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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 26 units are required of students. The distribution is as follows:
Religion 4 units Mathematics 3 units
English 4 units Physical Education 2 units
Social Studies 3 units Computer Literacy 1/2 unit
Science 3 units Electives 6 1/2 units
Community service is required for completion of each unit of high school Religion, a total of 20 hours per year.
A St. Frederick Honors Diploma is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 11 honors courses with at least a 88% average in each and a minimum 88% average in all other non-honors courses combined.
HONORS COURSES are offered in English I, II, III, IV; Civics; Free Enterprise; World Geography; World History; American History; Physical Science; Biology I, II; Chemistry I, II; Physics; Algebra I, II; Geometry; Pre-Calculus; French III and Spanish III, IV.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES are offered in English Literature and Composition, United States History, Calculus AB, Psychology, European History, Human Geography, United States Government and Politics, Studio Art: 2-D Design, Studio Art: 3-D Design, and Studio Art: Drawing.
DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES: In cooperation with University of Louisiana at Monroe, SFHS offers dual enrollment. Offerings are determined annually by ULM and SFHS based upon staffing. Dual Enrollment courses in 2008-10 include American History-Honors, American History-AP, World History-Honors, Pre-Calculus-Honors, Calculus-Honors, Calculus-AP, Advanced Mathematics, English IV-Honors, and English IV-AP. All Dual Enrollment courses are graded on a ten-point scale.
COLLEGIATE ENROLLMENT COURSES: These courses, for both high school and college credit, are available to students who meet ULM’s admissions standards. In 2009-10 students are enrolled in the following courses: Music Appreciation, Piano, Voice, Dance, Political Science, Spanish V, French I, Latin I, Latin II, Statistics, Chemistry II and Biology II.
LOUISIANA VIRTUAL SCHOOL: Through a partnership with the State of Louisiana’s Virtual School, students enroll in a variety of courses for high school credit, including Civics, Free Enterprise, Principles of Marketing, French I, French II, French III, Reading Comprehension, Study Skills, Math Skills Review, AP Calculus AB, Calculus, Astronomy, Digital Graphics and Animation, Web Mastering, Computer Literacy, Introduction to Psychology, American History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP European History, AP Human Geography, Health Science, and Earth Science.
RANKING AND GRADING INFORMATION: A student’s grade-point averages (GPAs), which are cumulative from grades 9-12, appear on the transcript and are computed both on weighted and non-weighted systems, using final grades*. The grading and point system is as follows: