De La Salle North Catholic High School

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Course & Graduation Requirements

Total Credits for Graduation = 32 Credits

  • 4 years each of English, Math, Science, & Religion
  • 3.5 years of Social Studies
  • 2 years of World Language
  • 1 year of Health
  • 1 year of PE
  • 0.50 year of Employment Foundations
  • 4 years of CWSP
  • 4 Elective credits

FRESHMAN YEAR

 

  • English 1 (1 credit)
  • Algebra 1 or Honors Geometry (1 credit)
  • Conceptual Physics (1 credit)
  • Employment Foundations / Global Studies
    (0.50 credit each)
  • Religion 1 (1 credit)
  • PE 1 / Health 1 (1 credit)
  • Elective(s) (1 credit)  
  • Corporate Work Study (1 credit)


 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

  • English 2 (1 credit)
  • Geometry or Honors Algebra 2 (1 credit)
  • Chemistry (1 credit)
  • World History (1 credit)
  • Spanish 1 or Spanish Heritage 1 (1 credit)
  • Religion 2 (1 credit)
  • PE 2 (0.50 credit)
  • Elective (0.50 credit)
  • Corporate Work Study (1 credit)


TIPS FOR FRESHMEN:  


  • Focus on your studies:  it will show in your personal growth and grades
  • Get involved in school and community activities
  • Begin a record of your extracurricular activities:
    • Volunteer work
    • Employment
    • Sports
    • Other
 

TIPS FOR SOPHOMORES:


  • Continue to focus on your studies
  • Volunteer:  find your passion & help others
  • Apply for summer programs to develop one or more of your interests
  • Read, read, read; it is the best preparation for standardized tests


JUNIOR YEAR

 

  • English 3 (1 credit)
  • Algebra 2 or Honors Pre-Calculus

(1 credit)

  • Biology (1 credit)
  • US History (1 credit)
  • Religion 3 (1 credit)
  • Spanish 2 or Spanish Heritage 2

(1 credit)

  • Elective(s) ( 1 credit)
  • Corporate Work Study (1 credit)


 

SENIOR YEAR


  • AP English or English 4 (1 credit)
  • Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus (1 credit)
  • Physics or Environmental Science

(1 credit)

  • Government / Economics

(0.50 credit each)

  • Religion 4 (1 credit)
  • Health 2 (0.50 credit)
  • Elective(s) (1.50 credits)  
  • Corporate Work Study (1 credit)


TIPS FOR JUNIORS:


  • Continue to focus on your studies
  • Take the PSAT:  remember PSAT scores may qualify you for the following Scholarships:
    • National Merit Scholarship
    • National Achievement Scholarship
    • National Hispanic Scholarship
  • Research college and career possibilities
  • Attend the National College Fair
  • Take the ACT and/or SAT in the Spring (Many selective colleges require SAT Subjects Tests)
  • Research and Apply  for scholarships


 

TIPS FOR SENIORS:


  • Continue to focus on your studies
  • Begin applying for colleges
  • Take the ACT and/or SAT
  • Ask teachers/counselors for letters of recommendation
  • Attend the National College Fair
  • Apply for FAFSA
  • Attend preview days and tour campuses
  • Research and Apply for scholarships