La Salle Academy Course of Studies

La Salle offers all students a rigorous New York State Regents curriculum that prepares them for the top colleges and universities in the United States.


Freshmen

  • Religion 1
  • English 1
  • Algebra 1*
  • Biology
  • Global Studies 1
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physical Education
  • Health
  • ELA Skills/Math Skills
  • Writing Workshop

*Students may be placed in Geometry based on successful completion of Algebra 1 of at least a 90%, a 90% performance on the Algebra Regents Exam in 8th grade, and a La Salle placement exam.


Sophomores

  • Religion 2
  • English 2
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry
  • Global Studies 2
  • Spanish I
  • Physical Education
  • Intro Art/Intro Music
  • Art (full year)
  • Music (full year)

Juniors

  • Religion 3
  • English 3
  • Algebra 2 or Algebra 2/Trigonometry
  • American History or AP American History*
  • Spanish 2
  • Earth Science or Physics
  • Physical Education
  • 1 Elective Course

Junior Electives:

  • Advanced Music
  • Band
  • Computer
  • Graphic Art
  • SAT Prep
  • Studio Art

*Eligible for dual-credit through St. Francis College.


Seniors

  • Christian Philosophy
  • World Religions or Social Justice
  • World Lit or AP English
  • Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus
  • Government/Economics or AP Government*
  • Physical Education
  • 2 Elective Courses 

Senior Electives:

  • Advanced Music
  • AP Spanish*
  • Ceramics
  • Coding
  • Computer
  • Creative Writing*
  • Criminal Law
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance
  • Graphic Art
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Microsoft 2
  • Music Theory
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Sociology*
  • Studio Art

*Eligible for dual-credit through St. Francis College.


The La Salle Academy and New York State Regents Diploma Minimum Requirements

  • Religious Studies: 4 credits
  • English: 4 credits
  • Social Studies: 4 credits 
  • Mathematics: 4 credits 
  • Science: 3 credits 
  • Foreign Language: 2 credits 
  • Health Education: 1/2 credit
  • Art and/or Music: 1 credit 
  • Physical Education: 2 credits
  • Electives: 2 credits

To be eligible for a New York State High School Diploma, the following NYS Regents Examinations must be completed with a grade of 65 or over:

  • Common Core English
  • Common Core Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2)
  • Science Regents (must be a lab science)
  • Global History and Geography
  • U.S. History and Government

To be Eligible for an Advanced New York State Regents Diploma, the following NYS Regents Examinations and Requirements must be completed with a grade of 65 or over in addition to the exams listed above:

  • 2 additional Mathematics Regents
  • 1 additional credit of a language
  • 1 additional Science Regents