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FELICIAN UNIVERSITY-LODI HIGH SCHOOL

Academy of Research & Advanced Academics (ARAA)


Lodi High School Admissions Process

Prospective grade 8 students must submit an application, writing sample, and participate in individual and panel interviews.

 

Academy Design

All Academy courses shall receive, at minimum, the honors weighting calculation grade point average. General courses taken will receive honors weight through the completion of a comprehensive general education annual research project. Academy students shall submit his or her final research paper to course teacher by the end of marking period 3, and present the final research presentation to staff, parents, and peers at annual ARAA evening presentation program in June.

Example

The honors weight for physical education, health and safety can be earned through the completion of a research project on sports related concussions and the effects on the developing adolescent brain.


Academy Thesis Requirement

Starting in grade 11, each student will meet with his or her research advisor in September to develop a thesis proposal to be completed and presented prior to graduation. The student shall be required to meet with his or her research advisor quarterly to review his or her progress. Each grade Academy student shall submit his or her final thesis proposal to research advisor by the end of marking period 3, and present the final research presentation to staff, parents, and peers at annual ARAA evening presentation program in June.

Felician University Courses

Rising juniors shall be eligible to participate in 100 level courses at Felician University as early as the summer semester. Academy students shall be required to meet all Felician University pre-requisites for course selection, as established by Felician University, and shall also be required to meet all course standards at the same level as traditional college students. All courses completed at Felician University shall receive, at minimum, the advanced placement weighting calculation for the Lodi High School grade point average.

Typical Program of Study

All Academy of Research and Advanced Academics (ARAA) shall be required to take at minimum the courses listed below:

Grade 9

• Honors Literature 1

• Honors Geometry

• Honors World History

• Spanish or French*

• Honors Biology

• Spanish or French

• PE/Health**

• Electives*

Grade 10

• Honors Literature 2

• Honors Algebra 2

• Honor US History 1

• Honors Chemistry

• Spanish or French*

• PE/Health**

• Financial Literacy

Grade 11

Felician University

• Summer Semester (optional)

• Fall Semester (PM session)

• Spring Semester (PM session)

Taken at Lodi High School

• AP Literature

• PE/Health**

• Independent Research Thesis

Combination of Lodi High School and/or Felician University Courses

• Honors Pre-Calculus or Felician Univserity equivalent

• AP History or Felician University equivalent

• AP Biology or AP Chemistry or Felician University equivalent

• Honors World Language or Felician University equivalent

• Electives* or Felician University equivalent

Grade 12

Felician University

• Summer Semester (optional)

• Fall Semester (PM session)

• Spring Semester (PM session)

Taken at Lodi High School

• AP Language & Composition

• PE/Health**

• Independent Research Thesis and Presentation

Combination of Lodi High School and/or Felician University Courses

• AP Psychology or Felician University equivalent

• AP Biology or AP Chemistry or Felician University equivalent

• AP Calculus AB or Felician University equivalent

• Honors World Language or Felician University equivalent

• Electives or Felician University equivalent

• Senior Independent Research Thesis and Presentation

 

* General education annual research project for honors weight

**In order to provide time for more advanced academics and research, the physical education and health requirement will be reduced to four credits for this cohort and may also be completed through Option 2 for student-athletes.

 

Upcoming Dates

Apr
14

Friday, April 14 - Friday, April 21

May
29

Monday, May 29

Jun
6

Tuesday, June 06

Jun
14

Wednesday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 20

Jun
20

Tuesday, June 20