Originally Posted by justcompete
WK. If the boy in question is a member of Delaware St. Mary's, they are a feeder school to Watterson. Using Watterson is a horrible example for this. They rarely send football players to D-I colleges even though they are successful. Over 90% of the students that attend BW are from feeder schools. If this student IS from an outside Parish, he must get permission from the school he should attend first, then apply to BW. It's not as easy as you make it sound.
Just to expand on the admission policy at Columbus Catholic Schools here is from the DeSales handbook. I am sure the other schools are the same just different feeder schools
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE / FEEDER SCHOOL AREAS
In accordance with the Diocese of Columbus school policy # 5117.0:
The location of the residence of the student's legal guardian is used to determine the assigned high school.
Waivers will be granted only for the following reasons: 1. if siblings have attended the requested school, 2. if either parent
attended the requested school, 3. if the assigned school feels it would be in the best interest of the student to attend the requested
school, 4. if the requested school has an academic program that is not available in the assigned school, or 5. if transportation
is not available to the assigned school. Waivers will not be granted for reasons related to participation in athletics. A
request waiver must be made by the parent(s)/guardian(s) on the form provided by the Diocesan Department of Education.
The parent(s)/guardians(s) must obtain the signatures at the assigned and requested schools. When completed the form is to
be sent to the Superintendent of School. Waivers may be granted solely at the discretion of the Superintendent. St. Francis
DeSales High School Area - Geographic Listing: St. Anthony, St. Augustine and Gabriel, St. Elizabeth, St. James the Less, St.
Matthias, St. Paul (Westerville), St. John Neumann (Sunbury), Church of the Resurrection (New Albany), St. Matthew, St.