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Junior-Senior High

AQUIN JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH PROFILE

 
LOCATION

Medium sized city of 28,000. County seat of Stephenson County and located in the gentle rolling hills of northwestern Illinois.

TYPE OF SCHOOL

College preparation day school for grades 7-12. Member of Aquin Catholic Schools system. Part of the Diocese of Rockford for the Roman Catholic Church. Established in 1923 with the first graduation class in 1927.

COMMUNITY

Located in Freeport, Illinois, serving Stephenson, Carroll, Jo Davies and Winnebago Counties

SIZE

Total enrollment 139:  grades 7-8: 41 and grades 9-12: 98

GRADES

Junior High 7-8th grades
Senior High 9-12th grades

ACCREDITATION

North Central Association; 1920 to present
State of Illinois recognition
National Catholic Education Association

ANNUAL TUITION

Senior High:  $5,040 1st student . 2nd student $3,482 . 3rd  student $1,586 .  4th student $772
Junior High:  $4,488 1st student . 2nd student $3,103 . 3rd  student $1,586 .  4th student $772

GRANTS

Aquin Open Grants, Colby Smith Grants, Guardian Angel Fund

RELIGION

Over fourteen religious denominations are represented in the school system.  Students attend daily religion class, weekly Mass, and other liturgical celebrations.

STUDENT BODY

139 students in 7-12th
♦  22 students/15% minority population (Asian, African American, Hispanic, Multi-Racial)
       *Junior High- 7 minority students
       *Senior High- 15 minority students
♦  Ratio of Male/Female:
       *Senior High- 57 males/38 females
       *Junior High- 27 males/24 females

SCHOOL YEAR

Semester system

GRADUATES

60% to 4-year schools; 40% to 2-year schools.
93% success rate of graduates completing post-secondary education within five years of high school graduation. 

ACADEMICS
 
Graduation Requirements

28 credits

Course Requirements

Religion 4 credits, English 4 credits, Speech .5 credit, Mathematics 3 credits, Laboratory Sciences 3 credits, Social Sciences 3 credits, Physical Educations 3 credits, Driver’s Education .5 credit, Computer Applications .5 credit, Health .5 credit, Fine Arts/Foreign Language/Vocational 2 credits, Electives 4 credits.

Seniors may enroll at Highland Community College

GPA/Class Rank

Based on all graded courses. Grades are averaged on a 4.00 scale. Grades are not weighted for honors.

A = 100-90; B = 89-80; C = 79-70;  D = 69-60; F = 59-0; F = Failure; W = Withdrawal; P = Pass Credit;  I = Incomplete.
Average Credits Earned:  32
Average Class Size:  15.84
Student : Teacher Ratio:  11.3 : 1

MINIMUM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

28 CREDITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION 
Religion 1 year for each year enrolled
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts or Career Tec 2
English 4
Science 3
Mathematics 3
Social Studies 3
Physical Education 3
Health .5
Electives 4
Pass US and IL Constitution tests
Computer Applications .5
Speech .5
Drivers Education .5

ACT SCORES

24.1 (2011)

FACULTY

Certified Staff:  19
Full Time Equivalents:  15
Master Degrees:  11

FUNDING

Catholic parishes in Freeport, Lena and Shannon, Illinois
Tuition and Fees
Endowment Fund, Gifts and Fundraising Efforts

CONTACTS

Mrs. Rosemarie Brubaker, Superintendent of Aquin Catholic Schools
Mr. David Hawkinson, Assistant to the Superintendent of Aquin Catholic Junior-Senior High School