Admissions

Welcome!

Welcome and thank you for considering Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School for your child’s education. We are excited to welcome you to the Hurricane family.  Our Admissions process is designed to acquaint students and parents with our school’s mission, philosophy, technology, and expectations.  In turn, we hope to learn more about you and how we may be able to best serve your academic interests, talents, hobbies, and aspirations.

Applications for the class of 2027 opened on Monday, August 29, 2022.

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If you are interested in the Freshman, Junior, or Senior class for second semester of 2022 – 2023, please Click Here to fill out the BMCHS Application. Most of our Sophomore classes for 2022 – 2023 are at capacity. If you are interested in the second semester for the Sophomore class for 2022 -2023, please complete the Wait List Application below.

For additional information, contact admissions@bmchs.com.

BMCHS Online Application

Bishop McLaughlin offers a distinctive educational environment, with a balance of wireless technology and traditional Catholic-based education. Our admissions department seeks bright students of good character, who are eager to immerse themselves in all aspects of high school life. Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School provides an environment where each student’s uniqueness is valued. We have a thriving International student population and offer the only secondary education program in the Diocese of St. Petersburg for students with special needs. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and answering any questions you might have.

Virtual Tour

In lieu of an on campus tour, we do have a virtual tour that will give you a nice glimpse of life at Bishop. With our one-to-one technology program teachers and students were able to seamlessly continue learning during the Safer-at-Home quarantine period. Prospective families are also welcome to come visit our campus at any time and tour our grounds, walk on “The Beach” or fields. We’re on almost 100 acres in beautiful central Pasco.

We are also able to offer virtual shadow day, if a prospective student would like, they are welcome to join a few of the live online classes offered by our teachers. Please let us know so we can arrange with instructors to get the meeting ID and password.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us by calling 727-857-2600 or filling out the contact form on this page. We’re happy to help.

PLACEMENT TESTS

Test Registration

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is an admission test given to eighth graders who are seeking entrance into Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. The BMCHS Admissions Review Board makes decisions, places applicants, and determines scholarship awards based on the exam results.

Students who apply to BMCHS by October 31, 2022, are automatically signed up for the first High School Placement Test (HSPT) — which will be held at BMCHS on November 5, 2022 — and will receive the test for free! If application is made after October 31, 2022, the fee for the HSPT is $50 by debit or credit on the day of the test.

In addition, this is the only test that qualifies for the Bishop McLaughlin Test Topper Scholarship — a $1,000 annual scholarship toward tuition at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, awarded to the top score on this date.

Student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing throughout all four years at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School. Applicants for the Test Topper Scholarship MUST take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, on the FIRST DATE the TEST is OFFERED in November of each year, in order to be eligible.

The make up date for the High School Placement Test is January 28, 2022. Cost of this test is $50 by debit or credit on the day of the test.

High School Placement Test (For incoming 9th graders only). The High School Placement Test is mandatory for incoming 9th graders acceptance. The next High School Placement Test will be given on November 5, 2022 and January 28, 2023.

For extended time, please send IEP, 504, or SSP to admissions@bmchs.com. Supporting documents provided on testing day will not guarantee accommodations.

Where: Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, 13651 Hays Rd. Spring Hill, FL 34610
  Check In: 8:30 a.m.
  Test Begins: 9 a.m. (Once testing begins at 9 a.m., we cannot open the doors to admit late testers)
  Test Ends: Students have until 12:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. extended time) to finish.
  Optional to Bring: Two #2 Pencils, a drink with a no-drip spout, a small snack, and a book

Students must be signed in and out by a parent or responsible adult.

During the test phones must be turned off and placed in the phone caddy inside each classroom. Proctors will offer breaks between sections.

Tips for helping your child feel more comfortable on the day:
• Make sure your child gets a restful night’s sleep.
• Make sure your child has a healthy breakfast in the morning.

Payments will be accepted at check-in (credit or debit card only). Please note the fee MUST be paid prior to taking the test. The $75 HSPT fee is waived for completed Student Application before test date.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact admissions@bmchs.com.

We’ll see you soon!

Admissions Office

The Course Placement Test is required for students requesting a higher-lever Math and/or Spanish class. These tests are only offered once. If a student cannot make the test date, their placement will be determined by the Director of Guidance. Once the date is determined, registration will open.

ADMISSIONS CYCLE/TIMELINE

Important Dates

Applications for the class of 2027 opened on Monday, August 29, 2022.

Students who apply by October 31, 2022, will be included in our First Consideration of Admissions.

These students will have a decision regarding acceptance by December 16, 2022, and will receive the first HSPT for free!

In order to secure your spot and avoid being placed on a wait list, we recommend submitting your application in time for our First Consideration of Admissions.

Applications must be submitted no later than October 31, 2022, to be included in our First Consideration for Admissions. In addition to submitting the application, teacher/principal recommendation forms, records from schools, HSPT scores, standardized tests scores, and all other supporting documentation must be submitted no later than December 5, 2022, in order to be included in our First Consideration for Admissions for the 2023-2024 school year.

BONUS #1! Students who apply to BMCHS by October 31, 2022, are automatically signed up for the first High School Placement Test (HSPT) — which will be held at BMCHS on November 5, 2022 — and will receive the test for free!

BONUS #2! This is the only test that qualifies for the Bishop McLaughlin Test Topper Scholarship — a $1,000 annual scholarship toward tuition at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, awarded to the top score on this date. Student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and remain in good disciplinary standing throughout all four years at Bishop McLaughlin. Applicants for the Test Topper Scholarship MUST take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School, on the FIRST DATE the TEST is OFFERED in November of each year, in order to be eligible.

Attend Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School’s Admissions Information Session, 6:00 to 8:00 PM!

Last day to submit applications for First Consideration of Admissions!

High School Placement Test (HSPT) at BMCHS. The HSPT is needed to begin the admissions decision-making process and is used for placement purposes.

This is the last day BMCHS will accept principal and teacher recommendation forms, records from schools, HSPT scores, standardized tests scores, and all other supporting documentation required for applicants to be included in our First Consideration for Admissions for the 2023 — 2024 school year.

Decision letters will be emailed to students who met the application and documentation deadlines for our First Consideration for Admissions.

Students accepted during the First Consideration for Admissions must submit the online enrollment packet by this date in order to secure their seat for the 2023 — 2024 school year.

Beginning November 1, 2022, all families can submit applications for the 2023 — 2024 school year. These applications will be considered on a rolling basis and may be placed on a wait list due to limited space in the cohort.

TUITION & FINANCIAL AID

Tuition & Financial Aid Information

Review the tabs below for information on tuition, FACTS financial payment system, financial aid, scholarships, and payment options. Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School Admissions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, financial status, national, or ethnic origin.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Opportunities

Review the tabs below for information on tuition, FACTS financial payment system, financial aid, scholarships, and payment options. Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School Admissions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, financial status, national, or ethnic origin.

BMCHS Application Waitlist

Please fill out the following form. For additional help, contact us at 727-857-2600.

High School Placement Test Registration

Please fill out the following form. For additional help, contact us at 727-857-2600.