General Information

LHS's faculty of 109 includes 100 teachers, five counselors, one testing coordinator, one media specialist, one technology specialist, and one reading coach. Forty-six percent of the faculty have over 15 years of experience, 29% have 6-14 years, 20% have 1-5 years, and 5% are first-year teachers. Ninety-six percent are highly qualified, 45% hold advanced degrees, and 5% have earned National Board Certification.

Each guidance counselor is assigned students from all grade levels, 9-12. Students remain with the same counselor throughout their tenure in high school. Students are assigned to homerooms, and homerooms are assigned to counselors.

Lecanto High School
Founded in 1984, Lecanto High School is the newest and largest secondary school in the district. Lecanto High School became an authorized International Baccalaureate World School in the 2008-2009 school year. Lecanto High also offers the Lecanto School of Art, a selective program for students who want to pursue a career in the visual arts.

Community
Citrus County is a rapidly growing community of 141,416 residents located on the west coast of central Florida. The economy is primarily based on electrical utilities, the educational system, health care, law enforcement, and hospitality services. Lecanto High School is located on a 160 acre tract of woodland, and provides services for several small communities and rural areas populated by people from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.

School Year
Lecanto High School utilizes a modified 4 x 4 block schedule. The school year is divided into two 18-week terms or four 9-week quarters.
Some classes are offered on an alternate A/B day schedule. For the A/B classes, grades are awarded and credits earned every 18 weeks. The A/B courses continue for 36 week

Requirements
Students may pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in accordance with the curriculum offered by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics-Micro, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art-Drawing, Studio Art-2D Design, US Government & Politics, US History and World History. Other AP classes are available through the Florida Virtual School. Dual Enrollment courses are available through The College of Central Florida at the Lecanto Campus.

GPA
Unweighted GPA is calculated using the 4.0 scale. Weighted GPA is calculated using the 4.0 scale plus an additional point for every grade of C or better in any Pre-IB, IB, AP, Honors or dual enrollment class.

Accelerated
International Baccalaureate students must meet the Diploma requirements set by IBO. Current high school students need to earn 24 credits: 4 English, 4 Math (includes Algebra and Geometry), 3 Science (includes Biology); 4 social studies (includes geography), ½ personal fitness, ½ physical education, ½ health, 1 practical or fine art. Students will need to pass the State Algebra and Reading assessments. They will need 1 online credit and a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

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