Honors Program

HONORS/DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

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.

Honors Program
 
Placement into 9th Grade Honors Courses
* A student must have earned a C or better in the selected course at the end of the 8th grade first semester.
* Using the most recent standardized test scores, a student must have the following:
   -Honors Algebra I – Students who wish to be considered for Honors Algebra I, but who do not have a standardized test score in the 90th percentile, may request Honors Algebra I if they have a C or better in the selected subject area at the end of the 8th grade 1st Semester.  However, final placement into the course will depend on teacher recommendation.
   -Honors Geometry – 90th percentile or higher in Math.
   -Honors Physical Science – 90th percentile or higher in Science.
   -Honors World Geography – 90th percentile or higher in Reading.
   -Honors English – 90th percentile or higher in English.
 

Placement into 10th - 12th Grade Honors Courses

* A student must have earned a C or better in selected courses on his or her 1st semester report card.
* A student must have a 20 sub score in the selected area on the Pre ACT or the ACT.
   ** Please note that for -
     -Honors Physics – you must have a sub score of 20 in both Science and Math.
     -Honors Advanced Math II – a prerequisite of Honors Advanced Math I, or a sub score of 20 in Math if regularAdvanced Math was taken.

 

Honors Continuation Policy

* Students currently enrolled in honors courses must reapply each year. Current standardized test scores will be evaluated to determine eligibility 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.

 

Dual Enrollment Program
 
The Dual Enrollment Program, run in conjunction with Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State 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 taught by on campus instructors are currently offered in English III, English IV, American History, World History, French II, Biology II (for non-majors), College Algebra, and College Trigonometry.  Online courses are offered during regular class hours in Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Fine Arts Survey, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish III.


The requirements for the 2018-2019 school year are listed below.

GPA Requirements
Seniors - no less than 2.75
Underclassmen - no less than 3.0

 

ACT Requirements by Course

Students who do not earn a C or better in any Dual Enrolment course may not register for additional courses. 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.

Fees for Dual Enrollment classes are set each year by the cooperating university/college and are paid directly to the university. Additional application fees will apply. 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.

• Some courses require a minimum number of students in order to take place. If the minimum number is not met, the course may not be offered.
• Some courses have a limited number of spaces available due to Teurlings scheduling restrictions. Seats in these courses will be filled on a first come, first served basis with students who have the minimum ACT/GPA requirements at the time of scheduling.
 

FATHER JOSEPH F. BRENNAN ACADEMY

This academic pathway is a program of studies established in honor of former Teurlings Catholic High School Chancellor, Father Joseph F. Brennan. The designation of “Father Joseph F. Brennan Scholar” honors students who have met specific Curriculum, GPA, and Standardized Testing requirements throughout each of their 4 years at Teurlings Catholic High School. This challenging course of study requires students to schedule honors classes in all four core subjects each year. Eligibility for each of the courses requires a sub score in the 90th percentile in that subject for incoming Freshmen. All students will be reevaluated each subsequent year based on current standardized test scores and grades as posted in the school’s handbook. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA must be maintained and minimum PACT and ACT scores must be earned in order to maintain eligibility. Students who meet the requirements each year will be honored at the Fall Awards Ceremony the following year. Students must meet all criteria each year to continue to be recognized as a candidate for the final designation as a graduating Senior. Students who meet the criteria for all 4 years of High School will be awarded the distinction of “Father Joseph F. Brennan Scholar “at the Senior Honors Convocation prior to Graduation. The requirements to achieve the designation of “Father Joseph F. Brennan Scholar” as a Senior are listed below.

Freshmen H Algebra or H Geometry H Physical Science H World Geography H English I 3.5 Cumulative GPA

Sophomore Having met 1st year Scholar requirements H Geometry or H Algebra II H Biology H Civics H English II PACT of at least 25 3.5 Cumulative GPA

Junior Having met 1st and 2nd year Scholar requirements H Algebra II or H Advanced Math I H Chemistry H/DE US History H/DE English III ACT of at least 28 3.5 Cumulative GPA

Senior Having met 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Scholar requirements H Advanced Math I, H/DE Advanced Math II, or H/DE Calculus H/DE Biology or H Physics H/DE World History H/DE English IV 3.5 Cumulative GPA


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%
* 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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