Preview to the Blue Fun Night
We proudly roll out the BLUE carpet to help you experience what CovCath is all about.
- All Dates & Events
- Future Colonels
- Shadow Visits
- Meet the Parents Night 9/20/2022
- Open House 10/30/2022
- Placement Test (HSPT)
- HSPT Results Meeting
- Preview to the Blue
- New to the Blue
2022 -2023 Admissions Events
We are back in school for the 2022-23 year with 472 Colonels from over 50 different grade schools and 30 zip codes.
Truly, to understand the culture of high expectations, support, and spiritual commitment of CovCath, seeing is believing. Some of the ways to do that include student shadow visits, parent information forums, “Future Colonel” fun events, the annual Open House with student tour guides, and more. Key Dates for 2022 include:
9/16 - Football (Future Colonel Club Night)
9/22 - Soccer (Future Colonel Club Night)
9/20 - Meet the Parents Night
Sept-Oct - Shadow Visits
10/30 - Open House
12/10 - HS Placement Test
1/5 - HSPT Results Meeting
1/12 Basketball (Future Colonel Club Night and 8th Grader Preview to the Blue)
1/14 Robotics VEX Tournament (Future Colonel Club Night)
2/1 - (Online) Enrollment Registration Begins
Additional information about CovCath in shared in these ways:
- Students on our mailing list receive mailing(s) designed to help them learn more about CovCath.
- Informational books and brochures which describe the programs and educational experience at Covington Catholic are often shared electronically.
- School news and events are included on our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; see buttons on this page).
More information about our school and steps for admission are available at www.covcath.org/admissions.
Be sure to register for our mailing list by clicking the button below!
See the "Dates & Events" Tab for this year's Future Colonels Schedule!
Be A Colonel Shadow VISIT PROGRAM
The Be A Colonel Student Shadow Program gives current 8th graders a chance to spend a typical day on campus and attend classes with CCH students on an individual basis. Shadow days are scheduled Monday through Friday.
- Times: drop off at 8:00 a.m. and pick up at 2:15 p.m. (time frame is flexible)
- Location: Meet at the front office
- Dress Code: Collared shirt, tucked in; khakis or dark pants; dress or gym shoes; socks and a belt
- Lunch: Free - it's on us!
- Parents: You are welcome to meet with the guidance counselor to get answers to any questions you have before you leave your son for the day.
8th Grade District Grade School Visits
8th grade boys who attend one of the District Parish Schools (Blessed Sacrament, St. Agnes, St. Joseph's Crescent Springs, St. Pius X, and Prince of Peace) will visit CovCath on dates in September-early October (scheduled with the grade school). They ride Big Blue (our team bus) from their school to CCH and spend the day with their classmates while they sit in on CCH classes, have lunch on us, and tour the whole campus. In addition, you may still schedule an individual shadow day or attend a Group Shadow Day with another group.
Group Shadow Day - October 10, 2022
We invite all 8th grade boys (from a non-feeder school) that would like to experience a day at CovCath in a group visit to attend our Group Shadow Day. Students will spend a day as outlined above and should adhere to the dress code for their visit. Please contact Admissions Director Mr. Tony Barczak at 859-448-2257.
Individual Tours and Meetings
If you are not able to attend any of our scheduled prospective student events, we are happy to meet with you individually and we are always available for you to explore our school community.
MEET THE PARENTS NIGHT 9/20/2022
Parents of junior high boys are invited to attend an informational session at Covington Catholic High School to meet current CCH parents and ask questions about their experiences. Parents of junior high students can register online through the link below. Walk-ins welcome.
Please pre-register by clicking HERE
The 2022 High School Placement Test
Saturday, Dec. 10th from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon (Students should arrive by 8:45 am).
All students that will be entering as a freshman in the fall are required to take the High School Placement Test. 8th grade boys who are on the CCH admissions mailing list will receive information in mid- November regarding the Diocesan-wide test to be taken on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Online registration (including a $20.00 test fee plus $.50 online registration convenience fee) will be available by mid-November and close on Wednesday, December 7th. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged; however walk-ins will be accepted and should report at 8:30 a.m. (cash or check only)
Students should report no later than 8:45 to sign in and proceed to their testing rooms. The test will end at 12 noon.
No specific preparation for the HSPT is necessary as the primary purpose of the test is to aid course placement. CovCath will provide all the materials each student will need, including pencils, scrap paper, and test materials. Calculators are not permitted.
If a student takes the test at another high school but wishes to have a copy of the scores sent to CCH, he must indicate so when completing the test form.
ANY MALE 8TH GRADER, REGARDLESS OF WHICH GRADE SCHOOL HE CURRENTLY ATTENDS, MAY TAKE THE HSPT AT COVINGTON CATHOLIC. (Note: To be eligible for merit scholarships, he must take the HSPT at Covington Catholic on 12/10/22).
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 (6:00 pm - approx. 9:00 pm)
8th grade boys are invited to join their future classmates for a fun night with the Colonel Crazies. Arrive by 6:00 pm for pizza in the cafeteria where you'll also learn some cheers before heading to the game and sitting with the Crazies. Cost is $10 per student which includes pizza, a drink, admission to the game, and a Class of 2027 t-shirt.
Register online (reserve your shirt size by completing the form below; t-shirt sizes are guaranteed if ordered by 12/22/22, but we order plenty so will do our best to accommodate your requested size if you order after that). If you do not pre-register, you can still attend. Just have a parent come with you the night of the event to the registration table to complete the permission slip and pay $10 (shirts will be available in various sizes, while they last). To attend, we must have a signed permission slip from a parent. Contact Tony Barczak with questions at (859) 448-2257.
new to the blue
Covington Catholic's "New to the Blue" is a program for non-district freshmen and transfer students (now over 40% of CCH enrollment) held in the late summer before the school year begins. It is designed to help these students meet each other and some other current students so those first few days are comfortable for students coming in from outside our typical feeder schools.
Once the new school year starts, it doesn't matter what grade school you came from.... everyone becomes a Covington Catholic Colonel!
Take the opportunity to join clubs, participate in sports, sit with someone different every day at lunch and get to know all of your classmates. Some of your best memories of high school will be with guys you have yet to meet!
If your son is from an out of district school, this event is for you! One of the best ways to help your son feel comfortable and excited about Covington Catholic High School is participating in our New to the Blue event. Spending two hours at CCH, during one of the two scheduled times listed below, will ensure that your son makes some new friends and is familiar with the school and staff.
The event will take place at Covington Catholic High School.