This year LaCrosse High School began its 1-to-1 initiative with every high school student and teacher receiving a MacBook Pro to use for school work. The students and teachers are doing a great job utilizing this tool, adding depth and breadth to the education of our students. We expect the use of the computers to increase as both the teachers and students become more familiar with the capabilities of the technology. One of the programs we are beginning to utilize is called My Big Campus. My Big Campus has an appearance similar to Facebook so students find it easy to navigate through the program. On My Big Campus students will find assignments and information necessary for their work in class. My Big Campus is internet based so students can access it from home but parents also have access by using their child’s login information.
Exemplary – Grade A. The results are in from last year and LaCrosse High School was rated Exemplary for the second straight year. Grades for schools are based on three areas: State Assessment Results, Graduation Rate and College and Career Readiness. Last year, LaCrosse received a grade of “A” from the state. Our End of Course Assessments were outstanding. Students who were in English 10 passed the ECA with over a 90% passing rate and our Algebra 1 ECA results were an 86% passing rate. Our graduation rate last year was over 95%. Dual Credits are a means by which the state judges the College and Career Readiness of our school. Twenty-seven percent of our seniors will graduate with over 30 college credits this year. That is AMAZING; one-fourth of our students will complete a year of college while still in high school.
I am proud to be part of LaCrosse High School and assist in the education of the young adults from the communities of Wanatah, LaCrosse and Prairie Township. Parents should be very proud of the system of education they have helped to establish at the school because the performance of their children is second to none. There is not a single school corporation in LaPorte County that can boast of academic accomplishments like those at Tri-Township. It is true: We Excel in Academics. If you want your child to have a high quality education, send them to Tri-Township.
Principal, LaCrosse High School