9th - 12th Grade

Director’s Welcome

The Upper School of Lee-Scott Academy is focused on preparing our students for a productive and fulfilled life after graduation by providing students with a challenging academic foundation for success in both college and career.  Our challenging curriculum is based on current research based standards that create a foundation of knowledge in each of our core classes of English, foreign language, math, science, and social studies. Students are encouraged to extend their learning beyond the walls of our classrooms by taking dual enrollment classes in addition to honors and AP classes.

Students in grades 7 – 8 utilize school owned iPads and students in grades 9 – 12 are issued school owned MacBooks. As an Apple Distinguished School, we encourage using technology to support student learning allowing LSA to move away from the traditional structured learning and toward a more flexible, self-directed approach, where teachers encourage students to be more creative in their learning and can collaborate with peers in group settings.

In honoring our mission at LSA, our faculty and staff strive to create a learning environment that nurtures and develops Christ centered values in our students.   Teaching, leading and encouraging our students to understand the values of Christ and treating fellow students as we would like to be treated is a value that is central to our mission.   As a school, we believe encouraging a strong faith in our students is also vital for us to foster.

The Upper School recognizes academic excellence of our students through numerous academic and performance honor societies. Students are provided many opportunities to participate in varied athletic teams or to participate in drama, chorus or art. With numerous opportunities including many club activities, our desire is for each student to find a place to contribute and become part of a meaningful group.  Excellence is recognized in all areas of the arts, athletics and academics.

We value the trust placed in us when students choose to attend Lee-Scott Academy.  Our students are why we do what we do.  Each day our faculty strives to make a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for your interest in our upper school program!

Ms. Donna Lloyd

Upper School Principal

9th - 12th Grade

At Lee-Scott Academy, we are dedicated to helping each student reach his or her potential and prepare all students for future endeavors in education and the world beyond.

AP Courses

In keeping with the college preparatory aspect of the school’s mission, Lee-Scott Academy offers its students the opportunity to take Advancement Placement (AP) classes. These courses are sponsored by the College Board, and are rigorous courses that demand additional investments of time, energy, and motivation on the part of the students.

Currently the following AP courses are available for Upper School students with grade requirements and instructor approval:

10th grade students:

AP European History

11th grade students:

AP US History

AP English Language and Composition

12th grade students:

AP Biology

AP English Literature

AP Macroeconomics

All students that take an AP class are required to sit for the exam at the end of the year.

Information about College Board’s Advanced Placement program can be found here:

Advanced Placement Student Homepage

If you are interested in taking Advanced Placement classes but are unsure about whether or not the university you plan to attend will accept the credit, click the link below and search for the university in which you are interested to see their credit policies regarding AP classes:

University AP Credit Policies

AP Biology

Students will study the core scientific principles, theories, and processes that govern living organisms and biological systems. You’ll do hands-on laboratory work to investigate natural phenomena.

AP Biology Coursework

AP English Language and Composition

Students learn about the elements of argument and composition as you develop your critical-reading and writing skills. You’ll read and analyze nonfiction works from various periods and write essays with different aims: for example, to explain an idea, argue a point, or persuade your reader of something.

AP English Language and Composition Coursework

AP English Literature

Students learn how to understand and evaluate works of fiction, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. You’ll read literary works and write essays to explain and support your analysis of them.

AP English Literature

AP European History

Students study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped Europe from c. 1450 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

AP European History

AP US History

Students can study the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have shaped the United States from c. 1491 to the present. You’ll analyze texts, visual sources, and other historical evidence and write essays expressing historical arguments.

AP US History Coursework

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in college coursework and earn college credits. These courses are completed on the college calendar by semester. Classes may be taken online or physically on the college campus if scheduling permits. Lee-Scott Academy offers three Dual Enrollment courses on our campus: PreCalculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II.

Dual enrollment is available to students in grades 10 – 12. Requirements vary depending on the college.

Dual Enrollment FAQ Sheet

Auburn University

Auburn University offers its Auburn First program to high school students an accessible and affordable opportunity to take official Auburn University courses and earn both college and high school credit at the same time.

Auburn University Dual Enrollment

The University of Alabama

Explore the University of Alabama’s early college program for high school students.

UA Early College Program

Troy University

Explore Troy University’s Accelerate program for high school students.

Troy University Accelerate Program

Point University

Point University’ss program provides academically outstanding students with the opportunity to take Point courses while finishing high school.

Point Dual-Credit Enrollment

Columbus State

Columbus State’s Dual Enrollment program is designed for students who wish to enroll concurrently in high school and college-level courses. A Dual Enrollment student earns both high school and college credits, and students may be enrolled part-time or full-time.

Columbus State Dual Enrollment

Southern Union

Southern Union’s Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit High School program allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes and receive both high school and college credit. The student must be in grade ten, eleven, or twelve, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Southern Union Dual Enrollment

Wallace Community College Selma

Wallace’s Dual Enrollment allows high school students to get a jump start on their college careers. Students are afforded the opportunity to earn college credit while earning a high school diploma. Dual Enrollment provides students the ability to adjust to the college environment and course expectations before becoming a full-time college student. College credit will be awarded immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Wallace Community College Selma High School Programs

Lower School Principal

Ms. Donna Lloyd

2021-2022 Course Catalog9th-12th Grade Handbook