Academics at Saint John Academy
The Saint John Academy curriculum includes the development of Catholic values and attitudes, as well as the attainment of the knowledge and skills necessary for the student’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical development. Students are taught the technology skills that they will need to navigate high school and beyond as well as how to use technology responsibly. Use of technology is balanced with traditional learning and tried and true methods, so that students can develop critical thinking skills as well as how to communicate face-to-face.
National Junior Honor Society
Saint John Academy has established the Father Franklyn M. McAfee Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The National Junior Honor Society is a leader among organizations recognizing outstanding students. More than just an honor roll, students who are chosen must demonstrate excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but also challenges them to further develop as individuals through active involvement in school activities and by providing community service.
Saint John Academy provides support to students experiencing academic or behavioral difficulties that interfere with learning. This support is through in-class accommodations, small group instruction or individual instruction. We also form collaborative Student Assistance Teams with classroom teachers that include intervention strategies for such students.
When a referral for an evaluation is recommended, we assist with the coordination of testing through the public school system or a private evaluator. After assessment, we develop a Student Assistance Plan (SAP) to document accommodations and/or modifications in order for the student to succeed in the classroom.