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PLEASE NOTE:  Updates on many of the High School Readiness Pages are being made now for the 2016-2017 school year.  Those pages will be open again within the next couple of weeks.  Please contact Cathy Brennan at cbrennan@alphonsusacademy.org for further questions.  
Thank you for your patience.   
 
HIGH SCHOOL READINESS 
 
AACA strives to ensure that both parents and students are well-informed about the many options for high school education that exist within the city of Chicago and nearby suburbs.
 
To do this, AACA provides a program of instruction and support focused on early exposure for parents and students to these options as well as ways in which to begin fact-finding about schools of interest.
 
AACA also provides a planned program of student support to guide their decision-making process as they select high schools to explore. While AACA first and foremost supports Catholic high schools and actively promotes these; public, private and charter school options are also shared with families to encourage a full range of exploration of schools to find the right fit for individual students and families.
 
 3 KEY COMPONENTS OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM
  1. Taking Personal Stock: This high school process is first and foremost parent and student driven. Parent and student high school data collection and decision-making should be based on many criteria - student's academics, social setting, finances, location, student's interests, etc.
  2. Academic Readiness: Classroom academic development and preparation of students for high school. (entrance exam preparation, time management/executive functioning, curriculum development, test scores/grades)
  3. AACA Support - High School Specialist to help guide parents and students through the process (application assistance, scheduling shadow dates, family meetings, etc.).

    ALPHONSUS ACADEMY & CENTER FOR THE ARTS CLASS OF 2015
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