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Honors Program

HONORS/DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES
 
The honors and dual enrollment courses at Teurlings Catholic are designed to provide in-depth study in a given area.  Students who are interested and meet the grade level criteria may pick up an application form from the counselor.
 
Placement into 9th Grade Honors Courses
 
* A student must have earned a 90% average or higher in the selected course at the end of the 8th grade first semester with no conduct grade lower than “C.”
* Math (H), Geography (H), and/or Science (H):  Using the most recent standardized test scores, a student must have scored at the 90th percentile or higher in Math and Science
* English (H):  Using the most recent standardized test scores, a student must have achieved an average of 90% using the reading and language NPR.
 
Placement into 10th - 12th Grade Honors Courses
 
* A student must have earned a 90% average or higher in selected courses on his or her 1st semester report card and have received no conduct grade lower than “C.”
* A student must have a sub score of 22 or higher on the Pre-ACT or ACT in the selected area.
* A student must meet teacher recommendation requirements.
 
Honors Continuation Policy
 
* Students currently enrolled in honors courses must reapply each year to continue in the program.
* Grades earned for the first semester will be considered. Students in honors courses must maintain a
grade of “C” or higher in the course to continue in the program.
* Teacher recommendation for continuation in the program will be considered.
 
Dual Enrollment Program
 
The Dual Enrollment Program, run in conjunction with Northwestern State University (online), Louisiana Tech University and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, allows students to earn college credit while taking courses at Teurlings Catholic. Dual Enrollment courses are considered to be honors courses at Teurlings Catholic High School and count as such in determining honor graduate status. DE courses are currently offered in English III/IV, American History, World History, Psychology, French III, and Anatomy for Non-Majors, College Algebra, College Trigonometry, Sociology, Communications, Spanish III, and Nutrition and Food. Students interested in the program must have a minimum composite score of 20 and meet all university enrollment guidelines.  In addition, the following guidelines apply: students in French must have an A or B in French I and II; all other DE courses require a score of 22 in the appropriate subject area and a minimum of 2.75 overall GPA for seniors and a 3.0 for juniors and sophomores.  All students in dual enrollment courses should maintain a minimum of a “B” average in the appropriate course area. Enrollment also requires a teacher recommendation. Grading in Dual Enrollment courses is conducted according to the university guidelines and all Dual Enrollment grades will appear on all subsequent college transcripts. Dual Enrollment grades may affect the individual student’s TOPS status during the first semester of college.  A student with a grade of D or F in any dual enrollment course may not schedule any additional DE courses. 
 
Fees for Dual Enrollment are set each year by the cooperating university/college and are paid directly to the university. Credit is issued for the college course by the appropriate institution, based on the college grading scale. Students, on successful completion of the course, receive credit for the high school course from Teurlings Catholic and for the college course from the university or college.
 
HONOR GRADUATE CATEGORIES
 
To achieve the distinction of Honor Graduate, a student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
 
* No final average in any course lower than a 78%
* Two years of a foreign language
* A GPA of no less than 3.500
 
Teurlings Catholic will recognize the following Honor Graduates at commencement:
Msgr. Charles Fortier Honor Graduates: 4.000 grade point average and a minimum of 11 completed honors courses.
Father Bede Becnel Honor Graduates: 3.500 grade point average and a minimum of 11 completed honors courses.
Sister Angelle Bell Honor Graduates: 3.500 grade point average and a minimum of   9 completed honors courses.
Sister Julie McDougall Honor Graduates: 3.500 grade point average and a maximum of 8 completed honors courses.

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