Educational Philosophy

Students taking a test at De La Salle.

The rigorous academic program, combined with the spiritual, moral, physical, and social programs offered at De La Salle Collegiate, helps to form well-rounded young men as they prepare for college and beyond in the Lasallian tradition.
 

Students follow a challenging program to develop skills in critical thinking, communication, and learning. Technology tools and writing are incorporated throughout the curriculum to enhance research, idea development, and presentation skills. Students are encouraged to be inquisitive and open to growth, thus discovering and exploring new ideas and issues.

Our highest priority is to offer outstanding teaching in all our courses. De La Salle is characterized by the continual development of excellence in the classroom, the recognition of multiple ways of learning, and the accessibility of the staff to our students.

De La Salle’s educational program is designed to enable each student to develop to his maximum potential. The objectives for the educational program include helping each student to:

  • become a productive and responsible citizen.
  • develop the fundamental skills essential to self-directed, lifelong learning.
  • demonstrate consideration and respect for others.
  • make appropriate educational and career plans.
  • learn and apply strategies for logical problem solving and decision making.
  • develop self-discipline and a sense of personal responsibility for his learning, decisions and actions.
  • make choices consistent with a healthy lifestyle.
  • demonstrate the ability to work well with others.
  • use technology effectively.

ACADEMIC DOCUMENTSCurriculum Guide, 2019-20
AP Scores
2018-19 College Placement Profile

Dress Code

A students gets a hair cut at De La Salle after showing up to Orientation Day in violation of the new hair policy.

Beginning with the Orientation Days in August, all De La Salle Collegiate students must be in dress code including hair and facial hair. There is a barber/stylist on campus during orientation for any students not adhering to the dress code as it applies to haircuts.

There will be a $10 charge for this service. Final decisions will be made at the discretion of the
administration.

 

HAIR STYLES/FACIAL HAIRThese rules and all dress-code rules are at the discretion of the Dean of Discipline.

● Hair should be cut and kept neat so as to maintain a professional appearance.
● Hair will not touch the eyebrows, the top of the shirt collar, or the top of the ears.
● Reasonable height of hair must also be maintained. Bowl cuts, dreadlocks,
mohawks, or dyed hair are not acceptable. Afros must be maintained to a
reasonable height and width.
● Modest highlights of a natural color are permitted, subject to approval.
● Sideburns will not extend below the bottom of the ears.
 

Academic Integrity Policy

A student’s honesty and integrity in his academic work is expected in keeping with the moral and educational philosophy of our school. De La Salle reserves the right to submit selected pieces of work at random to external bodies for verification and evaluation of sources. All students are highly encouraged to keep all rough drafts, notes, and sources that are produced while preparing work should the need arise to produce them in defense against academic dishonesty. Any form of dishonesty in doing one’s individual academic work (homework, tests, failure to report, etc.) will be considered a serious violation.

A student works on his chromebook in the classroom.

The following list is not exhaustive, but it gives examples of behaviors that are unacceptable:
CHEATING: Using unauthorized notes, study aids, or information on an examination; altering a graded work after it has been returned, then submitting the work for re-grading unless instructed to do so by the teacher; allowing another person to do one's work and submitting that work under one's own name; submitting identical or similar papers for credit in more than one course without prior permission from the course teacher.
PLAGIARISM: Submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely one's own work without attributing those same portions to their correct source.
FABRICATION: Falsifying or inventing any information, data or citation; presenting data that were not gathered in accordance with the standard guidelines that define the appropriate methods for collecting or generating data, and then failing to include an accurate account of the method by which the data were gathered or collected.

OBTAINING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE: Stealing, reproducing, circulating or otherwise gaining access to examination materials prior to the time authorized by the instructor; unauthorized collaborating on an academic assignment; retaining, possessing, using, or circulating previously given examination materials, where those materials clearly indicate that they are to be returned to the instructor at the conclusion of the exam; or intentionally obstructing or interfering with another student's academic work.

AIDING AND ABETTING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Providing material, information, or other assistance to another person with, or without, knowledge that such aid could be used in any of the violations stated; providing false information in connection with any inquiry regarding academic integrity.

FALSIFICATION OF RECORDS AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS: Altering documents affecting academic records; forging signatures of parents; falsifying information on an official academic document, grade report, letter of permission, petition, waiver form, ID card, or any other official document.

UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO COMPUTERIZED AND/OR HARD COPIES OF ACADEMIC OR ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS OR SYSTEMS: Viewing or altering computer records; modifying computer programs or systems; releasing or dispensing information gained via unauthorized access; interfering with the use or availability of computer systems or information.
CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING ACADEMIC INTEGRITYNOTE: All consequences are subject to the discretion of the De La Salle administration.

FIRST OFFENSE
Parents receive an email from teacher and a phone call from the counselor detailing the incident and next steps for the student.
Student meeting with teacher and counselor.
Detention served to complete the assignment in question.

SECOND OFFENSE
Parents receive an email from teacher and a phone call from the counselor detailing the incident and next steps for the student.
Student and parent meeting with teacher, counselor, and assistant principal; Academic Integrity Contract is signed by all parties.
Suspension served; assignment in question may be completed during suspension or during a separate detention as determined by the teacher, counselor, and assistant principal.

THIRD OFFENSE
Parents receive an email from teacher and a phone call from the counselor detailing the incident and next steps for the student.
Student and parent meeting with teacher, counselor, and assistant principal; Academic Integrity Contract is reviewed by all parties.
Multiple-day suspension served; assignment in question may be completed during suspension or during a separate detention as determined by the teacher, counselor, and assistant principal.
Academic Integrity violations will be documented on the student’s transcripts. 

FOURTH OFFENSE
Consequences to be determined by De La Salle administration; expulsion possible.