Curriculum

Daily College Preparatory Schedule 

In 2010, the decision was made to switch from a typical 5-day per week school schedule to a condensed 4-day per week school schedule with extended class periods. Our condensed school week, which goes from Monday to Thursday, allows our students the opportunity to learn time management skills, practice independent study, meet with teachers outside of class time, and schedule valuable SAT and PSAT prep.


Advanced Placement® (AP®) Classes 

Honors courses are available in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Chemistry and Physics. AP® courses are available in Biology, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Psychology,  and US Government and Politics. Dual Credit U.S. History, College Algebra, Precalculus and Calculus are taught in association with Schreiner University.


Grading System

One credit is awarded if the student passes the full year course. A one-semester course awards ½ credit. For transfer students, all grades are recorded from the transcript of the sending district and are given the numerical equivalent according to the grading scale of the sending school.

Our Lady of the Hills College Pep is currently on a seven period per day schedule operating within two semesters. Students can earn the equivalent of 3.5 credits within each semester. Twenty-eight credits are required for graduation.

 

Class Rank

Our Lady of the Hills College Prep is a non-ranking high school; however, to be in compliance with state law, we do rank our top 10%, using numerical averages.

GPA is calculated on a 100-point weighted scale (10 quality points are added for Honors, AP, and Dual Credit Courses) and is recorded on all official and unofficial transcripts. Quality points are not included on transcripts or report cards but are used to calculate each quarter’s honor roll and the cumulative GPA’s. GPA's on transcripts are calculated using semester averages.

Upon request from a college or university admissions department, the College Board grading scale will be used to convert the cumulative numeric average into a 4.0 GPA with a 1.0 quality point added for Honors, AP , and Dual Credit courses.

Quality points are added in the following courses:

Honors courses: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Chemistry, and Physics. 

AP® courses: Biology, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Psychology, and U.S. Government and Politics. 

Dual Credit courses: U.S. History, College Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus I

For more information, refer to the Parent-Student Handbook.

 

 

 

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