A dedicated group of certified educators, Loyola’s faculty invest itself on each student’s personal welfare and academic success. Ongoing efforts to keep class sizes small allow for much individual attention and differentiated instruction.
- Honor courses in English, mathematics, science and languages.
- AP courses in English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Biology, US History, European History, US Government and Politics, Chemistry, Calculus AB & BC, Latin, Spanish Language, French Language, Psychology, and Physics C. All AP students are required to take the AP national exam.
- One hundred hours of approved community service must be completed for graduation.
- Scholars’ Program designed to provide a stronger challenge to students.
- Religious instruction also includes attendance in school-wide Mass every week.
- Dual enrollment with LSU Shreveport is available in certain courses.
Loyola’s modified block scheduling provides flexibility for teachers and students inside and outside the classroom. Class period length is 90 minutes and classes meet every other day for four days of the five day week. One day is reserved for traditional, 50 minute-minute periods, when all seven classes meet. Opportunities abound for students to be exposed to more critical thinking skills and a variety of teaching techniques in the classroom, to have time built into the day for activities and club meetings, to focus on time-management skills, and to be exposed to a system similar to most colleges. The built-in activity block is designed to provide more effective support for the developmental needs of students. Since Catholic Schools seek to promote community in the school experience, the schedule is ideal.
One of the pillars of a Catholic education is answering the call to service. Loyola students work to serve those in our community, bringing the love of Christ to the most vulnerable through programs such as FAiTH, or Flyers Aiding the Hungry – an annual event run and directed by students that provides food and toys to local families during the Christmas season. Students are required to earn 25 hours of community service each year they are at Loyola, for a total of 100 upon graduation. Many students accomplish many more than 100 hours by the end of their senior year. A list of approved volunteer organizations and Service Hour Log Form is on the Loyola website.