Welcome New Students & Families

This page will continue to be updated with new information for our new families. Please check back often!

New Incoming Families
Magnus Health Forms

Please note, your Magnus Health MUST be initialized thru PowerSchool.  Once initialized, you will then be able to access it directly or thru PowerSchool. PowerSchool is currently down for maintenance will reopen later in July.

Magnus Health Instructions
Parents of incoming students attending any team workouts MUST initialize and complete their Magnus Health Forms by June 20, 2022.

Magnus Health Forms are due August 1, 2022.

If you have any questions on how to access your PowerSchool Magnus Health Account please contact Kristen Pawlowski, Registrar at kpawlowski@academyoftheholycross.org




9th grade Placement Test Results & Summer Reading Assignments

All incoming 9th grade students should complete the summer reading assignment, due on the first day of class. 

Summer Reading Assignment

There is no Math assignment for students who have placed into Algebra 1, Honors Algebra 1 or Geometry. 

Students that have been placed in Honors Geometry or Honors Algebra 2 will be notified of any summer assignments via email by the Admissions Team no later than June 10, 2022. 

In mid-June, you will receive an email with details on how you manage your student's PowerSchool portal.

In July, your daughter's course schedule will be made available through PowerSchool at which point you will be able to see which course your daughter has placed into. 

If you have any specific questions in regards to your daughter's placement, please contact Principal, John Sullivan at jsullivan@academyoftheholycross.org


We can't wait to welcome you into our community.



Class of 2026 Orientation Days

Freshmen Retreat

Wednesday, August 24 • 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

The Campus Ministry department is excited to welcome the Class of 2026 to Holy Cross with the Freshman Retreat.

Students may come dressed casually. 

Lunch will be provided. Please complete the Freshman Retreat Lunch Order Form.  

Contact Director of Campus Ministry, Linda Ruszkowski with any questions at lruszkowski@academyoftheholycross.org


Freshman Orientation

Thursday, August 25 • 8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday, August 26 • 8:00 am to 2:00 PM (Please note time change)

Lunch will be provided both days.  School uniforms are not required during orientation days. 


Transfer Student Orientation

Friday, August 26 • 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Lunch will be provided.  School uniforms are not required during the orientation.


All School Orientation

Monday, August 29 • 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Students are expected to be in uniform.  Lunch will be provided.


Frequently Asked Questions!

Athletic News

Summer Athletic Newsletter

The Athletics Department will be holding a variety of activities for various teams, including team tryouts, workouts, weight room sessions, and camps. All of these activities provide a great opportunity for newly enrolled students to learn from and work with our coaches.

See tryout information here.

For Athletic questions please contact:

Dena Saunders CAA, MS, LAT, ATC
Athletic Director
dsaunders@academyoftheholycross.org, 301-929-6473

Medical Paperwork for Tryouts 

In order to tryout for a sport, each student must have all documentation submitted via Magnus. The deadline for submission is August 1, 2022. The medical staff at Holy Cross is aware that the physical examination is good for 365 days, so if your daughter has a physical scheduled for after August 1st, please inform Kathleen Clark or Alyssa Kocik.


All Students are required to have a new concussion test. There is a page of instructions on Magnus, for how to set up an account with XLNTBrain, and complete the baseline concussion test.

All medical forms must be submitted to Magnus BEFORE August 1. 

Questions? Contact Alyssa Kocik, Athletic Trainer or Kathleen Clark, RN, School Nurse.


As your family joins the Holy Cross community, you may have questions. The Admissions Office is available for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Barbara Murray

Director of Admissions

Nancy Salmeron

Assistant Director of Admissions