School Profile

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3091North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239

Phone: (513) 741-3000 | Fax: (513) 741-2666

Website: www.LasalleHS.net | CEEB Code: 361021

Administrative Staff: Aaron Marshall, Principal; Dave Volk, Assistant Principal

School Counselors: Tom Doerger, Erika Miller, Eric Giordano

La Salle High School is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

2016-2017 School Profile

La Salle High School was part of a large expansion program of secondary schools of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Archbishop Carl J. Alter of Cincinnati asked the Christian Brothers of the St. Louis Province to establish and staff the new school. Groundbreaking for La Salle High School was on March 1, 1959 with the first graduating class occurring in 1964. La Salle High School, accredited by Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association, member of NCEA, and a Lasallian education institution affiliated with the Midwest District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, is a selective, college preparatory high school primarily serving the north and west areas of Cincinnati, OH with approximately 675 young men in grades nine through twelve. The majority of the students come from Catholic grade schools with others from public and private junior high and middle schools. The school operates on a four day block rotation consisting of six classes ranging from 50 to 80 minutes per day.

Mission Statement

As a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition, La Salle High School prepares young men to achieve their full potential in body, mind, and spirit.

Vision Statement

Students will be guided to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Class of 2016

  • 158 Graduates
  • $18,100,000 in college scholarships and grants offered ($114,557 avg/per student)
  • 29,035 Christian Service Hours accumulated by the graduate (184 avg/per student)
  • 98% of the graduates pursued a four-year post-secondary education
  • 2 graduates are serving our country in the United States Military
  • 7 National Merit recognized students: 1 National Merit Scholar, 2 National Merit Semifinalists, and 4 National Merit Commended Students

Class of 2017

  • 189 Seniors
  • 99% will pursue higher education
  • All students will graduate with 60+ hours of Christian service
  • All students will complete a Senior Servant Leadership Declaration
  • All students will participate in a service immersion trip, be a Kairos leader, participate in a Called to Serve Retreat, or be a leader for freshman or sophomore day of renewal

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 60 Christian service hours is required outside of regular school hours. For the class of 2017, a total of twenty-eight and one-quarter credits (28.25) are required for graduation. For the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020, a total of twenty-five (25) credits are required for graduation, including the following:

Religion

4 credits

Mathematics

4 credits

English

4 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

Science

3 credits

Foreign Language

2 consecutive credits

Fine Arts1 credit
Physical Education0.5 credits
Health0.5 credits
Ethics and Computer Literacy0.5 credits

Grade Point Average (GPA)

La Salle uses the following method for determining unweighted & weighted GPA:

Unweighted GPA Scale:

90%-100% = 4.00

82% = 2.88

74% = 1.80

89% = 3.86

81% = 2.75

73% = 1.60

88% = 3.71

80% = 2.63

72% = 1.40

87% = 3.57

79% = 2.50

71% = 1.20

86% = 3.43

78% = 2.38

70% = 1.00

85% = 3.29

77% = 2.25

≤69% = 0.00

84% = 3.14

76% = 2.13

83% = 3.00

75% = 2.00

Weighted GPA Scale:

For weighted GPA calculations, College Board AP and College Credit Plus courses are based on a 5.0 scale; Honors courses are based on a 4.5 scale; and all other courses with numerical grades are based on the 4.0 scale.

Grade Indication

A = 90 – 100% indicates outstanding work

B = 83 – 89% indicates above average work.

C = 75 – 82% indicates average work.

D = 70 – 74% indicates below average and unsatisfactory academic work.

F= <70% is considered a failing grade and indicates that the student does less work than the minimum required in class.

Academic Programs and Course Levels

Lasallian Scholars Institute (LSI): LSI is a four-year program designed to challenge high-performing students. Students will experience extensive career and college pathway exposure through experiential, company-sponsored and college-facilitated learning. LSI adds to the rigorous academics of its students and connects their academic learning to their futures. LSI students directly interact with business professionals in high-growth industries such as Informational Technology and Management, Healthcare, Global Business, and Engineering through a specialized curriculum of nearly 200 business-led seminars including field visits, project management, and real-world challenges and presentations to business professionals.

Student Support Services Program: This program provides specialized support as well as a smaller student-teacher ratio for students with gaps in their educational background and/or documented educational disabilities with the goal for the students to obtain the skills necessary to be successful in college.

De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute (DLSFI): The De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute is an innovative leadership development program. It is at the center of student life as it is webbed in the curriculum, student activities, athletics, and campus ministry. DLSFI focuses on the five pillars: Faith, Community, Service, Leadership, and Scholarship and challenges each student both in and out of class to grow into a servant leader.

Honors and Advanced Placement (HP & AP): Rigorous courses, some of which are Advanced Placement courses or college-credit courses. These courses are designed for students who excel greatly and pursue the highest achievement of academic success. The following AP courses are offered at La Salle: English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, Human Geography, Physics (Mechanics), Chemistry, Biology, Spanish Language, French Language, Latin, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics.

Advanced College Preparatory (ACP): Accelerated courses aimed to prepare students to excel in college.

College Preparatory (CP): Courses geared to provide students with the skills necessary for collegiate success. Within the College Preparatory academic level, there are two internally designated classifications: CP1 and CP2.

General: Courses which prioritize general core content (e.g. some non-leveled courses, physical education, non-high school remedial courses).

Class of 2016 Test Score Results

ACT

(96% of the students tested)

Average Composite ACT Score:

National: 21

La Salle 25

CEEB code: 361021

SAT

(54% of the students tested)

Average Critical Reading Score:

National: 495

La Salle: 549

Average Mathematics Score:

National: 511

La Salle: 552

Average Writing Score:

National: 484

La Salle: 503

College and University Acceptances

Listed below are the educational institutions where our 2012-2016 graduates have been accepted:


Alabama A & M University

Allegheny College

Anderson University

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Institute of Ohio

Ashland University

Auburn University

Baldwin-Wallace University

Ball State University

Baylor University

Bellarmine University

Bluffton University

Boston College

Bowling Green State University

Brown University

Butler University

Capital University

Case Western Reserve University

Central State University

Centre College

Christian Brothers University

Cincinnati State College

Clemson University

Cleveland Art Institute

Cleveland State University

Coastal Carolina

College of Charleston

Coppin State University

Daytona State University

DePaul University

DePauw University

Duke University

East Tennessee State University

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Michigan University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida State University

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franklin College

Full Sail University

George Washington University

Georgetown University

Hampton University

Harvard University

Hawaii Pacific University

Heidelberg University

Indiana University

John Carroll University

Johns Hopkins University

Kent State University

Kenyon College

Kings College

La Salle University

Lake Erie College

Lindsey Wilson College

Lourdes College

Loyola University

Marietta College

Marquette University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mercer University

Miami University

Michigan State University

Morehead State University

Mount St. Joseph University

Muskingham College

North Greenville University

Northern Kentucky University

Northwestern University

Notre Dame College

Oberlin College

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Northern University

Ohio State University

Ohio University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Olivet Nazarene College

Otterbein College

Penn State University

Purdue University

Robert Morris College

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Saint Louis University

Shawnee State University

St. Johns University

St. Joseph College

Stanford University

Thomas More College

Trine University

University of Akron

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

University of Buffalo

University of Central Florida

University of Cincinnati

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Dayton

University of Findlay

University of Georgia

University of Illinois

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

University of Maryland

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of Mississippi

University of North Carolina

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of South Carolina

University of South Florida

University of Tennessee

University of Toledo

University of Virginia

University of Washington

University of West Virginia

University of Wisconsin

U.S. Air Force Academy U.S. Military Academy

Valdosta State University

Valparaiso University

Vanderbilt University

Wabash University

Wake Forest University

Washington University

Western Michigan University

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wilmington College

Wittenberg College

Wofford University

Wright State University

Xavier University

Yale University

Youngstown State University

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