Curriculum & Activities

Academy and Programs

Academy is an innovative program which will allow students in all grades to learn and practice 21st Century Skills. Each grade will explore different themes and each year will build on what was learned previously. As a graduation requirement, students will keep a digital portfolio throughout the 4 years of Academy to record progress and accomplishments and ultimately to demonstrate proficiency in the skills and knowledge covered. Students who begin the program as freshmen should be able to demonstrate/document proficiency in all of the exit outcomes by the end of their senior year. Students will receive 1/4 credit per year for Academy for a total of 1 credit after 4 years. Awarding of the credit will be based on participation and the student’s digital portfolio. As a required course for all students, Academy will be held on the second and third Tuesday of each month. On those days, classes will be shortened slightly to allow for a 1 hour academy block. In this way, no regular classes will be missed.

Grade level teams will plan and execute academies around central themes. Academies may meet in small groups, or as an entire grade, depending upon the activity planned. Outside speakers and resources will be utilized to supplement the team members’ expertise.

Academy Themes

  • Freshmen
    • Study Skills
    • Technology Skills
    • Social Skills
  • Sophomores
    • Decision Making
    • Community Service
  • Juniors
    • Career Exploration
    • Financial Literacy
    • Citizenship
  • Seniors
    • Post-secondary Preparation
    • Humanities

Our Curriculum

  • A total of 28 credits is required for graduation
  • Netbooks for every student to incorporate technology into the classroom
  • Over 100 courses offered in a comprehensive curriculum
  • Advanced Placement courses in Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, English and U.S. History
  • Human Biology can be taken as a dual-enrollment course through St. Mary's University
  • Alternating "A" and "B" days consist of four periods each day with 80 minute blocks of classes, enabling students to take eight classes each semester
  • Career Internships available for students to investigate a career interest in order to determine future goals and plans
  • Practical and applied fine arts program which includes art, band, business education, chorus, and family and consumer education
  • An Academic Resource Center for individualized attention
  • Two networked computer labs with individual work stations, in addition to an Academic Computer Lab
  • Wireless access throughout the building
  • Partnerships with Lakeshore Technical College and Silver Lake College

Extracurricular Activities

  • Art Club
  • Bowling
  • Chess Club
  • Class Officers
  • Drama: Fall Play, Spring Musical
  • Drumline
  • International Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Lasallian Youth Groups
  • Lifeguards
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • National Honor Society
  • Pep Band
  • Peer Helpers
  • Photo Club
  • Pit Orchestra
  • Roncalli Singers
  • Social Studies Academic Team
  • Student Government
  • Swing Choir
  • Pilot Magazine
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook Staff

Academic Profile

  • Average ACT score over the last five years is 23.3
  • Over 90% of our students take the ACT or SAT or both.

Roncalli Facts

  • 14 to 1 student to teacher ratio
  • 94% of students are in extra-curricular activities
  • 60% of students receive financial aid
  • Over $550,000 is given in financial aid, scholarships and family discounts each year
  • The last five graduating classes have earned over $6,500,000 worth of scholarships to universities, colleges and technical schools