Ponchatoula High School. Welcome. Faculty. 99 Educators 63 Bachelor 21 M. Ed. 13 M. Ed. +30 2 Ph.D. 6 National Board Certification. AP Courses. AP English Literature and Composition Advanced Placement (AP) Environmental Science Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 algebra-based
Champ Cooper and PJHS
Make an appointment with your school counselor.
Complete Majority-Minority Application (TPSS website).
Must reapply each year
Available Feb 8/Deadline June 6
Complete new student enrollment packet (on website).
Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP)
Students must score Basic or above in either English or math and Approaching Basic or above in the other subject on the LEAP to advance to the next grade.
Students in 4th and 8th grade participate in the high stakes Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) test, which determines whether they will be required to attend summer school or be retained. The LEAP measures 4th and 8th grade students' knowledge and skills in English Language Arts, math, science and social studies. Students must score Basic or above in either English or math and Approaching Basic or above in the other subject on the LEAP to advance to the next grade.
If homeschool or private school student, must preregister with TPSS.
Administered at PHS for SJS students.
March 18, 2014
ELA Writing & Math CR Items
April 7 & 8, 2014
Remaining ELA and Math Test Items
Students must pass three End of Course tests to graduate.
English II or English III
Algebra I or Geometry
Biology I or American History
* EOC Test will count as 15% of the final grade.
§Helps students to transition from 8th grade into high school
§Allows students to develop great learning habits
§Assists students with making the right choices
·Students placed with a team of caring teachers who use the best instructional strategies to teach the curriculum
·Teams meet EVERYDAY in order to focus more on students’ individual needs
·Conferences are scheduled during teaming time
A student must meet three of the five criteria yearly for the subject area requested.
1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.8
2. Minimum subject area average of 3.0
3. Teacher Recommendation
4. Student Self-evaluation
5. Test Scores
Mastery or Advanced on LEAP
Excellent or Good on EOC test in subject area
Please be sure to read the description of the elective before choosing.
Please choose wisely, because we do not change electives once the master schedule is made.
If you ask for a class and receive it, you are expected to stay there for the entire length of the course.
Some courses require that you get special approval. Special approval means that you must get the teacher granting permission to sign your schedule request form. For example, band requires that the PJHS band director signs.
According to the Career Options Law, every student must have an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) on file at the school.
The plan is initiated in 8th grade and will be updated each year.
The IGP shall be signed by the student and parent or legal guardian each year.
The IGP reflects the curriculum pathway and the recommended sequence of elective courses.
The IGP is flexible, yet sufficiently structured, to ensure that a student will meet the high school requirements for admission to a postsecondary education institution or enter the workforce.
Ninth Grade Academy