4603 Coliseum Blvd | Alexandria | Louisiana 71303

ACADEMICS

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Through its philosophy, admission policies, curriculum, and facilities, Holy Savior Menard strives to create an atmosphere for learning and self-growth. Such an atmosphere provides each student the opportunity to realize his/her potential and to develop the healthy attitudes and responsible behavior that will permit him/her to pursue continued studies and to assume his/her place in society as a concerned Christian adult.

Holy Savior Menard conducts a four-year high school program. Students must complete four years of high school to graduate. The Holy Savior Menard curriculum is constantly evaluated and revised. In setting up its curriculum, Holy Savior Menard strives to provide educational opportunities that will enhance the growth and development of all its students. Offerings are designed, within budgetary constraints, to permit the student to elect courses that are within his/her range of ability and interest.

In the areas of English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies, courses are available to meet a broad scope of student needs. A fine arts program encourages the student to develop his/her artistic abilities. Computer education, physical education, and religion programs promote the formation of the well-rounded, well-informed inpidual.

PARENTS, AS THE PRIMARY EDUCATORS, HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MAKING SURE THEIR CHILD FULFILLS ALL OF HIS/HER EDUCATIONAL DUTIES.
  • 100%

    OF THE CLASS

    of 2015 went on to college.

  • 84%

    QUALIFIED FOR TOPS

    in the class of 2015.

  • 1.9

    MILLION

    in scholarships for the 75 graduates

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

High School Course Requirements for Menard Diploma

4 Credits English I, II, III, IV
4 Credits Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced Math
3 Credits Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry
1 Credit Additional Science (Physics, Biology II, Chemistry II, Anatomy, Environmental Science)
3 Credits Civics, U.S. History, World History
4 Credits Religious Studies I, II, III, and History of Religion*
2 Credits Physical Education, I, II
2 Credits Foreign Languages
1 Credit Arts (Art, Media Arts, Fine Arts, Theater Arts, Music, Dance)
3 Credits Approved Electives
27 Credits Total

9th Grade Course Selection  |  10th Grade Course Selection  |  11th Grade Course Selection  |  12th Grade Course Selection

Academic Jackets

High school students who earn a 4.0 final average for two years are eligible for academic jackets.

Academic Records of Students

Holy Savior Menard abides by the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) with respect to the rights of parents, and in the event of divorce, their rights of custodial and noncustodial parents. In the latter case, absence of a court order to the contrary, the school will provide the noncustodial parent access to the academic records and to other school-related information regarding the students. If there is a court order specifying that no information is to be given, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the school with a copy of the court order.

Grading Policies

 

Regular Courses

Honors Courses

Description

Quality Points

A

93-100

90-100

Excellent

4

B

86-92

80-89

Above Average

3

C

77-85

70-79

Average

2

D

70-76

60-69

Below Average/Passing

1

F

Below 70

Below 60

Failing Work

0

INC

   

Incomplete Work

0

Credit Determination

To receive credit in any course a student must meet both of the following criteria:
  • Earn at least five quality points for the year. (Quality points are earned from the four nine-weeks, midterm exam, and the final exam. The midterm and final each count for one-half a nine weeks. Together, they will count for one quality point.) For example, an A is worth 4 points during the nine weeks, but only 2 points on the midterm or final.
  • A student must pass either the fourth nine weeks or the final exam.
To determine a student’s GPA, the total number of quality points earned is divided by the number of courses taken. All grades for transcripts will be reported on a 4.0 scale. GPAs are not rounded.

Class Rankings

Holy Savior Menard does not report class rank. Grade distributions are available to colleges upon request through the guidance department.

College Credit

Qualified students taking courses at the college level (excluding remedial courses) in the areas of English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language will receive credit on the high school transcript as Pass/Fail (P/F). One half credit will be granted for each three hour college course. No credit will be granted for remedial courses. College credit obtained during high school must meet the requirements of the Louisiana State Department of Education Nonpublic Bulletin 741.

College courses offered at Holy Savior Menard’s campus through dual enrollment will be listed on the high school transcript as such.
Students are responsible for sending the college transcript to either HSM or to the colleges they are entering following graduation from HSM.

Credit Earned

A student receiving one unit of credit in a course will not be allowed to repeat the course. If a student needs to repeat a course, both the repeated credit and grade and the failed credit and grade will be computed as part of the student’s grade point average on the high school transcript.

Academic Support

Holy Savior Menard addresses individual needs of students identified with exceptionalities according to the guidelines for Catholic Schools in the state of Louisiana. Students must have a recent (within three years) professional assessment on file. Classroom teachers through Holy Savior Menard’s Academic Support Program provide modifications for students identified with individual needs that are within the realm of 504 accommodations. HSM offers individualized intervention techniques such as preferential seating, extended time on testing, oral testing, and tutoring. HSM’s Academic Support Program utilizes a school building level committee (SBLC) and, as necessary, the Diocese of Alexandria’s educational diagnostician. Students and parents meet annually with the SBLC to determine the individualized plan for these students. If your child has a type of disability or special condition that you feel might affect his/her performance in school, we urge you to contact the Academic Dean.

Learning Center

The aim of the Academic Support Program is to provide the least restrictive environment in which students can achieve academic success. A Learning Center is available on campus to aid students in achieving their academic goals and to help teachers with providing accommodations. The Learning Center is primarily used for any students who need additional help in understanding their school work. A full time teacher is available to help students with individual needs plans as well as others who may need help with a particular assignment or subject. HSM also has a Title I teacher provided by the Rapides Parish School Board who is available for students one afternoon each week.

Tutoring

National Honor Society provides free tutoring services every morning before school from 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. in Rm. 407 on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday; Rm. 409 on Thursday and Friday.

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION


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