Incoming Freshman/Transfer Student Information

Freshman and Transfer Student Summer Checklist

Click Here to view the Summer Checklist.

Class Schedules

Class schedules have been e-mailed to students. Schedule change requests must be made in writing. Forms are available on the JCA Website under the Students tab, or in the Main office. More than one change request can be made on the same form. There is a $75 fee for the changes requested. No schedule change is official until the student receives written notification. If a change cannot be made, the fee will be returned.

2023-2024 School Calendar

Click here to view an updated PDF version of the At-A-Glance. This PDF version is subject to change.

Click here to view a PDF version of the 2023-2024 School Calendar. This PDF version is subject to change. 

*Both of the calendars above will not be updated with real time changes. Please refer to the online events calendar frequently. 

For real time updates please visit the online events calendar: (this calendar will be updated mid August 2023)

Book List

Student books for the 2023-2024 school year can be purchased through the BNC Direct Website: The link can also be found under the parents tab on the under “Bookstore”. The BNC bookstore opens on July 10, 2023.

We are also providing a list of the ISBN numbers for all books on the list, if you wish to purchase books through another vendor.

Click Here to view the 2023-2024 Required Textbook and Supplemental Items PDF.

Questions concerning book/ordering? Contact the Associate Principal at 815.741.0500, ext. 213 or e-mail

1:1 Technology
During the 2018-2019 school year, JCA completed the 1:1 initiative that was started in 2016. Every student will have his or her own personal Windows-based laptop to be used both in class and at home. As a college preparatory school, a device for every student is imperative to ensure that our graduates are not only able to meet the technological demands at the university level, but are able to stand out among the competition.

In an effort to make high quality devices possible for every student, families have the options to purchase one of the devices that have been chosen as strong options, through a convenient online portal provided by JCA. If it is preferred, students can bring their own chosen device that meets the specifications set forth by the school. Specific information about the devices and portal is sent to incoming freshmen families around May of their 8th grade year.

Incoming Freshmen

Current Students Replacing Devices

Monthly Parent Pride Newsletter

Each month, the JCA communications office releases via email a Parent Newsletter. The JCA Parent Pride Newsletter highlights news and events for that upcoming month of school. Also, in the event that you missed an e-mail, or phone call, never hesitate to contact JCA at with a question or concern.

Click Here to access the archived JCA Parent Pride Newsletters.

School Map

Click below to view a map of the school to use to navigate your student’s class schedule.

First Floor Map

Second Floor Map

Tuition Assistance

FACTS Online Application

Empower Illinois Application – Tax Credit Scholarship Program 

Click Here for more detailed information about JCA Financial Aid and Scholarship opportunities.


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