Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Bishop Machebeuf High School! BMHS has an open but selective admissions policy. Students of any race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and nationality are admissible and accorded all rights, privileges, programs, and activities through recruitment efforts, admission policies, scholarships, athletics, and other school-administered programs. Machebeuf seeks students who are willing to undertake a serious college preparatory curriculum and adhere to a code of conduct set forth by the administration. We hope you continue to explore our academic community of faith!
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Freshman Admissions Process

At this time, we are accepting late applications on a first-come, first-served basis.


Transfer Admissions Process

Deadline for Fall 2017: June 30, 2017


Machebeuf offers a college preparatory program where academic achievement and preparedness are a high priority of our students, faculty, and parents. In an effort to maintain this priority, students are expected to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA at all times. Transfer students will be held to and expected to comply with these academic standards. Students who fail to achieve this standard risk the opportunity to register at Machebeuf for the following school year.

Machebeuf considers transfer applications for students in their Freshman or Sophomore year of high school. Transfer applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Transfer applicants with any failing grades on their transcript must recover grades reflected in an updated transcript prior to being considered for admission. Transfer students are generally not considered for admission after the start of their Junior year. Machebeuf will consider applications from Juniors and Seniors who are transferring from another Catholic high school or as part of a family relocation. Families of Junior and Senior transfer applicants should contact the Director of Admissions to discuss possible enrollment. Please see your Ravenna account for all the steps to applying.



International Students Process  Deadline for the 2017-2018 School Year: May 26, 2017 
 Machebeuf is on the list of approved schools for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).International student applicants must submit their applications to Machebeuf by the deadline. Applications WILL NOT be accepted after the deadline.

Bishop Machebeuf High School is proud to partner with International Education Opportunities (IEO ). IEO is dedicated to helping international students and their families go through the entire admissions and enrollment cycle. Please contact IEO at with questions about their organization and how their services can benefit international students.

Machebeuf is proud of its core value of Ethnic & Cultural Variety and acknowledges that international students enrich our community. However, all international students are expected to complete the same academic curriculum and abide by the same policies as domestic students. At Machebeuf, the international student’s goal is to graduate with a high school diploma and complete the course requirements designated for earning the diploma. Students will not be admitted for a semester, one year program, or immersion year/cultural experience.
Bishop Machebeuf High School does not offer an English Language Learner (ELL) program. International applicants should have high English speaking, writing, and reading ability to successfully complete their coursework in a mainstream classroom. As part of the admissions process, international applicants MUST complete the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and demonstrate a high level of English proficiency in reading comprehension, verbal skills, and writing skills.

Machebeuf does have an International Student Seminar (ISS ) for international students to access individual advisement, support, and guidance during their time at Machebeuf. ISS would be a class built within the student's schedule and they would have a specified advisor to work with on a regular basis.
Machebeuf encourages international students to work with an exchange program or international student placement coordinator throughout the application process. The program or coordinator is to act as a liaison between the student and the school. Machebeuf does not arrange host families for international students, and therefore working with one of these organizations will help in the process.

About the I-20 and F-1 Student Visa Process 
The Archdiocese of Denver Office of Catholic Schools generates an I-20 through SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) on behalf of Bishop Machebeuf High School for all ADMITTED international students. I-20s WILL NOT BE ISSUED until a student has been admitted to Machebeuf and when the family has paid the International Student & Registration Fee.
Families and/or exchange programs/international student placement coordinators MUST complete Machebeuf paperwork for the I-20 before Machebeuf will submit a request to the Archdiocese of Denver. Once a student has received an offer of admission from Machebeuf, the Office of Admissions will send the necessary paperwork to be completed to the international student and his/her family. International students CANNOT begin school at Machebeuf until they have been approved for an F-1 Student Visa. The student must furnish copies of his/her F-1 visa to the Office of Admissions.
For more information about becoming a non-immigrant student in the United States, please refer to the following links:
“How to Become a Student or Exchange Visitor” - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
“U.S. Visa and Immigration-Related Information” - U.S. Department of State
“Arriving at a U.S. Port of Entry … What a Student Can Expect” - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Fact Sheet wcm-survey-target-id


Part-Time Student Admissions Process                                                                 Please contact the Admissions Office at if you are interested in applying as a Part-Time Student!

 As a Catholic Academic Community of Faith, BMHS will be expanding our community to allow for “Part-Time Students” at Bishop Machebeuf High School. This will allow students who are participating in other academic programs (public, private, or homeschool) to enroll in classes at our school and as such also participate in the various programs and ministries that Bishop Machebeuf High School has to offer. Not only does this policy address part-time students at BMHS, but it also addresses allowing for students from public schools to participate in our athletic program under CHSAA guidelines as they have done in the past.

Policy on Part-Time Students and Borrowed Students

Part-Time Student: A part-time student is a 9th through 12th grade student who is concurrently enrolled at BMHS and another accredited educational program (including home schooled students). Such a student is registered for at least one class at BMHS but less than 7 classes in a given semester.

Borrowed Athlete: A “borrowed athlete” is a student who is officially enrolled in another school, yet plays a sport for BMHS due to the lack of an athletic program at the home school. Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSSA) guidelines outline the parameters for a student to participate in this capacity.

Part-Time Student Enrollment Policy

To be enrolled as a part-time student, a child must go through the admissions process. On their application the child must designate that they are interested in being a part-time student.

Students who want to change from part-time to full-time or full-time to part-time, may do so by completing a “Change in Status Request” to the principal. The principal will make the final determination as to whether this change can occur based upon student enrollment and available spaces.

Part-time students must enroll in at least one class for the school year. Room must exist within an existing class. In the case of student-athletes, the school will make every effort to enroll the child in a 7th hour class so that the student can go right from class to athletic practice.

As a result of the student’s enrollment as a part-time student and assuming they pay the appropriate related fees, the student will be allowed access to all programs and services offered by BMHS.

Part-time students will be responsible for the following fees:

  • Registration Fee $500
  • Tuition $840 per student/ per class/ per semester
  • Athletic Fee $150 per sport
  • Additional fees may apply for involvement in a particular activity (Fee schedule to be developed for part-time students)

Part-time students are encouraged yet not required to participate in the various spiritual formation activities (school mass, adoration, bible studies, etc.) within the school.

Part-time students are NOT eligible to earn a diploma from BMHS. This is reserved for qualifying students who are full-time during their senior year.

Students who participate in athletic activities must adhere to all Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) eligibility requirements.

The number of part-time spaces within the school may be limited based upon space available due to full-time enrollment.

To continue enrollment at BMHS, the student must maintain and adhere to all the attendance, behavior, and academic performance levels required of all students. Part-time students must wear a uniform when in class.

Parents are expected to volunteer within the school. While the expectation for full-time students is 10 hours of service, the part-time student’s family would be expected to provide 2 hours of service per enrolled class.

Part-time students are expected to follow the school schedule and attend class as per the schedule of the school.

Borrowed Student Enrollment Policy

Borrowed students will be allowed to enroll as per Colorado High School Activities Association(CHSAA) guidelines.

Borrowed students will need to pay the following fees:

  • Athletic Fee $300 per sport
  • Registration Fee $500

The school may limit participation based upon available space within a team. Priority will be given to full-time and part-time students.


The Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver, under the jurisdiction of Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and at the direction of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, attest that all their Catholic schools admit students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all programs, rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the schools. Furthermore, Archdiocesan schools admit handicapped students in accord with Archdiocesan Policy No. 2000 concerning student admission. These schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, handicap, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic or other school administered programs.