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
  • 4 years of a Foreign Language
  • 3 years of Science
  • 2 years of United States History
  • 1 year of Social Studies
  • 2 semesters of Physical Education
  • 2 semesters of Art
  • Elective Courses

 

English

Advanced Honors English I

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Pre AP English

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Pre-AP English III

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AP Language and Composition 

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Adv. Honors English 4 

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AP Literature

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AP Seminar - Capstone 

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Speech and Composition

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SAT Prep Verbal

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History - Social Science 

Pre AP World History

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Pre-AP US History

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AP United States History 

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Merrimack Government and Politics 

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Pre-AP/Advanced Honors Government

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Merrimack College Intro to Psychology

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Math

Advanced Honors Algebra I

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Advanced Honors Algebra II

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Advanced Honors Geometry

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Adv. Honors Geo/Trig

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Advanced Honors Pre-Calculus

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Advanced Honors Statistics 

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Science and Technology

Advanced Honors Foundations of Physics

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Advanced Honors Chemistry

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AP Chemistry

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AP Physics 

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Advanced Honors Biology

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Merrimack College Biology Seminar

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AP Computer Science 

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Digital Literacy/Robotics 

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Merrimack College Intro to Engineering 

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Spanish

Advanced Honors Spanish I 

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Advanced Honors Spanish II

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Advanced Honors Spanish III

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Advanced Honors Spanish IV

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Advanced Honors Spanish for Heritage Learners

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Pre-AP Spanish

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AP Spanish Language and Culture

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AP Spanigh Literature 

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