Student Handbook: I – General Information About De La Salle

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SECTION I
GENERAL INFORMATION
ABOUT DE LA SALLE



MISSION STATEMENT

De La Salle High School, located on St. Charles Avenue in uptown New Orleans, is a private, Catholic co-educational school which serves students in grades eight through twelve.

De La Salle High School is a dynamic, innovative, Catholic school preparing young people for college, career, and life in a global community associated for the Lasallian mission.

 

Our Mission is successful when our students:

• Understand, respect, and accept themselves and others;

• Understand what they believe and demonstrate a healthy, positive, and productive value system;

• Demonstrate a sense of responsibility for the common good while recognizing the value of diversity;

• Think logically and critically, and communicate effectively in both oral and written form;

• Develop their talents in service to school, church, and society;

• Become people of faith and prayer with clear spiritual values;

• Take personal pride in De La Salle High School and carry the Lasallian spirit with them into their adult life;

• Maintain physical fitness and mental health.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SCHOOL

De La Salle High School is a private Catholic high school for boys and girls, grades eight through twelve, affiliated with and according to the standards of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their colleagues.

ACCREDITATIONS

Louisiana State Department of Education
AdvancED Accreditation Commission/
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)


MEMBERSHIPS

Regional Conference of Christian Brothers
National Catholic Education Association
Archdiocese of New Orleans
Louisiana High School Athletic Association

NON-DISCRIMINATORY STATEMENT

De La Salle High School reiterates its non-discriminatory policy defined as one which admits students of any race to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available at this school, and further meaning, specifically but not exclusively, a policy of making no discrimination on the basis of race in administration of education policies, application for admission, or scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and extracurricular activities.

ADMINISTRATION

President
Michael A. Giambelluca

Principal
Mr. Paul J. Kelly (’83)

Executive Vice President of Advancement and Athletic Director
Mr. Anthony R. Bonura (‘86)

Senior Director of Operations and Innovation
Mr. J. P. Garnier

Dean of Students
Mr. Christopher Perrone

ADMISSIONS

All admissions to De La Salle High School are for one year at a time. At any time, the school administration reserves the right to refuse admission to former students.

De La Salle High School adheres to the Catholic High School Admission Process set forth by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

All initial admissions are made through the Admissions Office. Initial admission involves the following steps:

  1. Completing and submitting the De La Salle Application Form along with the application fee.
  2. Having the applicant’s present school forward to the Office of Admissions an up-to-date academic transcript (including any standardized test scores).
  3. Once the Application Form, application fee, and academic transcript have been received, an interview
    will be set up with the Director of Admissions, the applicant, and the student’s parents/guardians.
  4. Following acceptance, the following documents must be on file with De La Salle at the time of registration:
    1. The final, complete and official transcript from the previous school,
    2. copy of the birth certificate,
    3. copy of immunization records,
    4. copy of Social Security Card.
    5. all documentation will be held confidentially and securely.
  5. International students must submit some proof of English proficiency.
  6. Because De La Salle students are drug-tested, transfer students (a student is considered a transfer when he/she enters De La Salle after the start of his/her ninth grade year at De La Salle) will be tested, at their cost, as part of the admissions procedure, prior to their final acceptance. Any transfer student who tests positive for drugs will not be admitted to De La Salle.

Although the Admissions Committee makes a recommendation to the Principal regarding the admittance of a potential De La Salle student, the final decision to admit a student lies solely with the Principal.

NOTE: For every year that a student is enrolled in De La Salle, the student ordinarily must live with and be responsible to a parent or legal guardian who is at least 21 years of age.


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