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Application Process

Important Admissions Dates:

Shadow Dates:
Available for scheduling now, you can find dates HERE.
High School Placement Test: Register by November 23, 2024. Find registration information HERE.
Class of 2029 Application Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2024.
Financial Aid Application Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2024. You can find our FACTS application HERE.
Class of 2028 Decisions: Letters will be recieved January 17, 2025. Emails with decisions will be also be sent at 5:00 PM.
Celebration of Success: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2025. Students who are receiving one of our many academic or endowed scholarships are invited to this event to celebrate their accomplishments. Attendance at this event is not a commitment to attend Roger Bacon.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 31st, 2025, 3:00 PM. Students must return all registration documents and their $300 registration fee by this deadline to ensure their spot in the Class of 2029.

The admissions team looks closely at each application, including student essays and teacher recommendations, as well as transcripts and High School Placement Test scores. Roger Bacon looks for students that are prepared to work hard to achieve academic success in our rigorous curriculum, as well as contribute to the unique, family-like culture of our school, while also developing spiritually and socially.

Find the steps to submit your application below.

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:

  • Complete admission applications
  • Review Available Shadow Dates and Schedule a Shadow Day
  • Communicate with the Admissions Office
  • Review the status of applications
  • View upcoming admission and school related events

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

Create a SpartanLink Account

2 The High School Placement Test

All 8th-Grade students who plan to apply to Roger Bacon must take the High School Placement Test. This year's test is Saturday, November 23rd, 2024. The HSPT is given at all area Catholic High Schools, and scores may be initially be shared with up to 3 schools, though additional schools may be requested. A centralized registration portal will be available later this summer.

You may register online by clicking HERE

3 Application for Admission - 8th Grade Applicants

Once you create your SpartanLink account, 8th grade applicants may 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 1st.
  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 enter the email addresses of two teachers (7th/8th grade math and 7th/8th grade language arts or social studies) in the Recommendation link on SpartanLink. Digital recommendation forms will be sent to the teachers you choose.

The Admissions Committee carefully reviews each applicant in choosing the best candidates for our school. Applications for the Class of 2029 are due on Monday, November 25, 2024.

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

As a Franciscan school, Roger Bacon High School’s motto is “In Holiness and Learning” because we are committed to developing the soul, mind, and heart of all students. In what ways do you hope to grow as a person in your faith and academics during high school? How will you use your gifts to make Roger Bacon a better place?

A copy of our paper application translated to Spanish can be found HERE.

4 Application for Admissions - Transfer Students

Once you create your SpartanLink account, you will be able to log-in to SpartanLink and access your Transfer checklist. This includes the transfer application for admission, as well as a place to upload current academic records.

Due to Roger Bacon's enrollment cap, space for transfer students is extremely limited. Admission of transfer students is dependent on the availability of space in the respective class

While a student is welcome to complete a transfer application at any time throughout the school year, transfer applications are generally only considered during the spring, for admission in the fall of the following school year. On rare occasions, Roger Bacon may grant admission to a student during semester break of the current school year, based on the basis of a student's specific circumstance, as well as and academic record and recommendations.

Transfer students are subject to an interview with the admissions team,

5 Complete a FACTS Application

Roger Bacon High School believes the cost of a parochial education should not be a deterrent for your family. We recommend all families, especially those requesting financial aid, complete a FACTS application as part of the application to Roger Bacon.

While not the only tool Roger Bacon uses to determine financial need, FACTS provides independent analysis that ensures we are able to do our best to meet expected need, and make access to a Roger Bacon education possible.

You can find the FACTS application HERE.

6 Notifications and Registration - 8th Grade Applicants

Notifications of acceptance, scholarships and financial aid for the Class of 2029 will be emailed on January 17th, 2024, and packets will be received on the same date. Registrations are due January 31, 2025 by 3:00 PM. Our registration fee will be $300 for the 2025-2026 school year. If you would like, please visit the Business Office section to use the Financial Calculator, which will help you determine your costs.