Roncalli Prep

Roncalli Prep Grade 8 at Pope John High School


Academically advanced students often find that middle school academic programs lack challenge for them. This program is designed for students currently in grade 7 who are ready for advanced academic work in Humanities, Algebra, Science, Spanish and Computer Technology. Students are also eligible to participate in Pope John’s extracurricular activities such as athletics, theater, and other after school clubs.

This program is limited to 18 students.


  • Program application form and teacher recommendation
  • Current academic, discipline, and attendance record (Grades 6 & 7)
  • In person interview at PJHS (required)
    The interview will help determine whether a student is prepared academically and socio-emtionally to thrive in the Roncalli Prep program.


  • Strong academic preparation for high school
  • Enroll in additional Advanced Placement (AP) courses in grades 11 & 12
  • Participate in high school extracurricular activities including athletics, drama, school newspaper, mathematics team, yearbook, and campus ministry
  • PJHS provided Google Chromebooks to each student enrolled in the program