Earn your sport pilot license

St. John’s Northwestern Academies partners with Wisconsin Aviation out of Watertown to offer our students the incredible opportunity to earn their pilot’s license! Students who take the SJNA Ground School course will earn a .5 STEM honors elective credit.

Click HERE to learn more about SJNA’s Aviation Instructor, Dr. Charles Allen Sr.

Dr. Charles Allen, Sr.

Click HERE for the Private Pilot Ground School Syllabus.

Training Requirements

1. Pass the FAA Private Pilot written exam with a minimum passing score of 70%. (SJNA’s 15-week course prepares students for this requirement).
2. Minimum of 40 hours of flight instruction (20 hours of which is dual instruction).
3. Pass an oral exam with a designated FAA examiner.
4. Pass a flight exam administered by a designated FAA examiner. (This requirement is completed with the student receiving flight instruction through Wisconsin Aviation at locations in Juneau (Dodge County Municipal Airport), Madison Truax Airport, or Watertown Municipal Airport).
5. Be at least 17 years old.


The cost for our ground school cohort is $1,500 for the one semester course. NOTE: All flight training at Wisconsin Aviation will be billed separately and paid directly to Wisconsin Aviation.

For more information, please call the Academic Office at 262-646-7126 or email academicoffice@sjnacademies.org.