University Laboratory School Completes Successful 2014-2015 School Year


University Laboratory School students and faculty completed the 2014-2015 school year with a number of accomplishments and accolades, including a school-wide nomination for the nation’s top honor – Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Like so many other classes before them, ULS seniors this year achieved much both in and out of the classroom. As of the most recent data provided by the Louisiana Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, 99 of our 109 graduating seniors are eligible to receive a TOPS Scholarship. In addition, ULS seniors this year also collectively earned 155 additional scholarships for their academic, service, athletic and other accomplishments. Finally, seven seniors graduated as IB diploma candidates, 51 graduated with honors (3.9 or above cumulative GPA), and 82 percent earned dual enrollment credit fulfilling college freshman year requirements prior to even graduating from high school.

Outside of the classroom, ULS high school athletes earned five state championships, the second most ever in the history of the school, in the sports of football, girls and boys basketball, girls soccer and girls tennis. The ULS Show Choir performed “Shrek the Musical” to sold out audiences for a full weekend. Several of choir members had the privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Cub Pride Band earned a gold rating at the Orlando Heritage Music Festival. High School art students had their work selected for exhibition throughout the year and throughout Baton Rouge including at the White Lights art show at Circa 1857, at Middleton Library, at Baton Rouge Gallery and at the LSU Pancake Breakfast.

As the 2015-2016 school year draws near, University Laboratory School is preparing to celebrate its centennial year and continue the tradition of 100 years of academic distinction.

About University Lab School
The University Laboratory School was established by the College of Education, now known as the College of Human Sciences & Education, of Louisiana State University and has operated under its auspices for nearly 100 years. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. The school is located on the main campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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