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College, Career, and Military Readiness


The mission of Lorena ISD is to provide “exceptional learning opportunities that inspire and equip all students for a productive and independent future.” Preparing all students for college and workforce success is an essential part of fulfilling this mission. At Lorena High School, we take great pride in the level of preparedness our students have attained when they walk across the stage as graduates.


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College Readiness

Students who are college ready have the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to be successful in a postsecondary academic environment. Lorena ISD believes all students have the potential to reach their postsecondary goals, and we are committed to offering the courses, environment, and resources to help them do so. 


College Testing

Texas colleges and universities require students to demonstrate academic readiness through either the TSIA2, SAT or ACT assessments. Lorena High School offers these assessments to students beginning in the 10th grade year, as appropriate. College readiness assessment standards are as follows:


Test English Passing Standard Math Passing Standard
SAT 480 530
ACT 40 (English and Reading Combined Score) 22
TSIA2 945 and 5 on essay 950



College Preparatory Curriculum

Lorena High School offers a rigorous college preparatory standard curriculum to promote academic success for all students. We also offer a variety of advanced coursework to challenge accelerated students and allow opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school.


Rigorous College Preparatory Standard Curriculum

English Math Science Social Studies Foreign Language
English I
English II
English III
English IV
Algebra I
Algebra II
Int Physics & Chemistry
Environmental Systems
World Geography
World History
United States History
US Government 
Levels 1-4
Levels 1-4



Advanced Academics

English Math Science Social Studies Fine Art
English I Pre-AP
English II Pre-AP
English III AP (Language)
English IV AP
Dual Credit English 
Algebra I Pre-AP
Geometry Pre-AP
Algebra II Honors
Pre Calculus Honors
Calculus AP
Physics AP
Biology AP
World History AP
Dual Credit US History 1301/1302
Dual Credit US Government 2305
Dual Credit Economics 2301
Studio Art AP

Career Readiness


Career & Technology Education 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the opportunity to learn about specific career areas and gain important knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in future education and  employment. Lorena High School offers CTE courses in seven career clusters to include eleven programs of study. Course offerings include opportunities to earn industry certification and TSTC dual credit.


Click here for more information about the programs of study offered at Lorena High School.


Agriculture, Food and Natural ResourcesAgriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Business, Marketing and Finance
Business, Marketing and Finance
Health Science
Health Science
Human Services
Human Services
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Click here for information about approved Statewide CTE programs of study.

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Online Dual Enrollment


Through a partnership with TSTC, juniors and seniors at Lorena High School students have the opportunity to earn college credit in the following areas:

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
Graphic Design and Multimedia Arts
TSTC Course Name TSTC Course # LHS Course
Computer Illustration ARTC 1353 Graphic Design & Illustration I w/Lab
Digital Imaging I ARTC 1302 Digital Art and Animation
Digital Publishing I ARTC 1313 Digital Design & Media Production
Design Communication I ARTC 1317 Graphic Design & Illustration II w/Lab
Business, Marketing and Finance
Accounting and Finance Services
TSTC Course Name TSTC Course # LHS Course
Spreadsheets POFI 1349 Business Information Management I w/Lab
Principles of Accounting I ACNT 1325 Accounting I
Payroll & Business Tax Accounting ACNT 1329 Finnancial Analysis
Intro to Computerized Accounting ACNT 1311 Accounting II
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
TSTC Course Name TSTC Course # LHS Course
Personal Computer Hardware ISTC 1325 Internetworking Technologies I
Fundamentals to Networking ITNW 1325 Internetworking Technologies II
Implementing & Supporting Servers ITNW 1354 Networking Lab
Secure Linux Administration ITSY 1374 Cybersecurity Capstone

For more information about Lorena High School course offerings and graduation requirements, please visit the Course Registration page on the LHS Guidance and Counseling website. 


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