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Graduation Requirements

Credit Requirements

To earn a diploma from La Salle Prep, students must:
  • Earn a minimum of 24 credits
  • Meet all subject requirements (listed below)
  • Take a minimum of six academic courses each semester
  • Make up any course, required or elective, that they fail for a semester
 
 

 

Subject Requirements

  • Religious Studies (4 credits)
    Students take religious studies every semester they attend La Salle Prep.
  • Physical Education/Health (2 credits)
    Students are required to take Health 1 during their freshman year and Health 2 their sophomore year.  Students may choose from elective PE offerings to fulfill their 1.0 PE credit requirement.  
  • English (4 credits)
    Students must complete English 1, English 2 (or Honors), English 3 (or AP), and English 4 (or AP).
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
    Students must complete three years of mathematics at the Algebra 1 level or higher through Algebra 2 at La Salle Prep. Students who enter La Salle's math program as 9th graders at an advanced level are still required to complete three years of mathematics to meet the graduation requirement. 
  • Social Studies (3 credits)
    Students are required to complete World History 1, World History 2, US History (or AP US History), US Government (or AP US Government) and Economics.
  • Science (3 credits)
    Students must complete three years of Science including Physics (or M), Chemistry (or Honors), and Biology (or AP).  Several AP and elective courses are offered in Science as well.  
  • World Language (2 credits)
    Students must complete two years of different levels of the same world language at La Salle Prep. Students who enter La Salle as 9th graders at an advanced level of world language must still complete two years of different levels of the same world language at La Salle. 
  • Fine Arts (1 credit)
    Students are required to complete at least one year in the Fine Arts. Fine Arts include the dramatic, visual, and performing arts (vocal and instrumental).
  • Speech/Communications (0.5 credit)
    Students are required to complete a 0.5 speech/communication credit. This credit can be satisfied by several classes offered at La Salle including Speech and Debate, Contemporary World Affairs, Journalism, Introduction to Theater Arts and Introduction to Computer Science.  More information about the courses that count for Speech/Communication credit can be found in the Course Catalog.
  • Service Learning is integrated into the curriculum of each grade level. Students must meet the service-learning requirement each year to successfully move forward.
 
Courses Taken Prior to 9th Grade
La Salle does not grant high school credit for a course taken prior to the 9th grade unless the course was taken as a high school credit and is documented on an official accredited high school transcript.
 
Courses taken outside of La Salle Prep During a Student's Enrollment at La Salle
Students must receive approval from the vice principal for academics prior to enrollment in off-campus studies to have these courses reflected on their transcript. La Salle does not grant credit for work done outside of a classroom setting (music lessons, athletics, etc.).