Joliet Catholic aims for academic excellence


Joliet Catholic Academy prides itself on setting an academic standard.

It offers a three-tier program to meet the needs of its students: College Prep, Upper College Prep, and Honors. The Class of 2012 boasts a 100 percent graduation rate, a 26.2 ACT mean score for the top 50 percent of the class, and nearly $9 million offered in scholarships.

Because of its small average class size of 23 students, each individual is able to receive the attention they deserve. Faculty and staff are invested in students’ lives and wish to see them succeed in and out of the classroom. In addition to one-on-one meetings with their guidance counselors, resources like NHS tutoring exist for additional help and the Naviance program for college planning.

Students also have the opportunity not only to take accelerated courses, but to earn up to 30 college credits through the “Degree In Three” program with the University of St. Francis, or take Dual Credit courses with Joliet Junior College as part of regular coursework.

Not only does JCA prepare its students for college, but it also prepares them for the real world.

“JCA more than prepared me for the real world. The classes that were offered allowed me to advance in my career field much faster than most others do,” said Shannon (Mulcahy) Urbanzyk, ‘07.

Opportunities abound here at JCA. For more information, contact Debbie Dispenza or Mary Ragusa in the Admissions Office at (815) 741-0500, or visit

—Provided by Joliet Catholic Academy