High School (9 - 12 Grade)

SCCS is a college preparatory high school offering the TOPS University Diploma for college-bound students. Our goal is to make sure our graduates have the academic skills and all-around confidence they need to thrive in and complete college.  In order to meet the needs of all students, we provide rigorous course offerings including advanced placement, dual enrollment and ACT preparation.

 

A TOPS University Diploma ensures that students going to four-year colleges have taken a true college preparatory curriculum while in high school and have every chance possible to receive TOPS. In addition, this curriculum provides a solid foundation to pursue all post-secondary options.

 

Graduation Requirements


CREDITS EARNED

The state of Louisiana requires students to earn a minimum of 24 Carnegie units/credits to graduate from High School with a TOPS University Diploma. If a student does not pass each individual course that is on their schedule, he/she is in danger of not graduating on time or will need to make-up course credits.  

Units

College/TOPS University Diploma

4

English (English I, English II, English III, English IV or AP English IV)

4

Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Mathematics or DE Advanced Math)

4

Science (Biology, Chemistry and at least two of the following Physical Science, Environmental Science, Earth Science, and Physics)

4

Social Studies (World Geography, Civics, US History, and World History)

2

Spanish I and Spanish II

1

Art

½

Health Education

1 ½

PE

3

Other Elective Credits

24

Total

Testing Requirements

LEAP 2025 Test

Must pass with an Approaching Basic or Above in each category:

Algebra I OR Geometry
English I OR English II
Biology OR US History

 

Students enrolled in a course for which there is a LEAP 2025 High School test must take the test (Bulletin 741, Section 2318). The LEAP 2025 High School test score will count for 30% of the student’s final grade for the course.

ACT –All 11th grade students in LA public schools take a mandatory FREE ACT test in March.  ACT scores and GPA determine eligibility for dual enrollment, college admissions, and various levels of the TOPS scholarship.  For updated information on TOPS, go to towww.myLOSFA.LA.gov/students-parents/scholarships-grants.  To learn more about ACT or to register for national test dates, go to www.actstudent.org.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the Individual Graduation Plan for College 

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AP, Honors & Dual Enrollment


SCCS offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (DE) Courses:

  • AP Language & Comp / English III
  • AP Calculus AB
  • Advanced Math – College Algebra (DE)
  • Advanced Math – Probability & Statistics (DE)
  • Advanced Math – Trigonometry & Calculus (DE)
  • Chemistry (DE)
  • World History (DE)

SCCS offers the following Honors Classes:

  • Algebra II Honors
  • Physics Honors

GRADING SCALE FOR AP, HONORS, and DE

All AP, Honors, and DE Classes are designated courses in which an expanded grading scale is used.

School Grading Scale          Expanded Grading Scale

93% - 100%        A                 90% - 100%         A

85% -   92%        B                 80% -   89%         B

75% -   84%        C                 70% -   79%         C

67% -   74%        D                 60% -   69%         D

0 % -   66%         F                 Below 60%    F

 

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