Curriculum


La Salle offers all students a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares them for the top colleges and universities in the United States. Students follow the New York State Regents curriculum in Mathematics (Algebra-Common Core), Global History, U.S. History, English (Common Core) and Science (Biology). Advanced diplomas are offered in Foreign Language, Geometry, Algebra II and Trigonometry, and Science (Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science.)

La Salle Academy Course of Studies


Freshmen

  • Religion I
  • Honors English I or English I
  • Honors Algebra I or Algebra I
  • Honors Global Studies I or Global Studies I
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Language Arts/Math Skills Class
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physical Education

Sophomores

  • Religion II
  • Honors English II or English II
  • Honors Geometry or Geometry
  • Honors Global Studies II or Global Studies II
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish I Native or Spanish I or French 1
  • Art & Music, Chorus, or Band
  • Physical Education

Juniors

  • Religion III
  • Honors English III or EnglishIII
  • Algebra II & Trigonometry or Algebra II
  • AP American History or American History
  • Spanish II Native or Spanish II or French II
  • Physics or Chemistry or Earth Science
  • Computer Studies, Studio Art, Chorus, or Band
  • Physical Education

Seniors

  • Religion (Christian Lifestyles and Social Justice or World Religions)
  • AP English or World Literature
  • AP Calculus or Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry
  • AP Government or Government/Economics
  • Physical Education
Plus Two Electives:
  • French I
  • French II
  • Finance
  • Criminal Law
  • Spanish III
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics
  • Earth Science
  • Advanced Art
  • Studio Art
  • Chorus
  • Band
  • Psychology and Sociology
  • Intro to American and New York Politics

Regents Examination Requirements for Graduation

  • Mathematics (Common Core Algebra)
  • Global Studies
  • United States History
  • Common Core English
  • One of the Lab Sciences

Additional Requirements for the Advanced Regents Diploma

ADD:
  • A third year of Foreign Language
  • Geometry and Algebra 2 Common Core Regents Exams
  • A second Science Regents Exam (Chemistry, Physics, or Earth Science)

Distance Learning

Through a unique partnership with Fuel Education, an online education program, La Salle’s curriculum has been enhanced with additional courses in English, Math, Science and History/Social Sciences, world languages, including Latin, German, Chinese and Japanese, career-building electives, such as Astronomy and Criminal Justice, and credit recovery courses.