Characteristics of Catholic High School's Academic Program
College-preparatory curriculum only
- Honors courses
- Engineering and Technology
- Social Studies
- Foreign Language
- AP (advanced placement) courses:
- Art History
- Comparative Government and Politics
- English Language
- English Literature
- Environmental Science
- European History
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- U.S. History
- U.S. Government and Politics
- World History
- Engineering and Technology Department
- English Department
- Fine Arts Department
- Foreign Language Department
- Health and Physical Education
- Mathematics Department
- Religion Department
- Science Department
- Social Studies Department
- Technology Department
Achievements of 2021 Graduates
Average ACT: 25.5
Number of colleges/universities at which graduates accepted: 141
National Merit Finalists: 7
National Merit Semifinalists: 7
National Merit Commended: 6
National African American Scholars: 1
Merit-based scholarships: 95.2% offered for a total of $30,829,529.20 (includes TOPS)
REPORT CARDS ARE ISSUED four times a year. Each division of the school year is referred to as a quarter. The first two quarters make up the first semester; the third and fourth quarters make up the second semester. Quarter grades are determined strictly on the basis of daily work, and each quarter is worth 40% of the semester grade. Students also take a semester exam at the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters which account for the remaining 20% of the semester grade.
The grading scale is as follows: A – 93-100, B – 85-92, C – 75-84, D – 67-74, F – 0-66.
The letter system used is as follows:
- A = 4 Quality Points
- B = 3 Quality Points
- C = 2 Quality Points
- D = 1 Quality Point
- F = 0 Quality Points
The cumulative grade-point average is determined by semester grades. In determining the cumulative grade-point average, all semester grades are included. The cumulative grade-point average is unweighted.
HONORS COURSES ARE AVAILABLE for qualified students in engineering and technology, English, mathematics, social studies, science and foreign languages. Each department establishes requirements for admission to honors courses. Students who meet the requirements are placed in honors courses during the course-selection process in early spring. A student who does not meet departmental requirements for an honors course at the end of the first semester but who subsequently qualifies may file an admission petition with the appropriate teacher during the first week in May.
A graduate who successfully completes the Honors Program earns an Honors Diploma. To successfully complete the Honors Program, a student must meet all Catholic High School graduation requirements and the following criteria:
- Cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher
- No semester grade lower than a C in any course
- Students must earn a minimum of 13 honors credits, including 2 credits in their senior year
THE COLLEGE COUNSELORS ASSIST STUDENTS with advice about choosing a college to meet their interests, as well as completing college and scholarship applications. Also, counselors work with students to assess their aptitudes and interests and to explore career paths. A number of college-resource documents are available to students in the CHS Counseling Center.
The college counselors for Catholic High School are Mrs. Jennifer Thibodeaux and Mrs. Sherry Brouillette. For the 2021 – 2022 school year, Mrs. Thibodeaux is working with seniors whose last names begin with A – K, while Mrs. Brouillette is working with students whose last names begin with L – Z. They can be contacted at the school at (225) 383-0397 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
In addition, the college counselors provide many services to parents and students including a college information night and an application day. They also sponsor school visits by individual college representatives throughout the school year and work closely with the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) to assist in sponsoring a national college fair for CHS students and their parents.