Aurora Central Catholic High School
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|Aurora Central Catholic High School|
|1255 North Edgelawn Drive
Aurora, Illinois 60506
|Principal||Fr. William Etheredge|
|Student to teacher ratio||28:1|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Metro Suburban Conference|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average SAT scores||1300|
|Average ACT scores||23.6 (2012)|
|Tuition||$4,625-$5,350 (1st child)|
Aurora Central Catholic High School (ACC) is a Roman Catholic secondary school under the direction of the Diocese of Rockford. ACC began as two separate secondary schools in 1926. Madonna Catholic High School, a girls school, and Roncalli High School, a boys school, merged in 1968 to become Aurora Central Catholic. The first campus was located on the East Side of Aurora, Illinois, USA, in what is now Cowherd Middle School. The current location of the school is on Aurora's West Side. The 2011 student body was 530 students.
Aurora Central Catholic requires 28 credits for graduation. However, because of the block scheduling system, many students graduate with 30 or 32 credits. There is a wide range of courses and levels offered which includes honors, independent study, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The Aurora Central Catholic High School Class of 2009 had ten Illinois State Scholars. This year ACC claimed its college-bound students earned over $5.2 million in scholarship money. This amount is higher than the Class of 2006's $3.7 million. Over 95% of ACC graduates go on to secondary education at various respective universities and colleges throughout the country. The school was recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States in 2004 and 2005.
|Principals, 1968 - Present|
|Fr. William Etheredge||2000-present|
As of 2014, ACC participates in multiple classes (depending on the sport) in the Illinois High School Association. ACC is a member of the Metro Suburban Conference West Division. The Metro Suburban Conference includes members of the disbanded Suburban Christian Conference and former members of the disbanded Private School league. Teams are stylized as the Chargers.
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