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Curriculum Guide

SFHS Graduation Requirements

For a breakdown of all academic programs offered during the 2022-2023 school year, please download the Course Catalog.

SFHS follows the Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum requirements plus St. Frederick High School requirements. The distribution for the Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum and SFHS standards are as follows:

  • Mathematics - 4 units
  • English - 4 units
  • Social Studies - 4 units
  • Science - 4 units
  • Physical Education - 2 units (1/2 must be health)
  • Foreign Languages - 2 units
  • Art - 1 unit
  • Religion - 4 units (1 unit can be used toward electives)*

*St. Frederick Requirement

(Note: During their senior year, seniors at SFHS must take one math, one science, one social studies, one religion, and English IV plus three electives to complete the credits required for graduation. Seniors are required to enroll at SFHS for a full school day each semester. Seniors may not check out at noon.)

Louisiana TOPS Requirements

Students receiving a diploma from SFHS complete the credits necessary for Louisiana’s Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). Additionally, students must meet the minimum GPA and ACT composite scores required by the state. For a complete list of courses and requirements for TOPS, please visit the LOFSA website. Please note that award amounts vary based on the institution attended. 

Community Service

Community Service is required for completion of each unit of the 4 years of high school Religion, a total of 20 hours per year. Community service projects are also required for students in the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

Honors Diploma

The St. Frederick High School Honors Diploma is awarded to those students who have taken at least 14 honors courses throughout their tenure at SFHS. Honors Courses are offered in all major subject groups, beginning in the 8th grade. Advancement into honors courses is determined by teacher recommendation and students' grades from prerequisite coursework.

Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement Courses are offered for all major subject areas, including English III and IV, Calculus, Chemistry, and U.S. and World History. All AP tests are given in the spring before graduation.

Dual Enrollment Courses

In cooperation with the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University, SFHS offers several dual enrollment classes for college credit, most of which are taught on our campus. Offerings are determined annually by ULM and Tech in conjunction with SFHS. Dual Enrollment courses in the 2022-2023 school year include the following:

  • English IV (ENGL 1001 & 1002)
  • World History (HIST 101 & 102)
  • History of the United States (HIST 201 & 202)
  • Biology II (BIOL 1001 & 1010)
  • Chemistry II (CHEM 120 & 122)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry (MATH 1011 & 1012)
  • Intro to Statistics (MATH 1016)
  • Spanish III (SPAN 101 & 102)
  • Spanish IV (SPAN 201 & 202)
  • Weightlifting (Kinesiology 144)
  • Psychology (PYSC 2001 & 2078)*
  • Sociology (SOCL 1001)*
  • Fine Arts Survey (ART 1009)*
  • Enjoyment of Music (MUSC 1091)*
  • Public Speaking (COMM 2001)*
  • Medical Terminology (AHSC 2000)*

*Online Only

Dual enrollment credit is given based upon successful completion of the course, and official transcripts are obtained through the university attended. 

Collegiate Enrollment Courses

Collegiate courses, college courses that are taken on a college campus for high school and college credit, are available to students who meet ULM’s admissions standards. Information on the Collegiate Program can be found on ULM's website. Coursework must be approved by SFHS, and paperwork is completed in the counseling office for scheduling at the university.

Ranking and Grading Information

A student’s grade-point average (GPA), which is cumulative from grades 8-12, appears on his/her transcript and is computed both on weighted and non-weighted systems, using semester grades. Honors classes -- including AP, Collegiate, and Dual Enrollment coursework -- are weighted with one extra quality point. Class ranking is based on weighted GPA. The grading system is as follows:

Grading Scale

  • A - 90-100
  • B - 80-89
  • C - 70-79
  • D - 65-69
  • F - 0-64