Lutheran South Academy strives to assist young people in preparing for the future. A rigorous academic curriculum within a strong spiritual community is the foundation of our philosophy.
Through daily prayer, Bible study classes, and contact with Christian teachers, students are provided with opportunities to grow closer to Jesus while preparing for their post-graduation endeavors.
Most of the academic courses taken at LSA are determined by the graduation requirements of the State of Texas. All of our requirements are in compliance with the standards of the Texas Foundation High School Program, which are the minimum set by the legislature and adopted by the Board of Education for all students in Texas to graduate from high school.
Individual passions for music, art, athletics, journalism, mathematics, or science will influence which electives students will take. However, when deciding which courses to take, we encourage students to keep as many doors of opportunity open as possible. Therefore, each student should plan as challenging a program as he/she can successfully handle. In this way, all of our students will be better prepared to pursue their changing interests as adults.
We encourage all of our students to give the attention to planning their four years of high school the importance it deserves, and to be sure to include prayer as an integral part of the planning, so that each will be guided by God to find his/her place in this life!
Students who complete the required credits listed below will graduate from LSA with the Distinguished Level of Achievement and the Multidisciplinary Endorsement.
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Includes English 1, 2, 3, 4
Must include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 and a fourth math elective
Must include 1 credit each in biology, chemistry and physics, and a fourth science elective
Includes 1 credit each in Ancient World History/Geography, World History, and U.S. History and .5 credit each of U.S. Government and Economics
Credits must be in same language
0.5 credits for each semester; both semesters must be in same discipline.
Students are required to take Communication Applications, Teen Leadership, or Debate (1 credit)
0.5 credits for each semester in attendance at LSA
Students may also graduate with an additional one or two endorsements beyond the required Multidisciplinary Endorsement. They can choose to work toward the Arts & Humanities Endorsement, Business and Industry Endorsement, and/or the STEM Endorsement.
Students who are enrolled in LEAH Schools Online are required to complete the same number of credits to graduate. This applies to students who are enrolled full-time online and to those who have a blended schedule, which allows a maximum of four on-campus classes and a minimum of three online classes during each school year.