Admissions Events

2020-2021 Admissions Calendar of Events – check back soon as more dates/events will be added.

7th and 8th Grade Shadow Days
Fridays, September through April – 7:50 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
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*UPDATE 8/24/20: Friday Shadow Visits for area 7th and 8th graders have currently been suspended until further notice. Families may e-mail or call 815.741.0500, ext. 214 to schedule a private tour. The admissions office is open Monday-Friday when school is in session from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Practice High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Monday, October 12, 2020 (Columbus Day)
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
*For current 8th graders only.

Heritage Award Applications Open
Applications available September 1-December 5, 2020

Open House

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Time and format TBA

Thursday, November 12, 2020 “Competitive Advantage Night”
Time and format TBA

Entrance Exam
Saturday, December 5, 2020
8:00 a.m.
Register Online HERE

Incoming Freshman FACTS JCA Leveraged Financial Aid Application
December 31, 2020 Deadline via FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
* Financial Aid deadlines will differ for JCA, the Catholic Education Foundation, and Empower Illinois.

7th Grade Step Up Day
Thursday, March 4, 2020

Class of 2025 Celebration and Registration Night

The complete JCA 2020-2021 Events Online Calendar can be found at

Questions? Contact the JCA Admissions Staff:

Admissions Office Staff

  • Ryan Quigley, Director of Admissions and Communications 815.741.0500, ext. 214
  • Mary Ragusa, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 274
  • Joe Gura, Assistant Director of Admissions 815.741.0500, ext. 284

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