Introduction

GENERAL INFORMATION

Mission Statement: La Salle High School

The mission of La Salle High School is a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition, preparing 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.

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

This curriculum guide has been prepared to assist you in planning your years at La Salle High School. Consideration has been given to individual differences in interest, abilities, and future objectives. The resources of the school and community are available to help you achieve your goals.

Course Selection

Students should confer with their teacher(s) and counselor(s) regarding the choice of subjects for the next school year. Parental approval is requested for final course selection. Final scheduling of course offerings for the current school year will be determined by the student enrollment/optioning process. Insufficient student enrollment in a specific course may result in course cancellation.

Graduation Credit Requirements for Class of 2023

A minimum of 25 credits are required for graduation class of 2023 including the following

Religion                      4 Credits

English                        4 Credits

Math                           4 Credits

Social Studies             3 Credits

Science                       3 Credits

Fine Arts                     1 Credit

Physical Education     .5 Credit

Health                         .5 Credit

Academic Placement and Course Levels

La Salle is a college preparatory high school that is comprehensive in nature.  Courses are assigned levels; students are placed by the school's professional staff in these courses according to the following criteria:

·        Honors and Advanced Placement (HP & AP):  Rigorous courses - some of which are Advanced Placement courses or college credit courses through either an articulation arrangement between La Salle and various universities or post-secondary option opportunities.  These courses are designed for students who excel greatly and pursue the highest achievement of academic success.

·        Advanced College Prep (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.  

An adjustment in the level of courses being taken by a student may be initiated through the recommendation of his teacher(s) or counselor.

 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

La Salle uses the following method for determining GPA and Grade Indication:

Unweighted GPA Scale:

90%-100% = 4.00

89% = 3.86

88% = 3.71

87% = 3.57

86% = 3.43

85% = 3.29

84% = 3.14

83% = 3.00

82% = 2.88

81% = 2.75

80% = 2.63

79% = 2.50

78% = 2.38

77% = 2.25

76% = 2.13

75% = 2.00

74% = 1.80

73% = 1.60

72% = 1.40

71% = 1.20

70% = 1.00

≤69% = 0.00

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.

 

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.