2021-2022 De La Salle High School Admissions Booklet

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De La Salle High School is a dynamic, innovative Catholic school preparing young people for college, career, and life in a global community associated for the Lasallian mission.

Our Mission

Our Philosophy

Rooted in the Lasallian heritage and tradition of the Christian Brothers, De La Salle High School excels in guiding young men and women of varied backgrounds to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially. At De La Salle, we see our students as the unique individuals they are, and we challenge them to reach their full potential, both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities. We are dedicated to developing our students’ spirituality, their academic progress, their physical abilities, and their social and behavioral maturity. We guide our students in their spiritual formation, instilling in them the values of the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Schools: Faith in the Presence of God, Quality Education, Respect for All Persons, Inclusive Community, and Concern for the Poor and Social Justice. The holistic Lasallian education we offer is founded upon the dedication and commitment of our faculty, staff, and administration, who work to build lasting relationships with our students, and is supported by a disciplined and welcoming environment. De La Salle High School, where our students Lead On!

Our History

De La Salle High School is named for Saint John Baptist de La Salle (Feast Day, May 15th), the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

In 1939, permission was granted to Christian Brothers Provincial, Brother Arsenius, FSC, to organize a fund drive to construct a new school in New Orleans. That school would go on to become De La Salle High School.

De La Salle was born April 30, 1651, in Rheims, France. As a young man, John Baptist became a priest and became aware of the plight of the young boys of his era. With the first Brothers, he established the Christian Schools.

De La Salle Catholic Boys’ High School opened its doors in September of 1949 with a freshman class of 74 boys. In 1953, the school received approval from the State Board of Education and graduated its first senior class. Throughout the years, De La Salle has evolved while ever maintaining its mission of educating the youth of our community in the Lasallian tradition.

These early schools were centered on young people and attentive to their needs. They were open to all and were known for creative systems, which called schools to function well. The teachers in the Christian Schools saw themselves as Ministers of Grace, while the school and all in it were to announce the Good News of God’s unconditional love and to live this reality in their lives.

In 1992, De La Salle became the first co-educational Catholic high school in New Orleans. Today the tradition continues! De La Salle continues to guide and prepare young men and women to become outstanding citizens of our community.

De La Salle died in 1719, leaving a congregation of religious teaching Brothers and bequeathing an extraordinary educational tradition to the world. Pope Leo XIII proclaimed John Baptist de La Salle a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on May 24, 1900. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named John Baptist de La Salle Patron of All Teachers. Today the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their colleagues teach over 800,000 students annually in some 1,500 schools in 85 countries. In the United States, there are nearly 2,000 Christian Brothers. They conduct 130 schools, including elementary and secondary schools, colleges, technical schools, and child care centers.

Our Founder

De La Salle High School’s campus ministry excels in guiding young men and women to develop, reflect, and grow spiritually. We are rooted in the Lasallian tradition of the Christian Brothers. In addition to school Masses and a school-wide Day of Reconciliation, campus ministry also supports grade level retreats.

Five Core Principles of Lasallian Schools * Faith in the Presence of God

* Inclusive Community

* Quality Education

* Concern for the Poor and Social Justice


* Respect for All Persons

Grade Level Retreats Retreats are a staple of De La Salle’s spiritual formation. Each grade level participates in religious formation once per year. Student retreats are rooted in the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Schools. 8th Grade - “You Belong” * Community building activies connected to Lasallian Days of Peace * Assignment of five-year prayer partner 9th Grade - “Who Am I?” * Participation in reflection exercises to better learn about oneself * Creation of a spiritual profile 10th Grade - Sophomore Prayer Breakfast * Reflection on relationship with and appreciation for family 11th Grade - “God & Me” * Participation in reflection exercises to explore one’s own relationship with God and others 12th Grade - “Senior Promises & Beyond” * Reflection on Senior Promises * Preparation for Ring Mass

Academic E


Educating our Students 4x4 Rotating Block Schedule Anchored in 80 Minutes Classes












Language Arts Part I

Religion 8 (Lasallian 101)

Earth Science


English I

Religion I Faith in Action


Algebra I Part 1

English II

Religion II

Physical Science

Fine Arts

English III

Religion III



English IV

Religion IV/ DE World Religions

Environmental Science or Physics or Biology II Honors or AP Chemistry

Elective Choice

Language Arts Honors Part I

Religion 8 (Lasallian 101)

Earth Science Honors

Algebra I Honors Part 1

English I Honors

Religion I Faith in Action

Biology Honors


English II Honors

Religion II

Physical Science Honors

AP World History Part 1

English III Honors/ AP Language

Religion III

Chemistry Honors

AP US History Part 1

English IV Honors

Religion IIV/ DE World Religions

Physics Honors or Biology II Honors or AP Chemistry

AP Calculus Part 1


Sample Track 3 or 4 Curriculum

Language Arts Part II

World Geography

Math Skills/PE (one quarter of each)

Fine Arts Elective: String Orchestra or Band or Chorus

Writing I

World History

Algebra I Part 2


Spanish I French I Latin I



Elective Choice

Spanish II French II Latin II

US History

Algebra II

Elective Choice

Elective Choice


Algebra III or Pre-Calculus or DE Statistics

Elective Choice

Language Arts Honors Part II

Latin I Honors

Algebra I Honors Part 2

Fine Arts Elective: String Orchestra or Band or Chorus

Writing I Honors

AP Human Geography

Geometry Honors

Latin II Honors

Fine Arts

AP World History Part 2

Algebra II Honors

Elective Choice


AP US History Part 2

Pre-Calculus Honors

Elective Choice

AP Calculus Part 2

AP Government

Elective Choice

Elective Choice













Sample Honors Curriculum

AP | Dual Enrollment | Honors | College Prep * Individualized scheduling * Average class size of 21 * Individual Tracking: Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Honors, College Prep Dual Enrollment Opportunities * Engineering * Statistics * US History * World Religions * Online options through state universities

* 4x4 Rotating block schedule anchored in 80-minute classes * Co-ed learning environment * Inquiry-based learning

Advanced Placement Course & Test Offerings * AP Calculus * AP Latin * AP Chemistry * AP Spanish * AP French * AP US History * AP Government * AP World History * AP Human Geography * AP Language & * AP Literature & Composition Composition

Electives for Career & College Readiness * ACT Prep * Art (I, II, III, and IV) * Band * Biology II * Business Communications * Chorus * Computer Programming * Economics * Fine Arts * Forensic Science * History Through Film * Internship * Physics * Publications * Robotics * Sociology * Speech and Debate * String Orchestra * World Languages: Spanish, French, and Latin Our Honor Societies

French National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society/Squires, National Science Honor Society, Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society), National Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M (National Music Honor Society), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Junior Classical League, Quill and Scroll

Educational Excellence

De La Salle offers an academic advantage to our students through the following:

Our 2021 Graduates were offered admissions Alabama A&M University Alabama State University Allen University American University American University of Paris Arizona State University Asbury University Ave Maria University Bard College Barry University Baylor University Benedict College Berea College Birmingham Southern College Cazenovia College Centenary College of Louisiana Champlain College Clark Atlanta University Coahoma Community College College of Charleston Columbia University Concordia College at Moorhead Concordia University at Chicago Delgado Community College DePaul University Dillard University

Dominican University of California East Carolina University East Texas Baptist University Eckerd College Fisk University Florida State College at Jacksonville Fordham University Furman University Georgia State University High Point University Iowa State University Jackson State University Jacksonville University Kansas State University Keystone College Langston University Long Island University (Brooklyn) Louisiana State University Louisiana Tech University Lourdes University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Marshall University Michigan State University Midway University Millsaps College

The Pursuit of H

to the following Colleges and Universities Mississippi State University Morehouse College Murray State University Neumont College of Computer Science New College of Florida New England College New York Institute of Technology Nicholls State University Norwich University Nunez Community College Ohio University Oklahoma State University Oregon State University Palm Beach Atlantic University Pennsylvania State University (Abington) Pennsylvania State University (Beaver) Pratt Institute Quincy University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rhodes College River Parishes Community College Roanoke College Rochester Institute of Technology Saint Mary’s College of California Saint Michael’s College Samford University

Savannah College of Art and Design Seattle Pacific University Seattle University Seton Hill University Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A&M College Southern University at New Orleans Spring Hill College St John’s College (Annapolis) St. Olaf College Stephens College SUNY at Fredonia Syracuse University Talladega College Tennessee State University Trinity University Tulane University of Louisiana Tuskegee University University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Colorado (Colorado Springs) University of Colorado Boulder University of Colorado Denver University of Denver

University of East London University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Holy Cross University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisville University of Lynchburg University of Mary Hardin (Baylor) University of Miami University of Mississippi University of New Hampshire University of New Orleans University of New South Wales University of North Carolina at Asheville University of Rochester University of San Francisco University of Scranton University of Southern Mississippi University of Tampa University of Tennessee University of the Pacific West Virginia University Wisconsin Lutheran College Wofford College Xavier University Recent graduates attending highlighted colleges and universities

Higher Education

Profile of a De La Salle Graduate De La Salle prepares students for college, career, and life Preparing for College

Preparing for Career

* De La Salle students have been accepted to Ivy League universities in each of the past three years. * 46% of all seniors were enrolled in an AP or Dual Enrollment college level course in the 2020-2021 academic year while 26% of 9th-11th grade students also took either a DE or AP class. * Honor Graduates in the class of 2020 averaged a 25 on the ACT. * The class of 2021 earned over $8.5 million in college scholarships and over $1.1 million in TOPS. * The members of the class of 2021 received acceptances to over 129 colleges and universities.

Elective courses rich in career content expose students to potential career paths and hands-on experience. * Architecture, Construction, Engineering * Business Communications * Computer Programming * Dual Enrollment Engineering * Forensic Science * Publications * Robotics Preparing for Life De La Salle Graduates: * Engage in collaborative work, moral reasoning, critical analysis, creative and reflective thinking. * Utilize 21st century literacies to access, evaluate, and synthesize information and communicate effectively. * Respect and appreciate the diverse cultures, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and competencies of others. * Honor the presence of God in themselves, in others, and in all of God’s creation. * Understand the core beliefs, commitments, and practices of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church. * Recognize and respond proactively through service and advocacy to the needs of others, especially the poor and vulnerable.

The Co-Educational Advantage De La Salle’s mission is to prepare students for college, career, and life. We believe that it is important for students to experience a co-educational environment that will prepare them to work in college classrooms, in their careers, and in all aspects of their future lives. A growing body of research indicates the benefits of co-education:

* Increased confidence expressing views in the presence of opposite-gender peers. * An ability to make friends easily with both males and females. * Increased participation by girls in the classroom. * Reduction of negative gender stereotypes through co-ed interactions.

College Counseling Program College Programming

Standardized Test Prep


Formal college planning takes place for every student enrolled at De La Salle.

De La Salle ensures students are on track to achieve desired goals through pre-ACT and pre-SAT assessments.

Use of this program is woven throughout the curriculum to ensure a link between interest and aptitude to career goals to ensure students find appropriate colleges.

Programming is grade-level appropriate and pertains to what students and parents should be doing each step of the way in the college search process and in preparation for college applications.

An ACT Prep Course is offered to juniors as an elective. Students also have the opportunity to attend an ACT Boot Camp on campus each summer.

* Career Exploration * Application Tracking * YouScience * College Search

“Our academic program reflects our commitment to the individual student through personalized scheduling, a variety of electives, and direct interaction with teachers.” - Perry Rogers, Principal

Student Life a

and Activities

Clubs and Organizations Anime Club Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentors (ACE) Art Club Band Book Club Bowling Club Campus Ministry Cavalettes Cavalier Crafters Cheer Chess Club Chorus Color Guard Disney Club Ecology Club (ECO) French Club International Club La Troupe De La Salle Literary Magazine No Place for Hate Pro-Life Club Retreat Team Service Club Shakespeare Club Spanish Club String Orchestra Student Council Video Gaming Club

“Clubs have given me an opportunity to find my interests, discover new friends, and make my high school career meaningful. My favorite memories come from my experiences with these organizations. The best part about clubs at De La Salle is that everyone can join any club they desire, and if there isn’t a club for you, you can create one!” - Theresa Nguyen (class of 2022)


ATHLETICS “Being a member of the basketball team at De La Salle has provided me with many memories and gifts. Surrounded by teammates with a common goal, I’ve learned to understand the value of leadership, perserverance, and brotherhood. Playing basketball here has allowed me to discover more about myself and my peers.” - Eamon Kelly (class of 2022)

Sport Programs Baseball

Girls Soccer

Boys Basketball


Girls Basketball


Cross Country



Track and Field





Boys Soccer

Become A

A Cavalier

Our Families In the Metro Area Outlying Areas Plaquemines Parish 7 - Belle Chasse St. Bernard Parish 1 - St. Bernard 1 - Violet

70065 25 Kenner

70128 13

Lake Pontchartrain


70062 3

70006 11 70002 9

70003 34 Harahan & River Ridge

St. Charles Parish 1 - Boutte 1 - Des Allemands 1 - Luling

70005 10

70001 27



70124 13

70122 24

70119 9

70121 Jefferson 14

70123 26

St. John Parish 3 - LaPlace 70094 15

70117 70116



70112 70125 2 13 70113 70130 70118 5 6 28 70115 42 70053


St. Tammany Parish 2 - Covington 1 - Mandeville 5 - Slidell

70129 5

New Orleans East

Marrero 70072 39

70126 11

70127 16

Arabi 70032 0

Chalmette Meraux

70043 7

70075 2


5 Gretna

70114 10

70056 30

70131 25 Harvey 70058 25

Indicates pickup and dropoff locations

Transportation At De La Salle, carpooling is the most common form of transportation to and from campus. We also offer bus service from both the Westbank and the Eastbank for any interested student. Pick-up and dropoff locations are located on the Eastbank and the Westbank.






Advanced Placement Classes

46% 26% Seniors


Dual Enrollment Classes


9th - 11th Grade

Students enrolled in AP or Dual Enrollment college-level courses

% 100



% 76

of juniors and seniors enrolled in college level or career readiness elective courses



1 1 A L U M N I F A C U LT Y A N D S T A F F M E M B E R S


$10,000+ amount of funds raised by students for service projects and various charitable organizations


60 368

National Honor Societies Inductees Number of Student Athletes

De La Salle High School operates under a non-discriminatory policy which admits students of any race to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school, and further meaning, specifically but not exclusively, a policy of making no discrimination on the basis of race in administration of education policies, application for admission, or scholarship and loan program and athletic and extracurricular programs.

De La Salle at a Glance

2021-22 Academic Year

8th and 9th Grade

Admissions Timeline

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2021 If applicant attends a Catholic Elementary School, the Archdiocesan application will be given to them at their school. If applicant attends a non-Catholic Elementary School, the application will be available at www.arch-no.org on this date.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021 All applicants are required to submit both an Archdiocesan application and De La Salle application. Applicants must also submit the $60 one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable application and testing fee, as well as all required documents (see checklist) directly to De La Salle.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022 APPLICATION TESTING DAY Applicants to De La Salle are required to attend Application Testing Day at De La Salle High School from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE Visit us on the Avenue and learn all that De La Salle has to offer. Our Open House is on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, from 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 If an applicant is attending a Catholic Elementary School, return the completed Archdiocesan application to your Catholic Elementary School Principal. Catholic Elementary Schools will only send transcripts to De La Salle from the applicant’s current school.

DECEMBER/JANUARY All applicants, accompanied by a parent/guardian, must take part in an interview during this time. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes. Each interview will be scheduled on an individual basis. The De La Salle Admissions Office will contact the applicant to schedule their interview. Applicants should wear their school uniform.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022 SUMMER 2022 FOUNDATIONS - CAVALIER ENRICHMENT Incoming 8th and 9th-grade students are required to attend a 2-week enrichment course during the month of June before beginning their De La Salle careers.

Decision letters are mailed to the address on file. If an applicant does not receive a letter by Friday, February 25th, he or she should contact the Admissions office at admissions@delasallenola.com.

PLEASE NOTE: De La Salle requires a De La Salle application, in conjunction with the Archdiocesan application, and a $60 application/testing fee.

De La Salle, There is No Better Choice! INVESTMENT 2021 - 2022 SCHOOL YEAR Registration $550 Tuition $9,850 Fees* $1,600 (average) Total $12,000 *The amount of fees vary slightly based on the grade level

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Qualifying National Percentages are taken from the High School Placement Test Lasallian Excellence Scholarship 99% = Full Tuition Scholarship

Cavalier Academic President’s Scholarship 95% - 97% = Up to $5,000

Lasallian Honor Scholarship 98% = 75% Tuition Scholarship

Cavalier Academic Principal’s Scholarship 90% - 94% - Up to $3,500

Required Document Checklist Completed De La Salle Online Application (paper applications are not available) $60 Application fee (non-refundable) Application fees must be submitted online with the submission of the online application Completed Archdiocese Application (eighth-grade students only) A recent photo of the student (non-returnable) Copy of standardized test scores from the last two years Report cards with final grades for the last two school years Attendance and discipline records Most recent report card Recommendation letters from administration/ teachers from current school Copy of the Birth Certificate Copy of the Social Security Card Copy of the Immunization Record

SCHEDULE YOUR SCHOOL TOUR OR SPEND-A-DAY NOW! Appointments are made with our Admissions Office, (504) 895-5717 Ext. 137, admissions@delasallenola.com, or online at www.delasallenola.com Private Tours: Prospective families can sign up for a private tour with our Director of Admissions. Tours last one hour and include time to learn more about why De La Salle is the best choice for your child. Meet administrators, faculty, staff, and coaches during your tour. Tours take place during our school day so that you can meet our teachers and interact with students. Spend-a-Days: De La Salle’s Spend-a-Day experience allows prospective students grades 5th – 10th grade to Spend-a-Day in the life of a Cavalier. During the Spend-a-Day experience, prospective students are paired with a current Cavalier who will take them to each of their classes, lead them on a personalized tour and treat them to lunch, provided by our partner, Pigeon Caterers.

Any psychological evaluations or educational evaluations administered to the student by a physician or a school. If applicable, these documents must be submitted with the application. Parent Essay: Please explain why you feel De La Salle is the best school for your child. (Typed, no more than one page.) Prospective Student Essay: Please tell us why you wish to become a part of the De La Salle family and how you plan to contribute to the De La Salle community. (Typed, no more than one page.)

“Our school culture embodies a consistent commitment to knowing and valuing each student as an individual. We work daily towards creating an academic environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential as a person and as a student. Our aim is to wholly develop each child so that he or she will leave De La Salle not only with the skills and knowledge necessary for collegiate success, but also with a sense of purpose rooted in our Lasallian mission of using those abilities to serve others.” - Perry Rogers, Principal

De La Salle High School 5300 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 504.895.5717 | www.delasallenola.com