Registering for Catholic School

Registering for Catholic School

St. Mark Catholic School, Christ the King Catholic High School, and Charlotte Catholic High School are all a part of Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS), a centralized, regional system of Catholic schools in the Charlotte area that includes nine schools.

All admissions to St. Mark, Christ the King, and Charlotte Catholic are handled through the MACS Admissions Office. New students are admitted after the completion of testing administered by ABC Tutoring and Educational Services. The Director of Admissions for MACS and the school principals review records and testing information to determine acceptance. St. Mark, Christ the King, and Charlotte Catholic do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender or religion. Priority for admission is given to Catholic students whose parents are participating Catholics in their parish.

Applications are made available in December and will be accepted at the beginning of January. The deadline for the Early Admission Period is Jan. 31. For additional admissions information, please contact the MACS Director of Admissions at 704-370-3273.

St. Mark Catholic Church Policy Regarding MACS

We value the Catholic formation and education that your children receive in their Catholic school. It is a privilege to partner with you in passing on and celebrating our Catholic faith with your children. We are blessed to offer a significant financial benefit to those families that are participating in our parish. To receive this financial benefit your family must be a “Participating Catholic” at Saint Mark Catholic Church.  To qualify as a Participating Catholic, the following requirements must be met:

  • Parish Registration: Families must be registered parishioners for at least 3 months prior to submitting a voucher to the parish office. If you have transferred from another parish, you will need to provide a letter from your former parish identifying you as a participating member. If a letter is not provided, there will be a six (6) month waiting period.
  • Mass Participation: The celebration of the Eucharist is not a private devotion but rather a communal gathering much like a family meal. We come together at the same time and in the same place so that we can take part in a common action. The actual partaking of the food is referred to as “communion,” a joining together of the members of the community, not only with God but also with each other. As a member of our church family we must be involved in parish worship by attending weekly Mass on Sat/Sundays and on Holy Days of Obligation. Attendance is measured by using offertory envelopes at Mass. Donations of cash and/or checks can be placed in these envelopes. If you use electronic transfer, we ask that you please drop your weekly envelope in the collection basket so that it can be recorded. While this is not a perfect method, it is the one that we depend on to determine Mass participation.
  • Parish Participation: We are called to live the Gospel within our everyday lives.  Our response to this call is stewardship.  A genuine conversion to stewardship means acknowledging that everything we have comes to us from God as a gift to be cared for responsibly and shared generously with others.  We give gratitude to God by sharing our gifts of time, talent and treasure with one another.  Participation in stewardship efforts is expected as we work to pass on and celebrate the faith with our children.  We expect each family to be involved in at least one aspect of parish ministry or outreach. We ask that you commit to something, whether it be supporting a collection drive, serving at the Liturgy, attending a meal packaging event or participating in the many other opportunities for service that the parish provides or sponsors.  Click here to complete our online participation form.
 
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