Access to the Future

See how SJNA is staying ahead of the ever-changing technological landscape, and preparing the future leaders in the workforce of tomorrow.

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Welcome to a new E.R.A.

St. John's Northwestern Academies leads the charge when it comes to offering a state of the art learning experience. The Engineering Robotics & Aviation (ERA) program stands alone, and our 12-1 student to teacher ratio ensures an intimate learning experience. SJNA gives students the opportunity to earn their private pilots license, engage in our strong robotics and cyber-security programs and a first of its kind drone program.

Leaders of Tomorrow's Workforce



SJNA now offers a first of its kind drone program that allows students to pilot, record, and earn a certified commercial drone pilot license. SJNA's personal drone instructor guides students through photography, video and career skills in the field.

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E.R.A. Lab

In the 2023-24 academic year, upgrades have continued on the Engineering Robotics & Aviation Lab which features custom designer work-stations that will be the envy of any STEM lab!


Cyber Security

Based on the cutting edge leadership from Nick Chaillan, SJNA's cyber security program sets our students up with an incredible foundation in this ever growing sector.


Aviation Science

Students at SJNA are offered the chance to earn their private pilot license during their schooling, and are exposed to a multitude of career options in the aviation field.

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Making it Happen


Welcome to the Future: SJNA & Artificial Intelligence

St. John’s Northwestern Academies staff and students were treated to an enlightening presentation on artificial intelligence in the business world by JD Ackley.

Ackley, a leader in the industry, has worked in the technology sector for over 20 years and leads a business unit focused on delivering AI solutions for businesses.


ARCOA Sets SJNA Students Up for Success

St. John’s Northwestern Academies was the beneficiary of an amazing donation of technology and other items from the ARCOA Group.

Located in Waukegan, Illinois, ARCOA Group is an enthusiastic supporter of SJNA. This dedication was demonstrated as they delivered over $50,000 worth of Interactive Smart Boards and other IT devices.

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Meet the Staff: Melissa Steffens - Drone Instructor

St. John’s Northwestern Academies drone instructor recently passed her FAA Part 107 Exam, and is a Certified Commercial Drone Pilot.

With this certification, SJNA students now have the access to take the exam as well opening future career options and many doors for our drone students.


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