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High school students take End-of-Course tests in seven subjects: Algebra I, Geometry, English I, English II and III, Biology and U.S. History. End-of-Course tests comprise 15% of the student’s final grade in the subject. To earn a standard high school diploma, students must earn a score of Fair or above on three End-of-Course tests, including one in each category – Algebra I or Geometry; English I, English II or English III; and Biology or U.S. History.
College athletes must register at NCAA Clearing House. Once at the website, simply follow the instructions for prospective athletes. If you received an ACT or SAT fee waiver, the NCAA fee can be waived. After creating your account and putting in all the necessary information, see Ms. Schaub in the guidance office to verify the ACT/SAT fee waiver.
Use code 9999 to have ACT/SAT scores sent to NCAA Clearinghouse.
To request a copy of your transcript, please click on the link at left to access our transcript request form. A fee of $3 is required for alumni. Completed forms should be mailed to NCHS Guidance, ATTN: Joanie Potter, 6513 Hwy. 1 Bypass, Natchitoches, LA 71457. Faxed forms must be followed by mailed payment before requests will be processed.
In order for any student to be eligible for TOPS benefits, there must be a LOSFA signed consent form on file at Natchitoches Central High School which gives the school counselors permission to share your child’s data with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) through the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) and any postsecondary education institution(s) to which your child may apply. LOSFA must have your child’s personal information in order to track your child’s progress toward TOPS eligibility.
Natchitoches Central High School is excited about our partnership with Northwestern State University to offer courses for college credit for selected high school students. In an effort to provide a unique opportunity, 11th and 12th grade students may earn college credit while enrolled in courses taught by their high school teacher, Students may also enroll in online courses classes directly through Northwestern or traditional face-to-face classes on Northwestern’s campus provided that they meet the enrollment criteria listed below:
ACT or PLAN (or ASPIRE equivalent) Composite Score of 18
ACT or PLAN (or ASPIRE equivalent) English sub-score of 18 to enroll in English or (450 SAT, 68 Compass Writing)
ACT or PLAN (or ASPIRE equivalent) mathematics sub-score of 19 to enroll in College Algebra or (460 SAT, 40 Compass Algebra)
GPA 3.00 – Junior Status
GPA 2.75 – Senior Status
Apply now by clicking on this link: Dual Enrollment Program.
Natchitoches Central High School also has a partnership with Central Louisiana Technical Community College – Natchitoches Campus to help prepare our students for college and the workforce while they are still in high school. Call Mrs. Twana Harris for more information about this application process at (318)352-4315, ext. 229.
SENIORS: Don’t forget to go fill out your FAFSA online in order to apply for TOPS and other forms of financial aid such as Federal Pell Grants and Student Loans.
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Louisiana’s high school students have two paths to a high school diploma:
theUNIVERSITY pathwaywhich is for college/university-bound students…Course Requirements … and
theJUMP START pathwaywhich is for technical/community college and career-bound studentsTops Tech Course Requirements.
Students receive a gold Student Planning Guide in the tenth grade which contains this information plus much more. This guide contains the student’s transcript which has been evaluated by his/her counselor along with her notes and suggestions. Ask your junior or senior to share their GOLD FOLDER with you and track his/her progress toward graduation together.