Mrs. Cara Meskill, Director of Admissions ext 148
Allentown Central Catholic High School, a Catholic, college-preparatory, co-educational school is committed to educating the whole person. Our tradition of a rigorous academic and extensive co-curricular program encourages students to develop their spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical and creative potential. Our mission is to graduate men and women who are always faithful to living a life that is committed to faith, justice, integrity, and responsible citizenship.
At Allentown Central Catholic, musicians, vocalists, actors, graphic designers, and artists are given the opportunity to showcase their talents. From art class to theatrical productions to concerts, ACCHS's love for creativity shines. Our fine arts curriculum helps to provide each student with a full range of study that keeps our students involved and engaged.
Art Classes - Art Appreciation, Art 1 and 2, Art 3, Multimedia Design, and Video Production 1 and 2.
Art Clubs and Activities – Art Club, Yearbook, Choir, Color Guard, Concert Band, Dance Team, Drama Club, Jazz Ensemble, Spring Musical, and Marching Band.
Foreign Languages Offered - Spanish and French
ACCHS sports teams are dedicated to fostering a competitive spirit which emphasizes dedication, discipline, school and team pride, respect for one's self as well as for teammates, coaches, opponents and officials.
Most sports are offered at three levels – Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity – giving athletes of all ages and abilities an opportunity to showcase their talents. More than 60 percent of ACCHS students participate in interscholastic sports and intramural play within the school community. Students can also participate in our athletic programs as student trainers and managers.
Over the years, ACCHS athletic programs have enjoyed great success due to the dedicated efforts of the students and coaches. Along with numerous championships won at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, county, and state level, many of our athletes graduate with an opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.
Athletic Programs include:
Advanced Placement Offerings:
AP English Language AP Calculus AB
AP English Literature AP Calculus BC
AP US History AP Physics 1
AP Government/Politics AP Physics 2
AP Statistics AP Spanish
*Additional AP courses are available through our Virtual High School program; vhslearning.org
Credit Offerings through DeSales University:
Foundations of Theology ACCHS - H Theology 4
Economics ACCHS - H Economics & Government
Composition & Research ACCHS - H English 4
Calculus 1 ACCHS - H Calculus
Biology 1 & 2 ACCHS- H Biology 2
Allentown Central Catholic offers a large variety of honor courses to students who are above average in ability and who can achieve success in a challenging area of study. These honor courses form the nucleus of our Honors Program.
Accelerated Math Program:
ACCHS offers an accelerated math program opportunity during the summer for students who have demonstrated the ability and meet the criteria to enroll in one of our three calculus courses in their senior year.
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute:
LCTI is an option for students in grades 10,11, or 12. In addition to participating in a program at LCTI students would need to be enrolled in the following courses at ACCHS.
We will work with any student interested on an individual basis to create a schedule that allows them to be a member of our school community and have the LCTI experience. Programs offered through LCTI can be found at https://www.lcti.org/
ACCHS partners with Virtual High School Global Consortium (VHS Learning). VHS Learning is a non-profit international collaboration of public and private schools from the United States and many other countries. It offers junior and senior students high-quality online courses and provides professional development for online teachers. The program has been internationally recognized as a model for K-12 online education.
Career Pathways and Programs:
Allentown Central Catholic offers a variety of Career Pathways including Project Lead the Way Engineering, Comp TIA Academy for IT Careers, Film and Production, Business and Accounting, as well as Science, Math, Social Studies, and English programs.
Academic Achievement Center
To provide academic assistance to the students of Allentown Central Catholic High School the Academic Achievement Center (AAC) has been developed. Students with documented significant learning challenges/concerns(i.e. IEP/504) come to AAC to further develop study skills, organizational skills, time management skills and to work on individual learning needs. These skills are imperative for students to achieve academic success at the high school and collegiate levels so that they may attain gainful employment. Students meet with an Academic Achievement Center Teacher once a week.
A full time College Admissions Counselor works with students during their junior and senior years to assist them with the college application process.
Every Junior takes a Junior Seminar Class as a minor, it meets once a week and focuses on the college application process (college lists, letters of recommendation, the common app, college application essay, etc).
Use of Naviance - an American college and career readiness software provider that partners with high schools to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools.
School Counselors facilitate classroom presentations to provide knowledge and resources regarding career research as well as Individual student meetings to help encourage career exploration.
Every year ACCHS students are recognized for their outstanding achievements in our student clubs including: Scholastic Scrimmage, Science Olympiad, PJAS, Biology Olympics, Model UN, Mock Trial, Debate Team, and many others.
Each year ACCHS athletics teams earn multiple league and district titles. We have a strong legacy of state championships, including three (Boys’ Basketball, Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Soccer) in the two most recent school years. In addition, ACCHS athletes are frequently recognized as some of the top athletes in the area and in the state.
Our creative and performing art students are recognized with various awards including, Freddy Nominations and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
Allentown Central Catholic is recognized Blue Ribbon “School of Excellence.”
301 North 4th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18102, United States
Mrs. Cara Meskill, Director of Admissions ext 148