Curriculum

Accreditation

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An independently owned, non-profit organization, Our Lady of the Hills is governed by a board of directors but works in collaboration with the Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Catholic Schools office regarding its operating guidelines and accreditation. The college preparatory curriculum is based on educational methods pioneered by two world renowned teaching orders: the Jesuits and the Dominicans.

OLH is accredited by the following agencies:

  • The Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
  • Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
  • Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (CASI), an accreditation division of Advanced Ed.

 

AP and College Credit Courses

PreAP courses are available in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry and Physics.

AP courses are available in Biology, English III, English IV, Environmental Science, Psychology, Calculus AB and Statistics.

Dual Credit U.S. History is taught in association with Schreiner University.

Co-Enrollment through Schreiner University is also available to seniors.

 

Grading System

Our Lady of the Hills High School is a non-ranking high school; however, to be in compliance with state law, we do rank our top 10%.

One credit is awarded only if the student passes the full year course. A one-semester course awards ½ credit. All grades are recorded from the transcript of the sending district and are given the numerical equivalent according to the grading scale of the sending school.

Our Lady of the Hills High School is currently on a seven period per day schedule operating within two semesters. Students can earn the equivalent of 3.5 credits within each semester. Twenty-eight credits are required for graduation.

Class Rank

Our Lady of the Hills is a Non-ranking high school; however, to be in compliance with state law, we do rank our top 10%, using numerical averages.

GPA is calculated on a 100-point weighted scale (10 quality points are added for Pre-AP, AP, and Dual Credit Courses) and is recorded on all official and unofficial transcripts. Quality points are not included on transcripts or report cards but are used to calculate each quarter’s honor roll and the cumulative GPA’s. GPAs on transcripts are calculated using semester averages.

Upon request from a college or university admissions department, the College Board grading scale will be used to convert the cumulative numeric average into a 4.0 GPA with a 1.0 quality point added for Pre-AP, ASP , and Dual Credit courses.

Honors points are available in the following courses:

PreAP courses: Algebra 1,  Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry,  Physics.

AP courses: Biology, English III, English IV, Environmental Science, Psychology, Calculus AB and Statistics.

Dual Credit Course: U.S. History

For more information, refer to handbook.

StudentHandbook 2016-2017 revised 8-29-16

 

School Code

443 811