LHS now offers multiple courses for dual credit that are beyond the entry level college freshman requirements. For example, LHS offers college freshman Chemistry 101 that students can take their sophomore year of high school. After completing Chem 101, a student may elect to take second year advanced college science with Chem 105 and Chem 106. By choosing to take advanced college courses while still in high school the student may save a tremendous amount in college tuition and graduate from college with less debt.
Many students are fearful though that taking the most rigorous courses while in high school will hurt their grade point average, negatively influence scholarship applications, and potentially harm their chances of getting into their college of choice. LHS would like to support students who are interested in taking the advanced college courses by weighting them (1.0). The weight only applies to courses beyond the college freshman level (college sophomore courses).
Students taking the following college dual credit courses may earn a weighted grade (1.0 added to their term grade):
Chemistry 105 Math 136 English 111
Chemistry 106 Math 137 English 112
Biology 111 Math 211 English 206
Biology 112 Spanish 250 AP History
AP Physics AP French AP Government
(Beginning with the Class of 2021)
Weighted GPA Scale:
A+ 5.3333 B+ 4.3333 C+ 3.3333 D+ 2.3333 F 0.000
A 5.0000 B 4.0000 C 3.0000 D 2.0000
A- 4.6667 B- 3.6667 C- 2.6667 D- 1.6667
*AP courses transfer as 200 level credits.