Lubbock Exemplary Academic Program (LEAP)
LUBBOCK HIGH SCHOOL is the Magnet High School for LISD. LEAP(the name of the magnet program at Lubbock High School) was "invented" in 1979 to provide a world class education experience to academically gifted students. As such, Lubbock High offers many unique classes but also offers traditional courses offered at all the other high schools. LHS also offers AP (or Pre-AP), Academic, and regular level classes. AP and Pre-AP classes earn an extra point and Academic classes earn an extra 1/2 point when calculating GPA. Students benefit greatly from the ability to mix AP and Academic classes within their schedule.
Some of the unique classes offered at Lubbock High are:
Theory of Knowledge
IB Anatomy & Physiology
AP European History
IB Math Studies
AP Environmental Science
AP Music Theory
History of the Americas
Navy Junior ROTC
AP Survey of the Fine Arts
Sculpture & Ceramics
All regular courses are described in the comprehensive course offerings bulletin which can be accessed at lubbockisd.org. Specialized advanced courses, especially in math and science, are offered for students who eventually may be interested in professional fields.
High school credit for college courses is allowed as part of the Lubbock High School LEAP Magnet Program. Lubbock HIgh offers over 60 hours of college credit through our Dual Credit program with South Plains College (this is subject to change). Also,classes can be taken at the Texas Tech campus. Lubbock High School juniors and seniors who rank in the top ten percent (10%) of their class and have taken and scored eleven hundred eighty (1180) on the SAT or twenty-seven (27) on the ACT and are recommended by the Lubbock High School staff may also attend Texas Tech University for designated classes and count the completed course work for high school credit and university credit. For summer enrollment, a student must be a senior in the top twenty-five percent (25%) of his or her class with at least an eleven hundred forty (1140) SAT or twenty-five (25) ACT score, or a junior in the top ten percent (10%) of his or her class with at least an eleven hundred eighty (1180) SAT or twenty-seven (27) ACT score.
Students enrolled in the LEAP program who do not meet the requirements for special admission (i.e., rank in class) will have their records reviewed to determine other factors that may influence their success in college-level courses. Students must also show documentation of compliance with the TSI requirement by THEA test scores or proof of exemption. To receive high school credit, a student must take classes that are approved by TEA and that he/she has not previously taken at the high school level; however, all courses taken at the university must be approved by the Lubbock High School staff. Lubbock High School also offers its students the opportunity to earn dual credit for classes taught on the Lubbock High School campus. These college credit courses are taught in many of the LEAP-AP/IB classrooms.
Lubbock High School has been approved to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. The IB Diploma program is an internationally recognized challenging curriculum for highly motivated juniors and seniors. IB teaches students to relate classroom experiences to the realities of the world and places a strong emphasis on ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship. The IB diploma prepares students for any university in the world, and passing scores on the IB exams can aid students in qualifying for the Texas Distinguished Achievement Program and in gaining college credits. In order for a student to earn the IB Diploma, he/she must complete the course work in six different areas, sit for the corresponding exams, complete a 4,000-word original research project, participate in a Theory of Knowledge class, and complete hours of creativity-action-service. For more detailed information,contact Mrs. Kay Moore at 766-1464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.