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 experience and highly qualified teachers: 60% of faculty hold advanced degrees.
  • Advanced Placement Accreditation
  • Graduates earn 32 high school credits
  • Average Class Size: 24
  • Student-Computer Ratio 4:1

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 H*
Pre-Algebra Algebra I H*
Earth Science Physical Science H
World Geography Latin I H
Religion Religion
Band Band
Physical Education / Health
 

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

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

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

12th Grade (8 Total Credits) 12th Grade Honors (8 Total Credits)
English IV English IV H / AP English*
Advanced Math Advanced Math H or Calculus 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) Electives** (number needed to get 8 credits)



* 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:

Band
Languages (ex. Spanish IV)
Art (I, II, III, and IV)
Theatre
Sociology
Speech
Publications (I and II)
Teacher Intern
Orchestra Strings
Study Skills
Athletic PE
Capstone Independent Study

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