LCL students are required to earn fifty-two credits to receive a diploma. One credit is awarded for the successful completion of a semester course, and two credits are awarded for successful completion of a year-long course. Courses must be completed in the following areas:
(one credit = one semester) TOTAL 52 credits
Students typically schedule seven classes per semester and have one study period. It is possible to take eight classes (an overload) and not have a study period. This is actually quite common with high ability students and those students involved with the music program.
Therefore, during the first two years of high school, students only have one or two elective courses as the majority of their course schedule is defined by required courses in the core curriculum areas. Additional elective courses will be added to the curriculum based upon student interest and instructor availability.