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Excellence


Academic EXCELLENCE

• 11% of the Class of 2012 was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation – 13 National Merit Semifinalists – 14 National Merit Commended Students • Class of 2012 – 100% of the Class of 2012 is continuing formal education at 91 colleges and universities in 23 different states and two international universities the Class of 2012 was accepted into 204 colleges and universities in 34 states and two international universities – Collectively earned over $29.3 million in documented Scholarships and Grants – 80% of the Class of 2012 earned Merit-Based and/or Athletic Scholarships • 220 members of the National Honor Society • 117 AP scholars, including fifteen National Scholars • 19 Advanced Placement Courses offered • 300 students took 615 AP exams – 90% scored 3 or better (recommended grade for college) • Over 145 academic courses

Commitment T O S E R V I C E

• 23 voluntary community service projects • Service conducted seven days a week • Local, national and international summer service opportunities – over 265 students, which represents 40% of the upper classmen, along with 27 faculty members participated in summer service experiences in Philadelphia, Bolivia, St. Lucia, Arizona, Louisiana, Montana, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, and West Virginia • Innovative Father/Son Branch-Out Day service program for freshmen and sophomores along with their fathers • Thanksgiving Food Drive collected over 10,000 non-perishable cans of food • Over 50 juniors participated in three Urban Challenge overnight service learning projects at the Romero Center in Camden, NJ • Operation Santa Claus and Secret Santa Raised in excess of $12,000 and collected over 2,500 gifts – 125 students and twelve faculty members delivered gifts on Christmas Eve • Through “La Salle Responds” the school community raised over $30,000 to benefit over thirty different charities

Dedicated FACULTY

• 154 years of college preparatory education for young men in the Philadelphia area • 332 years of the educational tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers • Seven Christian Brothers actively engaged in school service • 109 Faculty Members – 94 Advanced Degrees – Four Doctorate Degrees – Average Years of Service: 15 – Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1 – Over fifty faculty members are moderators for student clubs and organizations


Caring

Extraordinary

COMMUNITY

EXTRACURRICULARS

• Art Department hosts a Poor Man’s Supper to benefit Face-To-Face

• La Salle College High School graduates accept responsibility for their own education and actions and, in the spirit of Christian gentlemen, treat people with respect

• National Honor Society’s Hand-in-Hand Project works in cooperation with Saint Joseph’s University

• World-Wide Network of Lasallian Schools

• Various athletic team service projects

• 33% of student body receives financial aid – Alumni, Parents and Faculty contribute to this amount – Student Emergency Fund funded by faculty – Men of La Salle Scholarships for current students who have lost a parent

• Student sponsored activities benefitting families who are battling cancer

• Over 14,000 active alumni – sponsor Career Day and career exploration excursions in New York City • Father/Son service project benefitting Saint Vincent’s Soup Kitchen • Mother/Son service project benefitting Saint Francis Inn

• Speak-Up, a student sponsored program, held in coordination with faculty, staff, and two local all-girl high schools, promotes effective communication between parents and students • Academic support centers, Counselor support, mentor and tutoring programs • Campus Ministry – School-wide student planned liturgies and along with morning Advent and Lenten Prayer Services – Four-Year retreat program, culminating in the four-day Kairos retreat during senior year – Three campus ministers and a school chaplain

• Athletics – 2011-2012 Pennsylvania State Champions in Baseball, Hockey, and Swimming – 2011-2012 Philadelphia Catholic League Champions in Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming, and Tennis – 2011-2012 PIAA District 12 (City) Champions in Baseball, Football, Lacrosse, Wrestling, Soccer, Swimming, and Tennis, and Track and Field – 2011-2012 Flyers Cup Hockey Champions – 2011-2012 placed second in the Pennsylvania State Championship in Lacrosse – 200 yard Freestyle Relay Team swam the fastest time in America (1.22.91) and was crowned as National Champions – twelve students were named as High School All-Americans and captured 27 All-American Athletic Certifications in five different sports – Teacher-Coach Model with twelve of the sixteen teams coached by teachers at La Salle and over forty teachers involved in La Salle’s athletic program – 50% of students involved in athletics • Fine Arts – 25% students are involved in music – Eleven performing bands and three choral groups – Competition Band received superior ratings in all five area jazz competitions in 2012 – Outstanding Soloist Award was earned by a La Salle musician at each competition – Two band concerts, two choral concerts, and two theatrical productions are held each year – 26% students participate in the Art Program – Arts Festival held each May highlights student work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and ceramics – Students exhibited artwork at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Montgomery County Community College and the Archdiocesan Art Show


First Class F A C I L I T I E S

• Activities – over 50 clubs and organizations many with award winning accomplishments – over 70% of the students are involved in one or more activity or club – Recognized as a Debate School of Excellence by the National Forensics League – 2011-2012 Philadelphia Catholic Forensic League Champions – 2011-2012 PHSSL District 11 Champions State District Champions – Eighteen students qualified to the 2012 PHSSL State Finals – Seven students qualified for the 2012 NCFL Nationals and two students qualified to the NFL Nationals – Mathletes won the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship – Engineering Club is conducting a Renewable Energy Study, which studies the feasibility of installing wind and solar generation equipment at La Salle – Publications include the Wisterian (school newspaper), Blue and Gold (yearbook), and Gazebo (school literary magazine) – Theater Program produces a drama each fall and a musical in the springl

• Technology – Completely wireless campus enhanced by Gigabit fiber optic backbone connecting all classrooms and offices – Thirty-five state-of-the-art Windows 2008 R2 servers, including dedicated space for student accounts and files – A T3 dedicated Internet circuit that offers Students 90MB of in and out bandwidth with Nehalem Xeon Servers – First school in the nation to fully implement Microsoft Exchange 2010 – TV production and broadcast studio with editing equipment and operating systems for live programs and taped productions – Four computer labs with over 150 Nehalen i7 workstations, Windows 7 Desktops, and access to the complete Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Package – Multimedia Lab with over eighty workstations for student and faculty teaching and production, including scanners, laser printers, and CD/DVD Burners – Outstanding library and media center with capability for thirty-four online reference programs – Computer Lab Internship Program for qualified students who have achieved Microsoft certification(s) – 93 students received certification during 2011-12 at what is the only Level One Microsoft IT Academy in the State of Pennsylvania – All fifty-seven instructional areas ar equipped with a SMART Board, HD projection TV, DVD, and high-performance sound system

• Music Facilities – La Salle’s excellent music facilities include an ensemble practice room large enough to house our largest performing groups. A choral room, space for instrumental instruction, multiple practice rooms, and a digital music lab round out a facility that can accommodate the almost three hundred students involved in La Salle’s highly acclaimed music program. • Athletic Facilities – La Salle has been blessed with extensive athletic facilities, which include a main gym, auxiliary gym for wrestling and other athletic activities, a fitness center with a full-time Strength and Conditioning Instructor, an erg room for rowing, indoor and outdoor pools, six-lane track, five tennis courts, nine athletic fields, a walking trail, and a boathouse located on historic Boathouse Row. • Guidance and Counseling Centers – College Counseling, Class Level Counseling, Academic Support, and the David Program

La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038 215 402 4800 phone 215 233 0284 fax admissions@lschs.org www.lschs.org

 


2012 Highlight Sheet for La Salle College High School  

2011-12 Year in Review for La Salle College High School

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