academics

Academics Overview

De La Salle North Catholic High School offers a rigorous college prep curriculum. We are the only high school in Portland to require 4 years of English, Theology, Mathematics, Science, and Corporate Work Study, 3 years of social studies, and comprehensive elective offerings. 

Average class size is 21, and the student to teacher ratio is 17:1.

Although students enter our school an average of 1.5 years behind in reading and math, 98% of the class of 2023 was accepted to college.

Course & Graduation Requirements

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Theology Jesus Christ in Scripture Jesus Christ Revelation Mission of Jesus Christ Mission of the Church Social Justice History of Catholicism Sacraments World Religions
English English I English II American Literature World Literature, AP Language & Literature
Mathematics Geometry, Algebra Algebra I, Algebra II Algebra II, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry Pre-Calculus†, Calculus†, Math & Society
Science Physics Chemistry Biology † Chemistry II, Forensics, Environmental Science†, Honors Anatomy & Physiology†
Social Science World History US History: Ethnic Studies Government Economics
Spanish Spanish I, Spanish Heritage I Spanish II, Spanish Heritage II
Addl. Required PE I Health I PE Elective College Readiness Health II
CWSP Work Study I Work Study II Work Study III Work Study IV
Selective* Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC Foundations, ARC

† Dual Credit (college level)
* Academic support directed by teacher/administration

  • Possible Electives for ALL Grades: Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Mythology, Photography, Product Design, Recreational Fitness, STEM (such as Computer Science, Engineering), Student Council Leadership, Weight Training, Women’s Empowerment, Yearbook
  • Possible Electives for 11th-12th Grades: Community 101, Psychology, Spanish III
  • Electives for 12th Grade Only: AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • Note: Electives can change from semester to semester depending on student interest and teacher availability.
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