Special Programs

About Our Special Programs

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  • Academic Support

    The mission of the Academic Resource Center or ARC is to provide support to students who are struggling with academic success at La Salle Academy. This support manifests itself in the form of coaching, mentoring, and tutoring students to realize their potential as productive and creative individuals in a Catholic learning community.
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  • Arts Curriculum Track

    La Salle Academy offers a special program in which selected students are given the opportunity to enroll in an arts course in the sophomore year. This is made possible by simply postponing World History to either the junior or senior year. 
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  • Explorer Program

    La Salle Academy demonstrates a concern for the individual student. Each student is provided with the opportunities to recognize and to develop aesthetically, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and morally in a Catholic environment. In keeping with La Salle’s mission to be an inclusive Catholic school and guide the individual student, the Explorer Program is designed for bright students with mild learning differences.
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  • Freshman Transition Program

    La Salle Academy recognizes the hidden potential in some of its students through the Freshman Transition Program. The mission of this program is to develop the academic and personal potential of ninth grade students whose prior academic records indicate basic skill deficiencies.
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La Salle Scholars

In creating the La Salle Scholars Program, La Salle Academy has developed a unique sequence offering each student an opportunity to broaden and deepen knowledge, and to explore a college and career focus. The La Salle Scholars Program builds on La Salle Academy’s long tradition of educational excellence. Students are invited and recommended by faculty to consider the additional rewards of this extraordinary learning opportunity.

The core focus of the La Salle Scholars Program, are Gifted/Talented Students who are given the opportunity to investigate an interest at a higher level of cognitive, critical and divergent thinking. The Program’s solid objective focus is on the long-term development of investigations, therefore, enhancing intellectual ability, creativity, task commitment, and leadership skills. Clearly with an emphasis on lifelong learning, the student is offered the opportunity to balance academics, extracurricular activities and community service commitments.

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  • Application Process

    1. Students are first introduced to the program and application process by the Director of La Salle Scholars. This is done during the student’s resource period during Freshman year. 
    2. Application packets are then distributed to students interested in applying. 
    3. Applicants are given a strict deadline date for submission of packet contents and sample product 
    4. Evaluation Committee select those students who fulfill the profile of the gifted/talented student 
    5. Student and parent(s) are notified of acceptance 

    For more information please contact the director, Jeff Danielian or 401 351 7750 ext. 144.
  • Program Criteria

    Student must be a participant of the .1 Integrated Honors Program, achieve a Grade Point Average of 85 and above, demonstrate evidence of talent or giftedness: Above Average Intelligence, Creativity, Task Commitment and be dedicated and motivated to explore an area or areas of interest.
Within every academic community, there are students who are blessed with an advanced capacity for learning. The La Salle Scholars Program at La Salle Academy is a program carefully designed to optimize the intellectual and personal growth of these gifted high school students.
La Salle Academy is a high school rich in history and grounded in the person and teachings of Jesus and the Catholic faith, which are core to the school's life and culture. The De La Salle Middle School provides a strong holistic foundation for students to transition into high school. The high school and middle school provide students of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds, a community to foster growth in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s ideals of faith, service, and community.