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Admissions FAQ

We understand that the admissions process and journey to starting a new school, can be overwhelming for new families. Staff and faculty want to ensure the transition to BFC is smooth and seamless as possible for you and your child. List below are a list of frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions that are not referenced below, please feel free to contact our Admissions Director.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Admissions FAQ Answers 

 

When does the application process begin?

Application materials are accepted beginning October 1 for the following academic year. You can read more about the application process online.


Do you have to be Catholic in order to attend BFC?

No. While the majority of our students are Catholic, it is not a requirement. In fact, 16% of our student body are from different faith denominations.


How do I enroll my child at BFC?

Before enrolling your child at Bishop Foley Catholic, an application needs to be submitted and officially accepted into the school. More details about the application process are available online.


How do I receive financial aid, scholarships, or tuition discounts?

BFC offers many ways to help families afford a Catholic education. Some include need-based financial grants, merit-based scholarships, and tuition discounts for families with multiple children, parents that are alumni, etc. Learn more by visiting the Affording BFC web page.


Do you have athletic scholarships?

No. Due to MHSAA regulations, private high schools are not allowed to grant any level of athletic scholarships.


Are you a pay-to-play school?

No. While some sports do require equipment or uniform fees, we do not require a school-wide athletic participation fee.


Do you provide transportation?

We do not provide a busing system. However, Foley has families from over 50 zip codes and there is an extensive parent/student carpool network. For more details, visit the Bus Transportation web page.


How do you keep your campus secure?

Here at BFC, we value student safety and building security. During school hours, all outside doors are locked and visitors must be buzzed in by the Main Office or Welcome Desk. Recently the campus security cameras were upgraded to include the highest picture quality and latest software. BFC also performs regular fire, tornado, and lock down drills.
 
To ensure all safety procedures are current, Foley partners with the Madison Heights Police Department. For complete details about school safety plans, visit the Emergency Preparedness web page.


What is the standard school day schedule?

The schedule includes seven classes every weekday. Class sessions are 50 minutes long. The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m.


Are services available for students who need accommodations?

Yes. We provide a variety of accommodation services. Our counseling department works with each student to create an individual accommodation plan. Foley also partners with Lamphere High School to utilize their special service staff and IEP program. More details can be found by visiting the Counseling web page or office.


Do you have Dual Enrollment classes?

Yes. We offer two dual enrollment classes through the University of Detroit Mercy. Students also have the option to work with the counseling department to add their own dual enrollment courses through other universities.


Does BFC offer summer school?

No. Make-up credits over the summer are not offered. However, a variety of athletic and extracurricular summer camps are available.


What are the technology requirements?

Once students enroll at BFC, they are provided with a Chromebook. The Chromebook is included in the book fee and there is no extra cost. They are officially owned and maintained by BFC, but are given to students to use during the academic year.


Can students use their phones in class?

No. Mobile phones are not permitted during school hours. However, students may use their phones before and/or after school.