Captain Shreve offers a wide variety of academic opportunities for students of every grade level. Electives, advanced placement classes, and more provide gators with the tools they need to prepare for a collegiate career and succeed in whatever direction they decide to take later in life.
Due to changing requirements over the past few years regarding required courses, required number of credits, etc., the easiest way to find information pertaining to each student's academics is to take a look at the Student Handbook. The handbook includes information pertaining to available courses, common procedures, academic requirements, and much more. If you need more information than that is provided in the handbook, or have a question, feel free to contact a counselor (Contact Information
For more information regarding college preparation, TOPS, etc., please visit Guidance/Senior Info
Gifted and Honors Programs
At Captain Shreve, we offer a range of courses for advanced students. Our gifted and honors courses begin at the 9th grade level and follow a college preparatory curriculum.
Gifted and honors courses have many advantages such as smaller class size, personal attention, and activities which offer students opportunities for creative expression and
critical thinking. Students enrolled in these programs have access to advanced technology and applications. Advanced students are challenged by instructors who are trained to
incorporate engaging activities, collaborative projects, and real-world applications. Often students discover career interests in our advanced engineering, math, and language
courses. Gifted and honors level courses offer additional academic enrichment, including programs which partner with the Norton Art Gallery and the Robinson Film Center. Seniors
have the option to participate in Senior Trip Abroad, an experience which includes travel to countries such as Italy, Greece, France, and England.
Courses are offered in all four core content areas: English, Math, Science, Social Studies.
At the junior and senior level, students may enroll in Advanced Placement courses. The Advanced Placement program is for serious students who seek academic challenges. In the AP
program students can expect to learn skills that will make them successful in college. AP students participate in class discussions and Socratic seminars, collaborate to solve problems,
build communication and composition skills, develop study habits for college, and use advanced technology and applications in their courses.
The Advanced Placement program is governed by the College Board. Captain Shreve offers a variety of AP courses to prepare students for AP exams and earn college credit or advanced placement in college.
AP exam scores are accepted by nearly every college and university, unlike dual enrollment credits. All AP students should plan to take the exam for their course. Colleges and universities award credit
or placement based on student exam scores. Exams are administered in May for a cost of $87 per exam.
English Language & Composition
English Literature & Composition
At the junior and senior level, students enrolled in the Early Start program may earn college credit for course work completed at Captain Shreve. Captain Shreve has partnered with local colleges and universities
to offer dual enrollment courses in a range of disciplines. Students who meet program requirements may enroll in a local partnering college or university while still in high school. Grades are recorded on both the
high school and college transcripts. Captain Shreve students have earned up to 40 hours of college credit through the Early Start program.
Course offerings with the
dual enrollment option:
English III & IV
For more information of the Early Start program, including requirements and deadlines, visit the LSUS website: