Curriculum

In the De La Salle classroom, you will find dynamic teachers that inspire young minds to grow and develop. From eighth to twelfth grade, our faculty presents a comprehensive college model academic program that challenges students to reach their full potential.

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School and the State of Louisiana
  • Deemed a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education
  • Offers a college preparatory program of studies with multiple level courses to provide flexibility for individual differences and abilities.
  • The faculty is comprised of experienced and highly qualified teachers: 60% of faculty hold advanced degrees.
  • Advanced Placement Accreditation
  • Graduates earn 32 high school credits
  • Average Class Size: 24

The De La Salle curriculum follows a college model and is anchored by a 90-minute class schedule for each semester. Our curriculum is an intensive approach to learning and incorporating active student participation.

Academic Curriculum

8th Grade (8 Total Credits) 8th Grade Honors (8 Total Credits)
Language Arts* Language Arts Honors
Pre-Algebra Algebra I Honors
Earth Science Biology Honors
World Geography Latin I Honors
Religion Religion
Band or String Orchestra Band or String Orchestra
Physical Education / Health
 

9th Grade (8 Total Credits) 9th Grade (8 Total Credits)
English I* English I Honors
Algebra I* Algebra I Honors or Geometry Honors
Biology Biology Honors
Western Civilization Western Civilization Honors
Religion I Latin II Honors
Physical Education / Health Religion I
Physical Education / Health
 

10th Grade (8 Total Credits) 10th Grade Honors (8 Total Credits)
English II English II Honors
Geometry Geometry Honors or Algebra II Honors
Physical Science Physical Science Honors or Chemistry Honors
World History AP World History*
Religion II Religion II
Spanish I or French I Latin II H or Fine Arts
Fine Arts Physical Education (as needed)
Physical Education / Health (as needed)
 

11th Grade (8 Total Credits) 11th Grade Honors (8 Total Credits)
English III English III Honors
Algebra II Pre-Calculus Honors
US History AP US History*
Chemistry Chemistry Honors or Physics
Spanish II or French II Religion III
Religion III Electives** (2 Credits -see below)
Electives** (2 Credits -see below)  Art I or Art II
 

12th Grade (8 Total Credits) 12th Grade Honors (8 Total Credits)
English IV English IV H / AP English*
Pre-Calculus Calculus Honors* or AP Calculus
Civics AP Government
Physics or Environmental Science Biology II H or AP Biology
Religion IV Religion IV
Electives** (3 credits -see below) Art I or Art II



* Signifies a two-semester course

** Electives include certain courses listed above as designed for upperclassmen, such as Earth Science and World Geography; electives may change from year to year, but they generally include the following courses:

ACT Prep
Band
Business Communications
Languages (ex. Spanish IV)
Art (I, II, III, and IV)
Theatre
Sociology
Speech
Robotics
Dual Enrollment (LSU) Math
Publications (I and II)
Teacher Intern
String Orchestra
Study Skills
Athletic PE

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