Requirements For OLGC Church School Enrollment
- The home school teacher must be a registered member of a parish.
- All teaching must be according to the teaching of the Supreme Pontiff and Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church. The main texts for catechesis must be in agreement with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and an approved version of the Bible.
- All state requirements for home schools must be met.
- Membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association is strongly recommended. Our Lady of Good Counsel, LLC allows you to home school legally, but we cannot provide legal counsel. Alabama law requires either a certified teacher as a private tutor or enrollment in a Church School.
- All home schooling families are required to sign a statement releasing the Church from any legal responsibility in the education of their children. Parents bear the sole responsibility for education of their children.
- Attendance at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, LLC Faculty Meetings (4 per year) is required.
- A plan book or daily journal must be kept by the home school teacher for each child.
- A signed copy of the Church School Enrollment form must be sent to the local superintendent of education.
- A student must earn 24 credits to graduate from Our Lady of Good Counsel School, LLC.
Religion - 4 credits History - 3 credits Literature - 4 credits Science - 2 credits Math - 2 credits Electives - 9 credits
- School colors are blue and white.
Required Documents To Be Filed With OLGCS Administration
- A registration form for Our Lady of Good Counsel School, LLC must be completed and accepted, and an annual registration form completed. An initial interview is also required before acceptance for enrollment in the Church School.
- A copy of the student's birth or baptismal certificate must accompany the registration form.
- An attendance record for each child must be submitted annually. Minimum attendance is 165 days per school year.
- Progress reports for each child must be submitted quarterly. Each school year is divided into four nine-week periods.
- A curriculum list for each student must be submitted annually.
- A final grade report for each student must be submitted annually.
- For grades 4 - 12 annual achievement test results must be submitted each year.