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.
Students will be guided to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.
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.
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 2020 and beyond
A minimum of 25 credits are required for graduation class of 2020 and beyond, 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
Computer Literacy .5 Credit
A minimum of 60 Christian service hours is required outside of regular school hours.
All students must participate in Kairos Retreat as a Junior; and 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 in their Senior Year.
All students must take the following end of course exams:
- Algebra I
- American History
- American Government
- English I
- English II
And meet one of the following testing requirements:
1. Earn a cumulative passing score on seven end-of-course exams. The scores will be set by the State Board of Education.
2. Earn a “remediation-free” score on a nationally recognized college admission exam such as ACT or SAT. The state of Ohio will pay for all 11th grade students to take the exam free of charge on a given date during the school year.
Students studying Advanced Placement (AP),may take assessments aligned to those course in lieu of end-of-course exams to avoid double testing.
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
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.