Find a Signature Program That's Right for You
Academics at John Carroll are as unique as you are. Design your own capstone Senior Project—a graduation requirement—or choose from an array of other available programs. Read on to see if one is right for you.
Archbishop John Carroll Scholarship Program
The Carroll Scholar Program is a four-year exclusive program by invitation only. It is designed for students who are interested in becoming part of a community of scholars who are interested in making the most of their experience at John Carroll in preparation for college.
John Carroll was approved to offer the AP Capstone Diploma school starting in the Fall of 2018–the first Catholic School in the state to earn this right from the College Board. The AP Capstone Diploma is a uniquely distinguished program that allows for our best and brightest Patriots to participate in one of the most rigorous academic endeavors available.
The STEAM Academy at The John Carroll School provides opportunities for advanced students who have a strong interest and aptitude to explore different fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The mission of John Carroll School is to prepare each student for a lifetime of well-being—professionally, morally and financially. That’s why Financial Literacy is a required class in sophomore year, to give all Patriots the knowledge and skills to manage their financial resources effectively.
College Preparatory Dance Program
The John Carroll School offers a four-year college preparatory dance program as part of the school curriculum. The program offers superb conservatory level training in an academic setting. Classes are held five days a week from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and include Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance Technique, as well as studies in Dance Science, Dance History and Composition. Pointe is held on Ballet days from 4:30-5:00 p.m. Each class is graded and included in tuition for John Carroll students.
St. Joseph Program
Since 1990, The John Carroll School has supported students with documented learning differences. In 2015, the St. Joseph Program was formalized to meet the growing needs of these students. We recognize that each student has a unique approach to learning fostered by individual learning styles and previous experiences, and that all students can succeed if provided with the appropriate support and necessary accommodations.
John Carroll strives to give every student the tools they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. The WHOLE Program reflects that mission by offering a different approach to health science with classes intended to inspire lifelong well-being and overall fitness rather than focusing on competitive athletics.
Senior Project is a mandatory graduation requirement at John Carroll. Seniors are required to develop, implement, and then present for evaluation an independent project, during which they complete a minimum of thirty hours of field experience. Field work may begin prior to senior year and be completed throughout the school year and/or during a two-week period in May between exams and project evaluation presentations.
Diploma with Distinction in Fine Arts
Seeking to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art, The John Carroll School has created the Fine Arts Diploma with Distinction (FADD). This diploma recognizes the accomplishments of students who make a commitment to pursuing the Fine Arts throughout their high school experience.
Diploma with Distinction in Science
Highly motivated science students at John Carroll are eligible to apply for the Diploma with Distinction in Science. Students should indicate their interest in working toward this special diploma by contacting the Science Department Chair for an application no later than the end of the first semester of their junior year. Students who are considered to pursue the diploma will be monitored during their senior year and must choose a science-related Senior Project that is approved by the Chair. STEAM students are also eligible to earn this special diploma.
The rigor of John Carroll’s college preparatory curriculum and maintaining a high GPA requires dedication, self-discipline and integrity. At John Carroll, students who excel academically are recognized with the opportunity to join various honor societies, make new friends and get involved. Membership empowers Patriots to develop skills and experience in leadership, character, community service, networking and good citizenship.