Important Back to School Dates and Events

It is with great anticipation that JCA welcomes you to another school year. We are extremely excited to welcome the Class of 2022 to Joliet Catholic Academy, and also celebrate the accomplishments of the newly minted graduating Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 collectively earned over $12 million towards college scholarships, performed over 12,000 hours of community service, had 31 students named Illinois State Scholars, and achieved a mean ACT score of 24.4 (30.04 in the Honors Program; 27.1 for the top 50% of the class).
What do these numbers signify in context? Over 75% of the Class of 2018 earned a 21 or higher on their ACT, with 99% percent of graduates continuing onto college and a 100% college acceptance rate. Additionally, 70% of JCA students successfully passed A.P. Examinations, well above the local and state averages of 65.6% and 37.6% reported in 2017. Also for comparison, Illinois’ state public school averages of 46% scoring 21 or higher on the ACT, and 68% of graduates continuing onto college provide evidence for the competitive advantage of a Joliet Catholic Academy education.
These numbers reflect not only the outstanding achievement of our student body, but also the sacrifice by our families and community to give JCA students a faith-based education that is second to none.
There is no doubt the Class of 2018 has left an indelible mark on the halls of JCA, and will venture to do the same for the local community and beyond as they strive toward successful futures.
As we turn the page towards the 2018-2019 school year, we’d like to highlight some important dates this fall:
12 Freshman Welcome Mass at 5 p.m.
15-16 Freshman Orientation Days (1/2 days; 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
17 First Day of Classes (1/2 day, 7:50 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
20 First full day of school (Regular Schedule: 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.)
23 Parent Back to School Night
24 Opening School Mass
30 Fall Spirit Raffle Begins
Freshman Orientation
Back-to-School Night for Parents
Thursday, August 23
JCA Student Activity Center
7:00 p.m.
Did you ever wonder what your teen goes through each day as a high school student? Want to meet your student’s teachers and find out about course requirements and expectations? Attend JCA’s Back-to-School Night and you’ll find all of your answers! You’ll walk through your student’s daily schedule, chat with teachers and fellow parents, and enjoy refreshments. Parents begin the evening in the Student Activity Center between 6:30 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. where they can pick up their student’s schedule and a school map. First period will begin at 7:00 p.m. and classes will end around 8:45 p.m. Questions regarding Back-to-School Night should be directed to the Vice Principal’s Office at 815.741.0500.

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