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Catholic Education

A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.



Rice University will be hosting a Virtual Information Sessions for students from the south! Attendees will hear an admission counselor for our region talk about Rice's academic programs, groundbreaking research, vibrant student life, and the affordability of Rice. 

Wednesday, October 20th (6:00-7:00pm EST)




Are you interested in building off of your hard work and dedication toward your future without the pressure of an application fee? The University of Alabama wants to help you do that. If you are interested in applying to their university, you can fill out their interest form and they will email you instructions on how to unlock your free application on launch day, October 18th. Students will have until 11:59pm (CDT) on October 22 to complete your free application. 

Free App Week Form


Duke will not be conducting individual high school visits this year. Rather, they will be hosting a series of larger virtual events - some featuring students and faculty members, others highlighting admissions and financial aid. They will also be hosting limited in-person tours and continue to host near-daily live virtual tours.

All virtual events will take place throughout the month of October. 



During the National CCAA & JET's October Virtual Events, you will have the chance to learn about many Catholic colleges and universities, college admission, and Catholic college academic and co-curricular opportunities.

  • Tuesday, October 19th - 6:00-8:45 p.m. EST (Panel Presentations on College Admissions)
  • Thursday, October 21st - 6:00-8:45 p.m. EST (Panel Presentations on College Admissions)

Register for FREE Here


These top liberal arts colleges are joining forces to offer you an opportunity to connect with their deans of admission to learn about the upcoming application season. Here is a list of the following student events:

  • Beyond the Classroom: Real Talk with Students and Campus Advisors
    Monday, October 18 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students
    Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time

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Starting September 14 and continuing each month until December 14, fourteen liberal arts and sciences colleges across the U.S. will come together with current students and alumni to offer you fifteen minutes of tips for your college application process followed by an hour-long virtual college fair

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Join Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University to discover the exceptional opportunities our schools have to offer!

The college admissions process is an opportunity to reflect on your many options for the future. Whether you imagine yourself studying in a city, a suburb, or in a rural area; at a large, public university or a smaller, private school; or cheering on your favorite team or sleeping in on game day, you can learn about the features that will make your future college home a perfect fit for you! Admissions counselors will discuss:

  • Academics
  • Campus life
  • Financial aid
  • The admissions process at a variety of top institutions

Virtual sessions are available throughout September and October. Please register online at DiscoveringU


We are once again partnering with Herff Jones to provide graduation announcements, caps & gowns, diplomas, etc., for our Seniors and class rings for our Juniors. 

A representative will meet with our Juniors & Seniors, separately, during Study Help on Thursday, October 21, in the JPII.  Students will receive information packets and order forms at the meeting.  Representatives will return November 1 and 23 to take orders during HS lunch.  


Join Brown, UChicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice for a virtual information session for prospective students and their families. Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on admissions and financial aid, and a chance to ask questions of admissions representatives. You must register to attend. We look forward to meeting you this fall! There are sessions throughout September, October, and November for your convenience.