says something you disagree with or which you don’t understand, assume that the person has good intent. Ask questions and seek first to clarify, not to disregard the comment. St. Ignatius of Loyola reminds us that we should be “more ready to put a good interpretation on another’s statement than to condemn it as false.”
  2. Use “I” statements
    Your experience is true for you, but it may not be universal. Speak about your experiences and things that are true for you. Use statements that begin with “I think that…,” “I feel….,” or “It seems to me….” Avoid statements that begin with “You know how you…..,” “We all believe….,” or “Everyone knows…..” 
  3. Understand that the speaker’s experience is valid for him/her
    Although an individual’s experience may be different than yours, that doesn’t make it any less