Welcome

Dear John Carroll Family and Friends,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to John Carroll Catholic High School! I am proud of the many accomplishments and achievements of our student body, faculty, and staff. As we look forward to the future, we also celebrate our 75+ year history and thank God for blessing our school in so many ways over the years.

At JCHS we strive for excellence in education, from academics, to athletics, to an appreciation of our cultural diversity and community-minded spirit, and to spiritual formation. Our goal is to facilitate the formation of the whole person, including mind, body, and spirit. This is truly evident both on-campus and in the community at large!

Please feel free to visit our campus and to seek information about the exciting events we have planned this year. May God bless you, and I hope to see you soon!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Thomas E. Barrett
PRESIDENT


Our mission statement reads, "Guided by our Catholic faith and tradition, we recognize Jesus Christ as the model for the whole person we seek to develop. Our mission is to inspire the pursuit of educational excellence, foster character formation, develop a commitment to service, and affirm the dignity of each student entrusted to our care."

Please notice the action verbs inspire, foster, develop and affirm which will serve as our central vision throughout this year. It is our honor to serve students, alumni, and the community at large and to build upon the foundation of our school's original mission.


Academics

A total of 17 Advanced Placement classes are offered at JCHS, with numerous students earning AP Scholar Awards, in addition to excelling in Dual Enrollment and honors level classes. The JCHS SAT, PSAT, and ACT scores continue to be higher than the local, state, and national averages, with graduates earning Bright Futures and thousands of dollars being earned in college scholarships, as all students continue to obtain degrees. Smaller class sizes also allow numerous hands-on curriculum lessons including creating a hydroponic garden, dissecting numerous specimens, creating and launching rockets, and having live birds, fish, a tortoise, and a shark in class.


School Profile (2016-2017)

Community

City of Fort Pierce, County of St. Lucie. Serving students from Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie counties.

School

Four year high school in the Diocese of Palm Beach.
Enrollment: 362
School population is 58% Catholic and 42% non-Catholic.

Staff

1 Diocesan Priest
45 Lay men & women

Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, under the umbrella of Advanced Ed.
Member of National Catholic Educational Association

Grading System / Class Rank

A= 90 -100
B+= 87 - 89
B= 80 - 86
C+= 77 - 79
C= 70 -76
D+ = 67 - 69
D=60 - 66
F=Below 60

Rank in class is attained by cumulative GPA over semester periods. Conversion Scale for quality points is used.

Testing Program

Grade 12 – SAT/ACT (optional-gr.10/11/12)
Grade 11 – PSAT/NMSQT
Grade 10 – PSAT
Grade 9 – PSAT

Grade Point Averages:

GPA’s range from 5.47 – 2.59
19 - GPA over 5.0
29 - GPA from 4.0 to 4.99
32 - GPA from 3.00 to 3.99
9 - GPA from 2.00 to 2.99

Graduation Class

Size 103
62% attending 4 yr. College
37% attending 2 yr. College
1% other

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

26 Students
12 Academic - FAS
14 Medallion - FMS
(24% of graduates)

SAT Results

Total Participants: 94
499 – Critical Reading Mean Score
510 – Math Mean Score
Average scores for top 10% of class
646 – Critical Reading Mean Score
623 – Math Mean Score

Curriculum

Academic, business, and computer courses are offered. College preparatory tracks of academic and honors level. Art, drama, and music are available.

A/P Classes Available (17):

English Literature & Composition, English Lang & Comp, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, Environmental Science, Physics, Calculus, Psychology, Human Geography, Statistics, Computer Science, US Government, MacroEconomics, Seminar, Spanish. In 2014, 251 AP Exams were administered to 119 test takers with an overall passing rate of 45%.

Dual Enrollment offerings through Indian River State College

ACT Results

Total Participants: 68
English (22.6) Math (21.2)
Average Composite Score (22.3)
Average scores for top 10% of class (29.0)

Fees & Tuition (annual)

Tuition: Catholic - $8,700.
Tuition: Other - $9,720.
Non-Refundable Registration - $750.


Sports

  • Girls Swimming
  • Boys Basketball
  • Softball
  • Boys Golf
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Cheerleading
  • Boys Swimming
  • Girls Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Girls Weightlifting
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Tennis
  • Football
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Boys Track & Field
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Golf
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Girls Track & Field

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