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Academic Essence

Courses, at every grade level, are designed to stimulate and challenge students.  Our program includes a core curriculum of science, math, language arts, world languages, and social studies, along with outstanding programs in the visual and performing arts, and a broad range of additional electives such as engineering design, sports medicine, consumer science, and American Studies.  The result is a comprehensive, well-rounded education from start to finish.

High school students choose from more than 140 credit courses. Runnels has as many or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses than any other high school in Baton Rouge, and a large selection of honors courses at the junior and senior high levels.

Runnels provides its students with rich offerings in academics that offer a multitude of opportunities to explore their interests, advance their skills, and expand their intellectual horizons. To help foster true understanding and mastery of new concepts and subject content, our outstanding faculty helps students engage with learning in innovative and inspiring ways. In all divisions, small class sizes encourage camaraderie and the sharing of ideas while providing students with the individual attention they need to grow and thrive.