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St. Joseph Catholic Academy High School

High School

Preparing for the Future

High School

High school is the culmination of the SJCA learning journey. During these crucial four years, students explore a wide variety of classes and activities to discover their strengths, master essential skills, and prepare for college. Our challenging curriculum provides diverse course offerings to meet all students’ needs.

At SJCA, opportunities abound for participation and leadership in student government, athletics, the fine arts, and clubs. Due to our supportive environment, most SJCA students are involved in several extracurricular activities. Our football players sing and dance in the school musical, and our musicians serve on student government.

Each year our students are not just creating an academic transcript but are also developing a social and spiritual awareness through meaningful service experiences, annual retreats, and theological classroom discourse.

The SJCA graduate is a lifelong, creative learner, with the work ethic, intellectual integrity and moral compass to approach adulthood fully equipped for an ever-changing world.  Our hard working students are rewarded with strong standardized test scores, matriculation into the colleges of their choice and significant scholarship dollars.


SUMMER READING LIST for ALL SJCA High School English Classes

All students are expected to complete the assigned summer reading shown below. All assignments are due on Monday, August 26, 2019.  

9th Grade English

  • Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

  • Click here for the assignment. 

10th Grade English

  • Book: The Color of Water by James McBride

  • Click here for the assignment. Please note, students need to answer 2 questions per chapter. 

 11th Grade English

  • Book: Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  • Click here for the assignment. 

British Literature

  • Book:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (please use the novel, not the play)

  • Click here for the assignment. 

 AP Language

  • Essay: Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Essay: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For by Henry David Thoreau

  • Term Assignments

  • Click here for the assignment. 

 AP Literature

  • Book: How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster

  • Click here for the assignment. 

For questions, please contact Ms. Westphal, English Department Chair, by clicking here.  

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Lower Campus

7207 14th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Upper Campus

2401 69th St
Kenosha, WI 53143
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