COVID-19 Update

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"

Message From Sr. Veronica

Cor Jesu Academy’s top priority is the safety, health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. We are continuing to monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization and the St. Louis County Health Department regarding the coronavirus. We will share updates on this page as they become available.

May we place our trust in the Lord and ask for guidance, patience and understanding during this time of uncertainty in our world.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we believe in your love for us.
Blessed Clelia, pray for us.

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated March 27)

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

Career, College and Wellness Center Information

Personal & Wellness Counseling Services

Some words of advice from our personal wellness counselors:
Encourage your daughter to temper her expectations of how much can be done in one sitting. Remind her to stay hydratedmove her bodyget outside, and unplug from social media from time to time. It’s also good for her to do what she can to stay connected socially...this could be through texting, FaceTime, Zoom, whatever works for her!  It’s amazing how much of a difference that can make for all our spirits.   
Our wellness counselors will be available to our students via email and Zoom appointments.  They will also continue to send communications regularly to the students with tips for de-stressing and managing anxiety during this time. They will also send some light-hearted silliness to help them feel connected. Please see the information below if you’d like to reach out to one of our counselors:
Laura Gantner (Class of 2023, last names M-Z; all other classes L-Z)
Cassie Galmiche (Class of 2023, last names A-L; all other classes A-K)
Our counselors cannot respond to crisis situations remotely. If you or someone else may be in danger, please use the following resources:

 For mental health crises:
 For domestic abuse/neglect situations:
 MO Department of Mental Health COVID-19 Resources
→ Annie’s Hope (Center for Grieving Kids)
College Counseling
The college counselors have already sent timely information to students by class and will continue to share updates as they become available. Know that they are also available by email.

Junior college meetings may be set up by appointment 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Zoom or, if you prefer, by phone. Note, parents and students must both be present for junior college meetings.   
To schedule meetings or ask further questions, please contact:
Pam Hopkins (Class of 2023, last names A-L; all other classes A-K)
Teresa Zielonko (Class of 2023, last names M-Z; all other classes L-Z)
Career Counseling and Exploration
Deadlines for the Summer Engineering Experience (SEE), our new Summer Business Experience (SBE) and the RubinBrown and Watlow Scholars internships have been extended through the end of April.  At this time, we are proceeding with these programs as planned. Your daughter can register or apply at any time by emailing the specific program form and permission slip, available at directly to me. Information regarding interviews for internship applicants will be sent directly to applicants next month. For general questions regarding career or CCW departmental information, please don’t hesitate to contact Cynthia Wilhelm at

AP Exams and College Credit Class Information

AP Exam Information
AP exams will go on, but will only be on 75% of the material that is usually on the exam. This would be on material through mid-March, when schools went virtual. AP exams will be given online – they will not be given in the schools. You will need to make sure you can log in to the College Board account you created earlier. If you cannot get in, you must contact the College Board for help at (888)-225-5427 or
The exam schedule will be out by April 3. Cor Jesu will send this out to our students. Other items to note include:
  • Traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place. Students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. 
  • Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.
If you choose to drop any of your AP exams this year, AP has now waived the $40 drop fee. If you would like to drop your AP exam, please email Sr. Susan Marie Krupp at and let her know which exam(s) you would like to drop. To access all the information about this year’s exams, click here.
1818 ACC SLU Courses
From now until April 5, St. Louis University’s 1818 program is re-opening registration this semester to give credit to students that originally planned to just take the course for AP, but have since changed their mind due to the pandemic. If you want to register now to get credit for the course you are already taking, visit the registration page for SLU at If you are already enrolled this semester and want to add on a course, you may go into your account and add courses.    
ACP UMSL Courses
UMSL will also be re-opening for registration if you would now like credit in a course that you’ve been in this semester. Click here to login to your UMSL account.   Here is the schedule for you to register to get credit from UMSL from classes first (if it’s a year-long course) and second semester that you may now want credit for due to AP changing. 
March 30 – April 5: re-open enrollment for Fall Semester 2019
April 6 – April 8: parents and contacts give approval for Fall Semester 2019
April 7 – April 10: ACP office confirms and feeds all Fall Semester 2019 enrollments from this period
April 13 – April 19: re-open enrollment for Spring Semester 2020
April 20 – April 22: parents and contacts give approval for Spring Semester 2020
April 21 – April 24: ACP office confirms and feeds all Spring Semester 2020 enrollments from this period
If you have any difficulty, call the ACP UMSL office at 314-516-6886 and they can walk you through it or help you get into your account. 

Cor Jesu Contacts

Questions about particular symptoms presented by students or family members should be directed to the family’s primary care physician. 

If you have any questions relating to our policies and procedures, please feel free to contact Interim President/Principal Sr. Veronica Beato, ASCJ ’74 at or (314) 842-1546 ext. 111.

For media inquiries, please contact our Director of Marketing and Social Media, Colleen Barry at or (314) 842-4429 x118.

Ways to View Sunday Mass

While the Archdiocese has suspended public Masses, here are some ways that you can still view Sunday Mass in your home:

WRBU ch. 46 (ION) at 5:30 a.m.
KTVI ch. 2.2 at 9:00 a.m.
AT&T U-Verse ch. 46 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.
Charter ch. 7 (ION) & 79 (ION) at 8:30 a.m.
DirecTV ch. 46 & 305 at 8:30 a.m.
Dish ch. 46 & 216 at 8:30 a.m.
Fox (digital channel only Charter: 88 antenna: 2.2) at 9:00 am
EWTN 7:00 am (live) or 11:00 am (encore)

Many parishes are also live streaming their Masses.  Please check your parish website for details.  You may also stream Sunday and daily Masses from the following sites:

Talking to Children

If you are a parent interested in learning how to speak with your children of varying ages about difficult news, visit the American Psychological Association website for guidance.

Help Support Businesses

We invite you to support businesses owned by alumnae, parents and other members of the CJA community.  Click on the link below to view a list of businesses with CJ connections you may help #ChargeOn during this time.