Frequently Asked Questions
When will Mount Carmel be integrated into Vermilion Catholic?
Integration efforts will begin immediately, and the school will operate as one Pre-K through 12th grade school, effective at the beginning of the August 2021-2022 school year.
Will there be a name change?
The Pre-K through 12th grade school will be named “Vermilion Catholic, a legacy of Mount Carmel”.
Will Administration stay the same?
Fr. Louis J. Richard will remain as Chancellor, and Mr. Mike Guilbeaux, current Principal of Vermilion Catholic High School, will serve as Principal of the Pre-K through 12th grade school. Additional leadership will be appointed to manage the lower and upper grade levels.
Will registration for next year take place as usual?
Students registering for the 2021-2022 school year will be registering for admittance into Vermilion Catholic’s Pre-K through 12th grade school through Vermilion Catholic’s website, beginning January 31, 2021. More information regarding registration will be disseminated ASAP.
Where can I find registration information online?
Vermilion Catholic will be utilizing the FACTS Online Registration Platform for all grade levels. You can visit the VC registration landing page at vceagles.com.
Will Vermilion Catholic have an after-care program?
Yes, it is Vermilion Catholic’s intention to offer an after-care program - in fact we are excited to look at ways to enhance the program by offering after-school enrichment opportunities that can be incorporated allowing for further education and growth of our students.
Will uniforms change?
For the 2021-2022 school year, either the current Mount Carmel, or Vermilion Catholic uniform will be allowed for grades Pre-K through 8th. Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, grades Pre-K through 12th will be required to wear the new Vermilion Catholic uniform. A more detailed uniform policy will be released at a later date.
What new classes will be offered to lower grades as a result of the integration?
Integrating Mount Carmel into Vermilion Catholic will open up a number of opportunities for advanced learning and new electives. Examples may include Foreign Languages, Arts and core subjects like English and Math. Further opportunities could include tracks for college preparation and/or trade programs that begin at the junior high level in order to allow flexibility for additional electives during high school.
Will there be new resources and/or accommodations for students as a result of the two schools being integrated?
Yes, we are currently looking at a number of opportunities to enhance the resources that will be available to families of Vermilion Catholic.
How does this acquisition affect athletics? Can 7th and 8th grade students play high school sports?
Certain high school sports will allow for 7th and 8th grade eligibility, and participation will be evaluated on a program by program basis.
Most exciting for our athletic program is the enhanced athletic opportunity that will ensue as a result of having a consistent program that begins at the junior high level.