A required course is one that must be successfully completed in order to meet Lakota’s graduation requirements. For example, you must successfully complete Government in order to graduate. Graduation requirements are listed in this booklet in graduation requirements section.
A recommended course is not necessarily one that has to be taken to meet a requirement. It is, however, a course that we have found in the past to be highly valued by colleges and employers.
Elective courses are those which are not specifically identified as graduation requirements. You will need to take some elective courses in order to have sufficient credits to graduate. All of our elective courses are designed to provide you with a marketable skill; make you a better informed human being, citizen and consumer; and help you expand your knowledge in areas that will become lifelong hobbies or avocations.
Courses designated as honors courses are awarded weighted grades, meaning grades for these add value of 1.0 (for grades of C- and above) in this computation.
Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
AP courses are College Board approved courses in twenty-one disciplines designed to prepare the student for taking college-level coursework and exams while still in high school. Taking AP courses can result in students earning college credit or placement once the student enrolls in a college or university. AP courses are accepted by most colleges and universities. It is important that the student be informed about the policies of their potential colleges. Courses designated as AP are awarded an additional value of 1.0 weighted credit (for grades C- and above).
College Credit Plus Courses (CCP)
College Credit Plus courses are taught by either an adjunct professor on our campuses or taught and taken on a college campus. CCP courses will receive college and high school credit at the same time. CCP courses will receive transcripted credit recognized at all public colleges and universities in Ohio. CCP courses are also designated as Honors weighted grades for core courses or requirements.
A prerequisite is a condition that must be met before a student may enroll in a certain course. The prerequisites are listed at the end of each course description. Please check these requirements carefully before making selections. Prerequisites reflect the desire of each department to ensure the success of students in selected courses.
A course listed as a co-requisite must be taken prior to or at the same time as a certain course.