Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center complements the Joliet Catholic Academy, college preparatory curriculum by creating an environment of equal access for students with documented disabilities, including:

  • Mild to Moderate learning disabilities
  • High-functioning Autism
  • Chronic Health impairments

Participation in this program may include:

  • One period a day educational support with an ARC staff member
  • Testing accommodations in the Academic Resource Center
  • Monitoring of student progress through consultation with regular education teachers and counselors


Accommodations provided and which must be documented on an ISP or 504 Plan include:

  • Inclusion within the ARC program
  • Extended time (time and one half only) on tests
  • Readers/Scribe for assessments
  • Assistive technology

*Accommodations that fundamentally alter the nature of coursework or the materials assigned, or are unduly burdensome financially or administratively, will not be provided.  These may include:

  • Reduction in the number of test questions
  • Longer completion time for class assignments
  • “Chunking” of material
  • One on one educational support
  • Modification of grading scale

Admissions Criteria:

Documentation of a disability that would include one or more of the following:

  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Individualized Service Plan (ISP)
  • Psycho-educational battery assessment
  • Diagnostic report from a physician or other health care provider

For more information on Private Schools and Special Education please click on the link below.

 Course Sequence

  • Freshman Year
    • Theology
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Reading*
    • World History
    • Computers
    • Physical Education
  • Sophomore Year
    • Theology
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Reading**
    • Science
    • Health
    • Physical Education
  • Junior Year
    • Theology
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • U.S. History
    • Art
    • Music
  • Senior Year
    • Theology
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • U.S. Government
    • Elective
    • Elective

*Average placement exam score may result in a foreign language placement

**Above average progress in freshman reading may result in a foreign language placement

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