Academic excellence is one of the hallmarks of Joliet Catholic Academy. After moving through our

educational program, students are well prepared to attend the college of their choice. JCA’s diverse

curriculum offers students an individualized education based on their strengths, providing them with

the opportunity to achieve their maximum intellectual potential. Students are placed in the academic

program that best meets their needs based on their academic strengths.

Curriculum Placement

Accelerated/Honors Prep -

Directed at the highly academically

gifted and talented students who

enjoy the challenges of a demanding

program of studies.

Upper College Prep - Provides

students with a fundamental

understanding of the basic skills

and discipline they need to achieve

success in college.

College Prep - Furnishes students

with the understanding of basic skills

and the ability to master these skills

to better prepare them for further

academic study.

Advanced Placement and

Dual Credit - Advanced Placement

courses are offered to juniors

and seniors in English IV, U.S.

Government, Calculus, Biology,

Physics and Micro Economics,

European History, U.S. History,

Chemistry, and Statistics. Students

in a fourth year of a foreign

language may request to take the

A.P. Spanish, French or Latin exam.

Academic Resource Center

Students needing special academic

assistance may qualify for JCA’s

Academic Resource Center, where

students are tutored in small

groups by our certified Learning

Resource staff.

Academic Distinction

The Class of 2016 earned over $14.9 million

in college scholarships, which equates to

approximately $92,500 per student.

25 students in the Class of 2016 were

named Illinois State Scholars

The average ACT score was 29.0 for

honors program students and 26.5 for the

top 50% of the Class of 2016.

Angels and Hilltoppers can earn

Advanced Placement and Junior College

credits while attending JCA.


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