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In high school, students must earn a certain number of Carnegie units, or "credits" in order to progress from one grade level to the next. At the end of each year, a student must have earned the minimum number of units to move to the next grade level.
Below is a chart to determine a student's grade level classification:
9th grade (Freshman): 0 - 5.5 units
10th grade (Sophomore): 6 - 10.5 units
11th grade (Junior): 11 - 16.5 units
12th grade (Senior): at least 17 units
It is possible for a student to have earned the minimum number of credits needed to pass to the next grade level but still need to retake course(s) that he/she failed in the previous year. If a student fails a required course, he/she must retake the course at some point during his/her high school career in order to meet graduation requirements.
Below is a chart that shows the requirements for both the TOPS University and Jump Start diploma tracks. Students can use these sheets to keep track of their progress.
All students must pass LEAP 2025 as a part of LA graduation requirements. Students must pass at least one (1) of following in each category:
Algebra I OR Geometry
English I -OR- English II
Biology I OR American History
Students who receive Special Education services may qualify for ACT 833 accommodations for these state tests. This information is provided during the student's annual IEP meetings.
Statewide ACT Testing
All 11th graders are required to participate in ACT testing during the statewide test date, which is given in March of each school year. This test date is free of charge, and students are automatically registered for this exam.
*All students are ENCOURAGED to take the ACT on other national test dates given and must register themselves online at www.actstudent.org.
Each year, the Counseling Dept. provides a list of scholarships available for high school students.
Be sure to check it regularly for updates!
Go to www.act.org to register for any testing dates!
Our High School Code: 191-150
*Fee waivers are available to 11th & 12th grade students who qualify.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to determine a student's eligibility for state and school financial aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid. All seniors are required to complete the FAFSA as a part of graduation requirements.
Step 1: Create an FSA ID. This must be done by both student and parent.
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