Contest: 85% Re-Registration by Close of Catholic Schools Week

January 16, 2018

We have a touch of Super Bowl fever at the Healey Education Foundation. (Maybe it’s our competitive, data-driven nature.) Plus we believe in our partner schools’ ability to meet their goals. So the challenge is on for current Healey partner elementary schools to reach 85% re-registration by the close of Catholic Schools Week.

Will you receive a prize beyond the obvious benefit of closing in on your enrollment goal for 2018-19? Absolutely!

The Contest

Reaching a high re-registration rate by the close of Catholic Schools Week increases your chances of reaching or exceeding your enrollment goal for next school year. It allows you to begin to shift your focus to recruitment efforts earlier in the year, especially for those grades that will require a search for new families.

Here are the contest parameters:

  • The Healey Education Foundation has established a $5,000 pool to be shared among our current partner elementary schools that reach the 85% benchmark. (Six schools met or exceeded 85% last year.)
  • Winners will be determined based on data reported in the February 9, 2018 Healey Education Foundation registration reports.
  • The prize money is intended to be used for a recognition event for the faculty, staff, administration and volunteers who contributed to reaching the goal. Buy them lunch, plan an afternoon tea, meet as a group for a celebratory happy hour. Remember always: Say thank you!
  • Place any remaining money into the Advancement Director’s budget for discretionary use to support student recruitment.

Helpful Links

Early Re-Registration Case Study [PDF] —  Featuring best practices in retention by St. Anne School (Bethlehem, PA)

Ten Steps to a Memorable, Measurable Catholic Schools Week

#CSW17 Energizes Enrollment

NCEA Catholic Schools Week Webpage