Application Process

Becoming a Roger Bacon Spartan

We're excited you want to be a part of the Bacon Family! Check out the steps below on how to become a Spartan!

Step 1: Register for your SpartanLink Account.

SpartanLink is our parent and student designed portal that will follow you all four years at Roger Bacon.  Your SpartanLink account allows you to:

  • Review Available Shadow Dates
  • Complete applications
  • Communicate with the Admissions Office
  • Review the status of applications
  • View upcoming admission and school related events
  • Register to Be a Spartan!

Once you complete the SpartanLink Registration Form you will be emailed a username and instructions on how to login within one business day.

Create SpartanLink Account

Step 2:  The High School Placement Test

All students interested in attending Roger Bacon High School are required to take the High School Placement Test (HSPT). This test will be offered by all of the parochial high schools in Cincinnati on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM.  We encourage students to take the test at Roger Bacon.  However, if you choose to take the test at another high school, we require your test results to be sent to Roger Bacon to qualify for any of the $300,000 in scholarships we offer.

Step 3: Application for Admission

Once you create your SpartanLink account, you can choose between the General Admission or the Freshman Honors Program Application. In order to complete the application, a Release of Records Form and two teacher recommendations must be submitted. 

Release of Records:

  1. Catholic elementary school applicants should use the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Release of Records Authorization.  This form will be given at your son our daughter's school and is due to them on November 1. 
  2. Non-Catholic elementary school applicants should use the Roger Bacon Release of Records Form.  This is available for download in your SpartanLink account.

Teacher Recommendation Forms:

  1. All applicants should download the Math Teacher Recommendation Form and the English/Social Studies Teacher Recommendation Form from your SpartanLink account and give to your selected teacher by Monday, November 25.  Recommendations are due to Roger Bacon High School by Friday, December 6. 

The Admissions Committee carefully reviews each applicant in choosing the best candidates for our school. Applications are due on, Monday, November 25.

In addition, each student will be given a prompt to upload a personal statement. This year’s prompt for ninth grade admissions is:


One of our 16 Franciscan values is "Compassion." Please respond in 300 - 400 words how you embody compassion in your life.


Step 4: Notifications and Registration

Notifications of acceptance, scholarships and financial aid will be emailed on January 15. Priority registration begins on January 31, 2020 and is due February 3, 2020. Registration is $300.00 for the 2020 - 2021 school year. If you would like,please visit the Business Office section to use the Financial Calculator, which will help you determine your costs.