Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School admits students who want to continue to develop their faith, strive to reach their highest academic potential and are self-disciplined. Admissions decisions are made using standardized test scores, writing samples, past academic performance and teacher recommendations. While CJ does not use pre-determined test scores, a balanced academic record and extra-curricular involvement are the best indicators of academic success at CJ.
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The school continues to be a thought leader in secondary education, adapting to the needs of today's students. CJ provides a rigorous college prep curriculum which incorporates advanced placement courses and innovative teaching that drives each academic department. CJ is the only Catholic high school in the nation to be dually certified in Project Lead the Way's biomedical and engineering curriculum, giving students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. CJ was also a pilot school for City Connects and is entering its third year of implementing this program that serves every student in maximizing his or her high school experience. A hallmark of a CJ education is the experience students gain in working with the ministry and service department all four years at CJ. Students participate in retreats and the celebration of sacraments and learn the importance of participating in Christ's work through the many service learning opportunities that CJ provides.