Welcome, Prospective Students and Families

Sacred Heart-Griffin is a Catholic, Dominican college preparatory high school that welcomes a diverse student population to pursue academic excellence within the Dominican values of study, prayer, service and community. The Dominican motto is Truth, which is pursued and supported by prayer, study, community and service. Our program of academic excellence is the venue for faculty and students’ pursuit of Truth.

Your path starts HERE! SHG offers every student a personal path to college and career success.

Schedule a Shadow Day to spend a school day as an SHG student, register for a private tour, apply to our Student Investment Program or request more information. See below for links and details.

For more information, please contact Sarah Tapscott, Director of Advancement.
Email: tapscott@shg.org
Phone: 217.787.1595 ext. 123



Admissions Events and Timeline



Preview Night introduces prospective students in 6th-8th grades and their families to our campus and the faculty and students of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. Tour the school, speak with students, teachers and administrators and learn about all that SHG has to offer including our academic, extracurricular and sports programs.



Eighth-grade students seeking admissions into SHG must take the placement test, which helps determine students' placement into the freshmen-level class options.  The test typically takes place on a Saturday in early January at our east campus.



At this meeting, students are given the results of their placement test.  They will also have the opportunity to meet with our guidance department individually to review test scores and freshman class placement.  Families will receive an application packet to be completed for admission to SHG.


Students/Families who register by this deadline (set each year for the last week in February) will be entered into a drawing for a $2,000 tuition waiver.  One per class will be awarded.



Families applying for Student Investment Funds through the FACTS Grant and Aid application should submit their application by MARCH 17th.  If the March 17th deadline has passed, please contact Becky Jones at jones@shg.org for further assistance.  


All families are STRONGLY encouraged to complete their registration or re-enrollment by the March 17th deadline.  Classes are filled on a first come first served basis.  Students whose registration or re-enrollment is turned in after this date may not get into their first choice classes.


Admission applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until enrollment is full.

Transfer Students 

Sacred Heart-Griffin High School accepts a limited number of transfer students each year. In order to apply for transfer admission, a student must be in good standing at his/her current school with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Before a transfer student may begin the application process, the student and parent must interview with the SHG principal. Students must provide the most recent transcript and report card when meeting with the principal. If accepted, the student will meet with a member of the guidance staff to proceed with the registration process.

Please contact Kara Rapacz at rapacz@shg.org or 217-787-1595 to arrange an appointment time.

Shadow Days and Tours

Click here to schedule a Shadow Day or Tour. For questions, contact Sarah Tapscott at tapscott@shg.org or 217.787.1595 ext. 123