Grading & Graduation
The Lahore American School high school is an American college preparatory program with the majority of our graduates attending colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Pakistan.
The high school academic year is divided into two semesters and four quarters, the first and second quarters making up the first semester and the third and fourth quarters making up the second semester. Repot cards are issued at the end of each quarter.
In general, college admission priority is given to students who have completed four years of English, math, science and social studies and a minimum of three years in a foreign language. We highly recommend that our students pursue a course of study that is as rigorous as possible during their high school years. Our highest level in courses offered is the Advanced Placement program for which a student must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement to earn an entry recommendation.
High school students also have a cumulative academic record or transcript kept on file with the guidance office. This transcript shows the courses taken, semester grades earned, credits awarded, all courses taken, previous schools attended, summer or additional course work completed and the overall grade point average. This is the student’s official academic record which parents and students are advised to frequently review.
Every high school student at LAS is required to carry a minimum of seven courses. In order to graduate, a student must earn 25 units in grades 9 through 12. Graduation from LAS means that the student has satisfactorily completed the required course of study. The following is a list of the minimum required credits for graduation from Lahore American School.
Grades are reported via an un-weighted standard grade point equivalency system on each student’s transcript. In some cases, a grade of P or F (pass/fail) may be assigned. Class rank is not assigned. Our emphasis is placed on each student attempting the most challenging course load within their abilities and interests.
Quarterly and semester grades are awarded in each subject. LAS grades denote progress levels as follows :