St. Joseph High School (Kenosha, Wisconsin)
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|St. Joseph Catholic Academy|
2401 69th Street|
Kenosha, (Kenosha County), Wisconsin 53143-5268
|Motto||"The wisdom of tradition, the vitality of today, with faith for tomorrow"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Color(s)||Royal blue and gold|
|Athletics conference||Metro Classic|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Average ACT scores||20-27|
|Athletic Director||David Witthun|
St. Joseph Catholic Academy, previously named St. Joseph High School, is a Catholic Preschool-12 school located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. The school was begun on July 1, 2010 as a result of combining three schools: St. Mark Elementary School, St. Joseph Interparish Jr. High, and St. Joseph High School. St. Joseph Catholic Academy is a preschool through high school system.
Accreditation is through AdvancED, which consists of North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and Southern Association of Colleges and School Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
Archdiocesan and Parish Affiliations
St. Joseph Catholic Academy is operated by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and supported by all Kenosha area parishes. The school receives support from all 10 Catholic parishes in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii, St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, St. James the Apostle, St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mark the Evangelist, St. Peter Parish, and St. Therese of Lisieux.
References: St. Joseph Catholic Academy, SJCA, St. Joe’s
Founded: July 1, 2010
Colors: Blue and Yellow
SJCA has over 800 students from the southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois regions.
Along with many Honors classes, nine Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered. AP classes allow students to acquire skills that will help them be successful in college. More than 90% of four-year colleges in the U.S. give students credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam scores.
The One-to-One Laptop program is a digital tool that teaches students how to acquire information, communicate, and learn effectively in a technologically demanding world. Across all grade levels, students use laptops, tablets, or Chromebooks.
The Campus Ministry program supplements the theological development in each student that takes place in the home and church through worship and service. Students attend Mass regularly and are involved in both local and international service projects.
Class of 2017
- 100% graduation rate
- Just under $5 million awarded in post-secondary scholarships
Commitment to Service
SJCA emphasizes service to others as a necessary component of personal development, global responsibility and citizenship. Meaningful, independent student service is required for graduation. Annually, SJCA students participate in over 10,000 hours of student-led local, national and international service projects, in preparation for lives of purpose, leadership and excellence.
Clubs and Activities
Students at SJCA participate in wide array of competitive sports, clubs, and organizations. Several theatrical and band/choir performances are held throughout the year.
- Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012
- James Rygiel, three-time Oscar winner for visual effects, Lord of the Rings series
- Nick Van Exel, former NBA star
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.