ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

 

PROGRAMS OF STUDY/HONORS PROGRAM

St. Augustine High School offers a college preparatory curriculum in both an honors and a regular program of study to all students.  St. Augustine utilizes a 4 X 8, or A/B Block Schedule.

St. Augustine’s program of studies exceeds the requirements of the State of Louisiana and complies with the course requirements for T.O.P.S.

The Honors Program is a four, five, or six-year course of study from Seventh through Twelfth Grades. This program begins with those students selected after completing the Summer Enrichment Program prior to entrance into the Seventh, Eighth, or Ninth grade.  Eighth Grade Honors students take Algebra I to earn a Carnegie Unit.  Students who apply after Ninth Grade, and who display promise of superior academic ability may be added to the Honors Program after successfully completing a Summer School trial program.  Students will be removed from the honors program if they do not perform at an acceptable level.

 THE ACCELERATED PROGRAM

 The Accelerated Program consists in the same courses as the regular College Prep program, however these students are challenged at a level appropriate to their aptitude.  Students may be moved into or out of the Accelerated Program based on twice-yearly reviews of performance.

The Program of Study for Students Enrolled in Honors Courses is as follows:

 

Seventh Grade: Theology 7, English 7, Literature 7, Pre-Algebra, Life Science, American Studies, (Keyboarding/Physical Education), Speech/Communications
Eighth Grade: Theology 8, English 8, Literature 8, Algebra I, Earth Science, Louisiana History, (Computer Literacy/Physical Education), Latin I
Ninth Grade: Theology I, English I, Geometry, Physical Science, Latin II or Fren/Span I, Computer Applications, World Geography, Physical Education
Tenth Grade: Theology II, English II, Algebra II, Biology, World History, Fren/Span I or II, (Business, Music, Fine Arts, Social Studies or Technology Elective, Louisiana Virtual School Course), Physical Education
Eleventh Grade: Theology III, English III, Advanced Math (H), Chemistry, American History (A.P. American History), [(2 Electives)?Fren/Span II, (Foreign Language III), Technology, Economics/Entrepreneurship or other Social Studies, Fine Arts, or Theology, (Louisiana Virtual School Course)], Physical Education
Twelfth Grade: Theology IV, English IV, (AP Calculus or Pre-Calculus), Physics, Civics, [(2 Electives)–Technology, (Foreign Language III), Business, Fine Arts, Economics/Entrepreneurship or other Social Studies, or Theology, Louisiana Virtual School AP or Regular Courses], Physical Education

 

The Program of Study for Students Enrolled in Accelerated or Regular Courses is as follows:

 

Sixth Grade: Theology 6, English 6, Language Arts 6, Math 6, Science 6, Social Studies 6, Reading 6, Introduction to Computers, Music 6
Seventh Grade: Theology 7, English 7, Literature 7, Math 7, Life Science, American Studies, (Keyboarding/Physical Education), Study Skills 7
Eighth Grade: Theology 8, English 8, Literature 8, Pre-Algebra, Earth Science, Louisiana History, (Computer Literacy/Physical Education),  ( Study Skills 8 or Reading 8 )
Ninth Grade: Theology I, English I, Algebra I or (Alg I, pt 1/pt. 2), Physical Science, (Fren/Span I or Reading I), Computer Applications, World Geography, Physical Education
Tenth Grade: Theology II, English II, Geometry, Biology, World History, Fren/Span I or II, (Reading II), Computer Applications (Required), (Business, Fine Arts, Social Studies or Theology Elective), Physical Education
Eleventh Grade: Theology III, English III, Algebra II, Chemistry, American History, [Fren/Span I or II (Required)], [(2 Electives), Foreign Language III, Technology, Economics/Entrepreneurship or other Social Studies, Fine Arts, or Theology], Physical Education
Twelfth Grade: Theology IV, English IV, [Fren/Span II (Required)], (Pre- Calculus, Advanced Math, or Algebra III), Physics or Environmental Science, Civics, [(2 Electives)–Technology, (Foreign Language III), Business, Fine Arts, Economics/Entrepreneurship or other Social Studies, or Theology], Physical Education

 Depending on course offerings, elective courses in each discipline are offered to students in both the honors and regular program of study.  Elective course offerings are as follows:

Art: Fine Arts Survey-Art, Art I, Art II,
Technology: Web Design, Architecture, Basic Engineering, Mechanical Drafting
English: Journalism, Communication
Music: Fine Arts Survey-Music, Beginning Music, Intermediate Music, Advanced Music, Chorus
Social Studies: Intro to Business, African American Studies, Sociology, Economics, Entrepreneurship

AP Courses:                      Calculus, Biology, American History.  Additional AP Courses and other electives are offered at St. Augustine through the Louisiana Virtual School.