St. Augustine High School, Inc. offers a college preparatory curriculum in an Accelerated Honors (8th Grade), and a regular program of study for all students that includes Honors classes for academically eligible students. St. Augustine High School, Inc., utilizes a Modified Block schedule.
St. Augustine’s program of studies exceeds the requirements of the State of Louisiana and complies with the course requirements for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS).
The Accelerated Honors Program is a five-year course of study from Eighth through Twelfth Grades. This program begins with a review of the student’s prior academic performance (Transcripts/report cards of the prior two school years, results of the prior 2 years State tests if applicable, and the results of the High School Placement Test). Students may then be invited to participate in the Summer Enrichment Program. Upon successful completion of the Summer Enrichment Program, Eight Graders may be placed into the Accelerated Honors Program. The Accelerated Honors program begins with Eighth-grade students receiving three units of High School credit in Mathematics, English, and Science during the Eighth-Grade year.
Students who apply for Ninth Grade, upon review of the student’s prior academic performance (Transcripts/report cards of the prior 2 school years, results of the prior 2 years State tests if applicable, and the results of the High School Placement Test) and who display promise of superior academic ability may be invited to participate in the Summer Enrichment Program. Upon successful completion of the Summer Enrichment Program, a Ninth Grader may be offered Honors classes in the areas of academic strength.
Students who show Honors ability (B or higher average) in a subject may be considered for Honors class placement or Advanced Placement (AP) courses in that subject for the next school year.
Students must maintain a minimum of a B average in any and all Honors level classes to remain in Honors. If deemed necessary, the student and parent(s) will meet before the Academic Committee to discuss the removal of the student from the Accelerated Honors Program or Honors classes.