School Profile

ABOUT CEDAR CREEK SCHOOL 

Cedar Creek School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school that was founded in 1970.  Located in north Louisiana, the campus  has a student body of 730 students in Pre-K through 12th grade.  Students are drawn to Cedar Creek from rural communities, small towns, and mid-sized cities from seven parishes by the school’s reputation for academic excellence.   Cedar Creek practices an open non-discriminatory admission policy.

ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIP

Cedar Creek School is accredited by the State of Louisiana and both the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).  The school holds membership in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) and Independent School Management.

CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Cedar Creek School offers an expanded college preparatory curriculum.  Career internship opportunities are available for seniors.  Students are asked to complete a minimum of ten hours of community service each school year.  Twenty-four and a half credits are required for graduation in the following subject areas:

English  4 credits
Social Studies  4 credits
Mathematics  4 credits
Science  4 credits
Foreign Language  2 credits (3 or more recommended)
Fine Arts  1 credit
Physical Ed/Health  2 credits
Computer   .5 credit
Electives  3 credits

Total  24.5 credits
 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

AP English Literature/Composition
AP English Language/Composition
AP United States History
AP Psychology
AP French Language/Culture
AP Spanish Language/Culture
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Calculus AB
AP Studio Art 
AP Art History

ADVANCED HONORS COURSES (Pre-AP)

English I & II
Science (Biology, Physical Science, and Chemistry)
Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math)

DUAL ENROLLMENT (with Louisiana University System)

Fine Arts Survey
French III Honors
AP French
Spanish III Honors
AP Spanish
Biology II Honors
AP Biology
American History Honors
AP U.S. History
AP Psychology
Advanced Math Honors & Advanced Honors
Algebra II Honors & Advanced Honors
English IV Honors
AP English IV (2016-2017 Literature & Composition)
(2017-2018 Language & Composition)

 

HONORS

English I, II, III and IV
Science (Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology II)
Social Science (American History)
Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Adv Math, and Prob & Statistics)
Foreign Language (Spanish III and French III)

GRADE AND RANK INFORMATION

All students take seven courses each year.  Cumulative grade point averages are based on annual grades.  The annual grade is computed by combining quarter grades with semester exams.

Cedar Creek School does not rank its students, rather a quartile is determined, based on all students and on all subjects. All subjects are college preparatory. Grade point average is weighted. Honors, Advanced Honors, and Advanced Placement courses receive additional weight.

GRADING SCALE

GRADING SCALE        GPA Scale
A = 93-100                   A = 4.0
B = 85-92                     B = 3.0
C = 77-84                     C = 2.0
D = 70-76                     D = 1.0
F = Below 70                 F = 0.0

Quality Points
1/2 quality point added for Honors classes
1 quality point added for AP and Advanced Honors classes

CLASS OF 2016

In the Class of 2016, 47 students matriculated as follows:

Accepted to 4-year college 94%
Accepted to 2-year college 2%
Military Enlistment 2%
TOPS qualifiers 89%
Total scholarships accepted: $1,886,335
Total scholarships offered: $4,633,697

ACT INFORMATION CLASS OF 2016

Average composite ACT score  24.58
Top quartile   28.16
Top half  27.04

COLLEGE PLACEMENT

More than 95% of students graduating from Cedar Creek School attend four-year colleges. 

RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

Agnes Scott College
Babson College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Eugene Lang—The New School
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grambling State University
Harding University
Harvard
Hendrix College
Houston Baptist University
Ithaca College
Kennesaw State University
King’s College
Louisiana College
Louisiana Scholars’ College
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University, Eunice
Louisiana Tech University
Marlboro College
McNeese State University
Millikin University
Millsaps College
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
Missouri State University
Molloy College
Morehouse College
Nicholls State University
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
Northwestern State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pace University
Pepperdine University
Point Park University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rider University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Southern Methodist University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama—Birmingham
University of Arkansas
University of Central Florida
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
University of Louisiana-Monroe
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee Univesity
Xavier University of Louisiana


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