Admissions Overview

Dear Prospective Families,

Thank you for your interest in John Paul II Catholic High School. JPII ​is a faith-based, college preparatory high school that embraces the mission of Jesus Christ: to form men and women of faith, knowledge, and service in church and community. Within the tradition of our Catholic faith, we build character through the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and instill a commitment to lifelong learning.

JPII is not solely content with academic rigor. We provide a multitude of academic, athletic, civic, social, and spiritual opportunities for students to become involved in their community. We encourage our students to engage in each aspect of student life to become a well-rounded young scholar—the highest form of preparation for college and beyond.

Students, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff often use one word to describe JPII: family. It is my pleasure to help prospective families experience this firsthand through campus tours and/or shadow days. For more information about our school, please contact me at 252-481-5317 or I look forward to helping you begin this journey!

​​Doug Smith
Director of Admissions & Marketing


2019-2020 Admissions Timeline

November 15  Application fee increases from $25 to $50

January 31  Priority Application Deadline for 2020-2021 Enrollment*
All application materials [application, recommendations, previous year final report card and current year 1st semester report card, and admissions test] must be received by the 31st.

January 31  Deadline for FACTS Grant & Aid application to be considered for tuition assistance

February 1  NC Opportunity Scholarship priority application period begins (tentative)

February 28  Decision Letters Mailed to Priority Applicants

March 1  Application fee increases from $50 to $75

March 1  NC Opportunity Scholarship priority application period ends (tentative)

*Applications submitted after January 31 will be reviewed at a later date.

Admissions Process

The following are to be completed once a student has been accepted:

  • enrollment form
  • ​pay enrollment (registration and materials) fees
  • provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate and immunization record
  • Medical Release Form
  • FACTS application for financial aid (if applicable)
  • NC Opportunity Scholarship application (if applicable)
  • setup FACTS Tuition Management (if necessary)