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Letter from the President Our family at John Carroll is building a better future, today. We’re giving our students the foundation of a Catholic-Christian character combined with a first-rate education. We are providing them with the tools necessary to become morally strong and successful in their collegiate years and beyond. As the only private Catholic high school in the four-county area, we have created a lasting legacy for over a hundred years of educating youth. John Carroll is both traditional and modern as we continually update curriculum and facilities to provide instruction of the highest caliber. More importantly, John Carroll is more than a school. John Carroll is a family that offers a community of support throughout the scholastic years. It is our belief that this family atmosphere is what makes us unique. Students are not “just a number” at John Carroll, and receive individualized attention on a daily basis inside and outside of the classroom. Read on and learn about John Carroll High School; from our academics, extra-curricular offerings, and state-of-the-art technology to the faith-based values and standards that we imbue upon our students. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2008-2009 John Carroll High School Viewbook and on behalf of the entire John Carroll family, invite you to see for yourself the opportunities that investing in a John Carroll education provides.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,


the ohn “Education

Carroll Tradition

is one of the most precious possessions a man can have. It is some-

thing lasting and nobody can take it from you. You can lose your wealth, your power, your freedom, your health, but you never lose a good education.” —Monsignor Michael Beerhalter

“When a new high school opened in 1965, the name of the school was changed to John Carroll High School. I wanted to call it, ‘Bishop Carroll High School’, but the bishop [Bishop Coleman Carroll of Miami] did not agree. He suggested calling it Serra High School after the Spanish missionary, Jupiter Serra… I counter proposed with the title, ‘John Carroll’, after Pope John XXIII. This was adoped. The High School which started out with five graduates, and some years even less, as low as two graduates; it has now a graduation of well over a hundred,” wrote Monsignor Beerhalter, past St. Anastastia/John Carroll Principal and one of JCHS founders, in a handwritten account of John Carroll history.


John Carroll Students have been accepted to: Appalachian State University Ave Maria University Auburn University Barry University Bethune-Cookman College Belmont Abbey College Boston College Boston University Brevard College Central State University Clemson University Columbia University Dartmouth College Davis & Elkins College Denison University Duke University Duquesne University Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Emory University Flagler College Florida A&M University Florida Atlantic University Florida Institute of Technology Florida Southern College Florida State University Franciscan University Fordham University Full Sail University Furman University Georgia Tech Georgetown University Guilford College Harvard University Jacksonville University Johnson & Wales University Kansas State University Keystone College Lafayette University Louisiana State University Lynn University Mercer University Mississippi State University Northeastern University Northwestern University Northwood University Norwich University Nova Southeastern University Ohio State University Palm Beach Atlantic University Ringling School of Art & Design Rollins College Santa Clara University Seton Hall University Seton Hall College Southern University Southern Methodist University Stetson University St. Joseph’s University St. Leo University St. Mary’s College Temple University University of Arkansas-Honors University of Alabama University of British-Columbia University of Central Florida University of Chicago University of Delaware University of Florida University of Miami University of Mississippi University of Notre Dame University of North Florida University of Rhode Island University of South Florida University of Tampa University of Tennessee University of West Florida Universidad de Navarra Wake Forest University Washington & Lee University Wingate University

John Carroll seniors were awarded over $1,000,000

in scholarships for the 2007-2008 school year. Ninety-nine

percent of the graduating class is going to a two or four year colleges and universities. The top 10% of the class scored an

average of 632 on the verbal portion of the SAT, and 641 on the mathematics portion.

“John Carroll Catholic High School is a ministry of the Diocese of Palm Beach committed to the spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional growth of our student body. Guided by our Catholic faith and tradition, we recognize Jesus Christ as the model for the whole person we seek to develop. Our mission is to inspire the pursuit of educational excellence, foster character formation, develop a commitment to service, and affirm the dignity of each student entrusted to our care.” –Mission Statement


Academic Extracurricular Activities Academics Team Brain Brawl Business Club Chess Club Envirothon French Club History Club Math Club National Honor Society Spanish Club


To fully prepare our students for college, we have a vast-array of course offerings encompassing three levels of ability. Our teacher to student ratio is XX to X. This allows our teachers to cater their attention to all students, specifically those who are experiencing difficulty with course-work or may seek extra enrichment.

The PASS System is a real-time online portal for monitoring student grades,

Accomplish h which are inputted by each teacher. Both parents and students have access to PASS, and it is password protected to ensure privacy. PASS allows even the busiest parents to stay updated on their child’s grades.



John Carroll Top 10% of class:

Verbal Portion:



Math Portion:



National ACT Average: 21.2 John Carroll Top 25% of class ACT Average: 26


Dedication The Golden Rams have a full schedule of sports in both fall and spring. Our athletes were blessed with a brand-new gymnasium floor, as well as a brand-new outdoor track, just this year. Our student-athletes have been offered athletic scholarships to various colleges and universities. The Golden Rams baseball team charged all the way to tthe state championship this year!

Fall Sports Fo ot ball Cheerl e ading Sw i m ming

Our 2008 Varsity Baseball Team at the State Championship.

Winter Sports So c c er Base ball

Spring Sports Tr ac k Tennis So f t ball

__________ with his parents on signing day after having been awarded a scholarship to Jacksonville University.


“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” —Mother Teresa


ca an le earn n to adapt to o a chan ngin ng worrld characterized by advanced mathematiical, scientiific, and tecchniccal.–Joh hn Carroll Philosophy & Goals

At John Carroll,

we know and understand the im-

portance of exposing students to the various types of new technologies available. We have just recently installed interactive Dell Mimio whiteboards that allow teachers to record the notes that are written on whiteboards and email them to absent students. We have also recently added state-of-the-art iMacs to the computer lab with recording studio functionality. The music students record their music and upload it to iTunes where it is available for download by anyone. Editing and music production is the focus of the “World Electronic music” class. Keyboarding classes are offered to provide the fundamental skills needed in today’s business world.

Technology Offerings List classes & clubs

I Innovation tion

th he stu ude ent’ss soccial,, physiccal, and culltural growth through the perform ming and visua al arts. –Jo ohn Carrroll Philloso ophy & Goals

John Carroll’s music, art, and drama departments provide a variety of avenues for students to explore the arts and offer a chance to experience learning outside the conventional classroom. It is these experiences that lead to the ideal wellrounded education. Students with a flair for the creative will find a variety of outlets available to them.

“Music is a language and it has been a significant part of every culture in the world,” said music teacher, Mr. Bennett who teaches a variety of music classes— including brass, percussion ensemble, chorus, and our steel drum band, The Panhandlers.

Creativit it The drama department produces two annual shows—the fall play and

the spring musical. Last year’s Little Shop of Horrors was a hit among students and parents.

The Art house is nestled on the back edge of campus among the trees and is home to Mrs. Cross’s art classes and art club. Students have the opportunity to choose classes such as two dimensional art and pottery.




Observe the opportunity. Ecclesiasticus (ch. IV, v. 20)

the John Carroll 07-08 Viewbook  

a viewbook for prospective students, current students and donors

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