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Academic Endorsement

The Academic Endorsement of the Louisiana High School Diploma is a program of study which offers students an opportunity for special recognition upon completion. In preparation for post-secondary studies, students seeking this endorsement will be expected to demonstrate a high level of academic performance. Requirements for receiving an academic endorsement are as follows:

  • 4 Units of English (English I, II, III, & IV)
  • 4 Units of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one of : Advance Math I or II, Calculus, PreCalculus, Probability & Statistics, or Discrete Math)
  • 4 Units of Science (Biology, Chemistry, one Advanced Science [Biology II or Physics], and one other Science [Physical Science]
  • 4 Units of Social Studies (World History, World Geography, Civics and American History)
  • 1/2 Unit of Health
  • 1 1/2 Units of PE
  • 1 Unit of Art (or two units of Band)
  • 2 Units of Foreign Language
  • 3 Units of Electives

Pass all four components with a score of Basic or above OR one of the following combinations with the ELA score at Basic or above:

  • Approaching Basic, 1 Mastery or Advanced, Basic or above in the remaining two
  • Approaching Basic, 2 Mastery or above

TOPS Opportunity GPA (2.5); ACT of 23

Other Performance Indicators

  • Senior Project OR
  • 1 Carnegie unit in an AP course with a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam OR
  • 1 Carnegie unit in an IB course with a score of 4 or higher on the exam OR
  • 3 college hours of non-remedial credit in core area (Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, or ELA