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Public School Ratios

Based on Membership

Private School Ratios

Based on Membership

Educational Diagnosticians

1:2,400 or major fraction thereof

1:3,500 or major fraction thereof

School Psychologists

1:2,400 or major fraction thereof

1:3,500 or major fraction thereof

Social Workers

1:3,200 or major function thereof

1:4,500 or major function thereof

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S.17:1941 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, LR 34:2097 (October 2008).

Amy B. Westbrook, Ph.D.

Executive Director



Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Nonpublic Bulletin 741―Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators High School Graduation Requirements (LAC 28:LXXIX.2109, 2313, 2323, 2329, and 2331)

In accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education amended Nonpublic Bulletin 741Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators: §2109. High School Graduation Requirements; §2313. English; §2323. Mathematics; §2329. Science; and §2331. Social Studies. The amendments will align the graduation requirements with the new requirements approved for public school students and will align the nonpublic school requirements with the entrance requirements for colleges and universities. The amendments add a fourth math requirement for all nonpublic school students beginning with the freshmen class of 2009-2010. It also provides two pathways for students to follow in meeting the graduation requirements, the LA Core 4 curriculum and the Basic Core curriculum. The policy change also adds the following courses to the Programs of Study: Senior Applications in English, Math Essentials, Anatomy and Physiology, and African American Studies.

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Part LXXIX.  Nonpublic Bulletin 741―Louisiana Handbook for Nonpublic School Administrators

Chapter 21.Curriculum and Instruction

Subchapter C.Secondary Schools

§2109.High School Graduation Requirements

A.For incoming freshmen prior to 2009-2010, students shall complete a minimum of 23 Carnegie units of credit in an individual program which shall be cooperatively planned by the student, the student's parents, and the school to meet high school graduation requirements.

B.For incoming freshmen prior to 2009-2010, the 23 units required for graduation shall include 15 required units and 8 elective units. For incoming freshmen in 2009-2010 and beyond, the 24 units required for graduation shall include 16 required units and 8 elective units for the

Louisiana Core Curriculum, or 21 required units and 3 elective units for the Louisiana Core 4 Curriculum.

C.Minimum Requirements (Effective for Incoming Freshmen 1999-2000 to 2008-2009.)

1.English―4 units, shall be English I, II, and III, and English IV or Business English.
2.Mathematics―3 units.
a.Effective for incoming freshmen 2005-2006 and beyond, all students must:
i.complete one of the following:
(a).algebra I (1 unit); or
(b).algebra I-pt. 1 and algebra I-pt. 2 (2 units); or
(c).integrated mathematics I (1 unit);
ii.the remaining unit(s) shall come from the following:
(a).integrated mathematics II;
(b).integrated mathematics III;
(d).algebra II;
(e).financial mathematics;
(f).advanced mathematics I;
(g).advanced mathematics II;
(j).probability and statistics;
(k).discrete mathematics.
b.For incoming freshmen between 1998 and 2004-2005, the three required mathematics units shall be selected from the following courses and may include a maximum of 2 entry level courses (designated by E): introductory algebra/geometry (E), algebra I-part 1 (E), algebra 1-part 2, integrated mathematics I (E), integrated mathematics II, integrated mathematics III, applied mathematics 1 (E), applied mathematics II, applied mathematics III, algebra I (E), geometry, algebra II, financial mathematics, advanced mathematics I, advanced mathematics II, pre-calculus, calculus, probability and statistics, and discrete mathematics.
3.Science―3 units, shall be the following:
a.1 unit of biology;
b.1 unit from the following physical science cluster: physical science, integrated science, chemistry I, physics I, physics of technology I;
c.1 unit from the following courses: aerospace science, biology II, chemistry II, earth science, environmental science, physics II, physics of technology II, agriscience II, an additional course from the physical science cluster, or a locally initiated science elective;
d.students may not take both integrated science and physical science;
e.agriscience I is a prerequisite for agriscience II and is an elective course.
4.Social Studies―3 units, shall be American history; one-half unit of civics, one-half unit of free enterprise or one full unit of civics or AP American government; and one of the following: world history, world geography, western civilization, or AP European history.
5.Health and Physical Education―2 units, shall be health and physical education I and health and physical education II, or adapted physical education for eligible special education students.

NOTE:The substitution of JROTC is permissible. A maximum of four units may be used toward graduation.

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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