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JTHS Summer Academy

Joliet Township High School is hosting FREE Summer Academies for future JTHS students going in to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.  The summer programs engage young students in fun projects centered around early exposure to the five JTHS Career Academies and career exploration.  A variety of programs will be available with topics ranging from cooking, photography, STEM, medical exploration, chess, and more. 

Save the Date - 2019!! 
Each summer academy will run for one week, Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., during the weeks of July 8-July 25 2019.  Academy programs are held at Joliet Central or Joliet West, depending upon the academy for which the student is registered.  Students may sign up for multiple 1-week programs to gain exposure to various academies and careers.  A t-shirt is provided to all academy participants. 

For the musically inclined, fine arts music programs will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  There is no cost to attend the music programs.

Registration opening in the Spring! Limited spots will be available and are anticipated to fill quickly for the no-cost academies.  Registration will be granted on a first come, first served basis. For online registration assistance, please contact Yolanda Hossack at or (815) 727- 6800.

Additional Information

  • Online registration

    • If you are unable to access the online registration, please call Yolanda Hossack at 815-727-6800 to register over the phone.

  • Transportation   

    • Transportation is not provided for the summer academy

    • Dropping off your student (teachers will meet their students at the entrance)
      • Central campus:  Parents/Guardians should turn onto Herkimer Street from Cass Street and proceed south towards main entrance.  Students may be dropped off at Door E and enter through the main entrance.
      • West campus: Main entrance at door #1 located at the corner of Glenwood and Larkin

    • Picking up your student (teachers will bring down their students to the entrance)
      • Central campus:  Teachers will bring students to the main entrance where they will exit to Herkimer Street/Staff Lot E.  Parents/Guardians may park on Herkimer Street and in Staff Lot E to pick-up their student.
      • West campus: Cafeteria entrance at door #5 located off Glenwood Avenue


  • T-shirts will be provided to all summer academy attendees and students are expected to wear them each day of the program. Please have your student dress comfortably and wear gym shoes if possible as they will be working with equipment in the lab classrooms.

  • Healthy Snacks will be provided to all summer academy attendees; students are encouraged to bring a water bottle for the day.

  • Students attending the morning AND afternoon band/choir session at Joliet Central will be provided lunch from 12-1pm and supervised during this time.