LHS ALA Curriculum & Academics

Abbott Lawrence Academy (ALA) offers students in Lawrence an opportunity previously unavailable to most: the chance to experience a rich and rewarding honors education in the tradition of the most prestigious independent schools in the country, free of charge. ALA provides equal opportunity to all students in the city, leveling the playing fields for Lawrence students who want to accelerate their learning.  ALA promises a first-of-its-kind experience: the personalization of an accelerated academic program combined with access to the robust enrichment programs available to LHS. The result is a school that challenges its students every day and ultimately prepares them for admission to the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities.

All students must have fulfilled all LHS/ALA graduation requirements and a minimum of 110 credits.

Graduation Requirements for ALA Students:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Math
  • 2 years of United States History
  • 1 year of Social Studies
  • 3 years of Science
  • 1 semester of Health
  • 2 semesters of Physical Education
  • 2 semesters of Art
  • 3 semesters of A Foreign Language
  • Elective Courses

Detailed Course Sequence Form

Advanced Honors Algebra I

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Advanced Honors English I

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Advanced Honors Geometry

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Advanced Honors Foundations of Physics

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Advanced Honors Spanish I & III

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Pre AP World History

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Advanced Honors Algebra II

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Advanced Honors Chemistry

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Pre AP English

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Speech and Composition

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AP United States History 

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