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									SCHOLAR HANDBOOK & COURSE CATALOG




    Table of Contents
    About The Scholar Program............................................................................................................................3

         The Mission ............................................................................................................................................3

         How Scholar Works ..................................................................................................................................3

         How Students Benefit ..............................................................................................................................3

         Concurrent Enrollment ..............................................................................................................................3

    Partner High Schools......................................................................................................................................3

    Scholar Policies ............................................................................................................................................3

         Recommendation ....................................................................................................................................3

         Application ..............................................................................................................................................3

         Semesters ..............................................................................................................................................3

         Tuition and Payment ................................................................................................................................3

         Grades......................................................................................................................................................4

         Confirmation of Registration ......................................................................................................................4

         Transcripts ................................................................................................................................................4

         Unofficial Transcripts..................................................................................................................................4

         Fee Waiver for Application to La Roche College ..........................................................................................4

    Course Descriptions ......................................................................................................................................4

    Colleges & Universities Accepting Scholar Credits ........................................................................................6

    La Roche College Scholar Faculty ..................................................................................................................7

    Scholar High School Administration & Faculty ................................................................................................7

    La Roche College Mission Statement ............................................................................................................8

    Contact Information........................................................................................................................................8




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About The Scholar Program                                                                 Partner High Schools
A Concurrent College Enrollment Partnership at La Roche College                           The following high schools in western Pennsylvania are partners with La Roche
                                                                                          College through Scholar:
The Mission
                                                                                          Aliquippa
The Scholar Program is a concurrent enrollment partnership between La Roche
                                                                                          Avella High School
College and a number of western Pennsylvania high schools. Since 1995,
                                                                                          Ambridge
Scholar has enabled qualified junior and senior high school students to earn
                                                                                          Baldwin
credits toward a college degree. Early on, students are part of La Roche’s
                                                                                          Bishop Canevin Catholic
community, and we are hopeful that these students remain at La Roche for
                                                                                          Burrell
their whole college experience. Here, we believe students are encouraged to
                                                                                          Career Connections Charter High School
become lifelong learners who can participate in the resolution of social, political
                                                                                          Central Catholic
and moral issues that face our society today.
                                                                                          Cornell
                                                                                          Deer Lakes
How Scholar Works                                                                         Franklin Regional
High schools participating in the Scholar Program offer certain La Roche                  Elizabeth Forward
College courses to their junior and senior students. One great benefit of the             Geibel Catholic
program is that students take these college-level courses in their own high               Greensburg Catholic Schools
school classrooms. Another benefit – course teachers are approved as adjunct              Hampton
faculty at La Roche. Therefore, partner school students who are recommended               Mt. Alvernia
by their teachers may register for La Roche College credit.                               North Allegheny
                                                                                          North Catholic
Most Scholar students are required to have two classes with campus-based                  North Hills
La Roche College faculty members. Ordinarily, two La Roche College classes                Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
are required in each Scholar course. Other requirements, such as tests or                 Penn-Trafford
assignments, vary according to the particular course.                                     Pine-Richland
                                                                                          Quigley Catholic
How Students Benefit                                                                      Saint Joseph
The Scholar Program allows students to experience the academic challenge of               Seton-La Salle
college classes while they are in high school. Through Scholar, students                  Shaler
remain in the high school setting while using college-level textbooks and taking          Thomas Jefferson
part in the classes of college instructors, all with minimum expense. Students
who enter college with credits already earned will have broader options for their
studies. Besides academic credit, they may also have increased confidence
in their ability to pursue higher education. Scholar acts as a partner in the
                                                                                          Scholar Policies
continuum of education, helping to prepare high school students for the
transition into college and into the community of learners.                               Recommendation
                                                                                          High school teachers recommend students for the Scholar Program. To be
Concurrent Enrollment                                                                     eligible, students must be juniors or seniors at one of the partner high schools
                                                                                          and be able to participate in honors or advanced classes.
Through Scholar, students are enrolled in their high school and La Roche
College at the same time, and they fulfill requirements concurrently for both.
                                                                                          Application
Scholar students may transfer their credits from La Roche College, according to
                                                                                          The Scholar Office sends information regarding the application process to
the practices of the accepting colleges. La Roche provides a list of colleges
                                                                                          the high school liaison, who then passes that information along to qualified
that have accepted credits earned through the Scholar Program; the list is
                                                                                          students. These students must fill out the online application by the deadline
contained within this booklet.
                                                                                          date. After that, they should follow the procedure prompts on the website.
                                                                                          This will include giving their application voucher to the high school liaison.
Scholar Financial Award
A one-time award of $2,000 is available to any academically motivated and                 Semesters
talented high school senior who has successfully earned three or more                     Ordinarily, the year-long high school class is considered a one-semester college
La Roche College credits through the Scholar Program. This Scholar Financial              class. Students taking a one-semester course in the high school should take
Award is applied to the freshman year at La Roche College, and is added to                note of registration dates for “semester-only courses.”
any need- or merit-based aid that students may receive. Students must be
nominated by March 1 by the Scholar liaison from their high school. Those                 Tuition and Payment
who are interested should contact the La Roche College Admissions Office:                 Students will be notified annually as to what the exact Scholar Program tuition
admissions@laroche.edu, 412-536-1272.                                                     is per credit. Students pay the tuition to the liaison of the school (check made


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payable to high school) by the notified deadline (see La Roche College, Scholar            AM 101 Introduction to Administration and Management
brochure). The liaison at the high school collects the registration fees and               An introduction to the field of administration and management, focusing
remits one check to La Roche.                                                              specifically on the area of business administration. The functional areas of
                                                                                           business such as marketing, finance, personnel and production will be
Grades                                                                                     reviewed together with subjects such as economics, accounting and
La Roche College students earn letter grades (A, B, C, D, F, including + or – but          computers. For Non-Majors Only.
not A+). Provided the Scholar student’s work is acceptable to La Roche
College, the high school teacher determines the letter grade and the college               AM 105 Macroeconomics
records it on the college transcript.                                                      An introductory economics course focusing on the field of macroeconomics,
                                                                                           including government spending, money, inflation, unemployment and taxes.
A grade of W (withdrawn) or NC (no credit) does not affect the high school                 Also included are brief sections on microeconomics and economic systems.
grade. Most colleges, including La Roche College, will not accept the transfer of
a course in which a C- or lower is earned.                                                 EN 111 College Writing: Exposition I
                                                                                           This course is designed to teach concise and effective expository writing,
                                                                                           progressing from simple assignments involving personal experience to more
Confirmation of Registration
                                                                                           complex assignments of critical analysis.
Rosters will be sent to the school for confirmation of enrollment immediately
after the application deadline. Because these rosters reflect the records of La
                                                                                           EN 221 World Literature I
Roche College, the teacher or the student should notify the Scholar Office
                                                                                           This course is a study of selected works in a variety of genres centered
immediately if there are any errors.
                                                                                           primarily on major literary movements from antiquity through the Renaissance.

Transcripts                                                                                EN 239 Issues in American Lit II (SELLIT-011)
Official Transcripts                                                                       Literature from the time of the Civil War to Post World War II will be examined
Requests for college transcripts should be made directly to the La Roche                   as it portrays such issues as our pluralistic society, war, death, characters
College Registrar’s web site at: https://intranet.laroche.edu/Registrar.                   caught in a limiting environment, responses to the age of anxiety, protest,
                                                                                           evolving attitudes toward male and female identity and relationships, ethical
Transcripts should be available any time after June 30.                                    responsibility, disenchantment, reconciliation and the celebration of the human
                                                                                           potential. The course will also introduce basic technical elements of each
Transcripts should only be sent to colleges where students have formally                   genre used by American authors. Cross-listed with SELLIT-011.
applied.
                                                                                           FA 211 Painting
Unofficial Transcripts                                                                     The study of individual techniques of pastel and water color. This course
Transcripts will be mailed to Scholar students during the summer after they                places primary emphasis upon the handling of the media.
have completed a Scholar class. There is no fee for these transcripts. For
subsequent transcripts, the fee is $5.                                                     FR 201 and 202 Intermediate French I and II
                                                                                           These courses are designed to build on the student’s previous skills, thereby
Fee Waiver for Application to La Roche College                                             improving oral proficiency. Vocabulary acquisition and the reading of authentic
As a benefit to Scholar students, La Roche College waives the application fee              aural and written materials broaden the student’s knowledge and linguistic
for them to continue their college studies at La Roche. Those interested in                abilities. Classroom activities focus on development of skill in self-expression.
applying to La Roche College are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office               The student has many opportunities to expand cultural knowledge through
at 412-536-1272 or at admissions@laroche.edu. They should indicate on their                films, videotapes, and informal “rendezvous.” Course is not open to students
application form that they have been in The Scholar Program.                               with an advanced or superior oral proficiency level in French.
                                                                                           Prerequisites: (For R 201) - Elementary FR 102 or equivalent; (For FR 202) -
                                                                                           Intermediate I or equivalent.
Course Descriptions                                                                        GCD 123 Drawing I
                                                                                           A study-workshop in the “language of drawing,” including practice in
AC 203 Accounting I                                                                        expression and communication in various media utilizing principles of line, tone,
An introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods, including                gesture, exaggeration and lighting.
theory of debit and credit, financial and adjusting and closing entries.
                                                                                           GCD 125 Fundamentals of Electronic Publishing
AH 118 History of Art II:                                                                  This course will prepare students not majoring in graphic design to work in a
Renaissance to Modernism                                                                   creative team environment toward the production of digital communication
A survey of world art from early Renaissance to the present day. Emphasis is               materials and graphics, and will introduce students to the web as a design
on cause and effect in the various historical and technological developments of            vehicle for publishing and advertising.
art. Lecture, discussion, slides, filmstrips and field trips are part of the course.



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GCD 205 Digital Fine Arts                                                               PS 122 Introduction To American Government
This course provides an opportunity to explore Mac computer art. The students           The course examines the American government at federal, state and local
will experience the computer studio process of creating art in relevant software,       levels. The course also considers the construction and operation of political
using a digital camera to manipulate images and final image animation. The              parties and the working and influence of pressure groups.
effect of styles, techniques and art movement on computer images will be
explored. Attention will be given to archival inks and paper. Lecture and video
will provide an introduction to the new and brief history of electronic images.         PSY 121 Intro to Psychology
                                                                                        This survey course introduces all the major areas of psychology, from its origins
GCD 208 Digital Publishing                                                              in the fusing of medicine and biology with philosophical questions about the
                                                                                        nature of the human mind through the emphasis on psychology as the science
GCD 211 Painting: Pastels and Watercolors                                               of behavior. Included are such diverse topics as: mental health, stress, and
                                                                                        coping; consciousness, sleep and dreams; psychopathology and its various
HS 110 U.S. History: The Foundation of a Republic                                       treatments, social psychology; emotion and motivation; memory; intelligence;
A study of the history of the United States from 1607 to 1865. This course              language; hypnosis; types of learning; sensation and perception; and the
traces the development of the United States from the earliest European settlers         relationship of the nervous system to thought, feelings and behaviors.
to the formation of a republic, noting the events, people and ideas involved in
the struggle to achieve that end. Particular emphasis is given to colonial              SOC 121 Race, Class and Gender: Intro to Sociology
America, the American Revolution, the constitutional process of 1789 and slavery.       This course is an introduction to the study of society through the critical
                                                                                        analysis of social relations, behavior, and organization. It is designed to
HS111 Emergence of Mass Democracy.                                                      facilitate students to develop a broad knowledge of how social structures and
A study of the history of the United States from 1865 to 1945. This course traces       human behavior influence each other, as well as to identify the issues that arise
the development of the United States from the aftermath of the Civil War to its         from such interactions. In order for students to critically analyze contemporary
emergence as a world superpower, noting the events, people and ideas involved           social issues and problems, such discussions will focus along the dimensions
in that development. Particular emphasis is given to Reconstruction, industrial         of race, class, and gender. No prior knowledge of sociology is expected.
development and World War II.                                                           Cross-listed with SELSOC-006.

HS 114 Western Civilization II                                                          SP 201 & 202 Intermediate Spanish I and II
This course focuses on Western civilization, from the Reformation to                    These Spanish courses are designed to build on the student’s previous
contemporary times. Special emphasis is given to the characteristics that               skills, thereby improving oral proficiency. Vocabulary acquisition, the reading of
define Western civilization as it emerged from the Middle Ages into modern              authentic written materials and listening practice using authentic aural
times, including science, faith, reason, capitalism, communism, the growth of           materials will broaden the student’s knowledge and linguistic abilities.
institutions and the arts.                                                              Classroom activities focus on the development of skill in self-expression.
                                                                                        By investigating certain social and cultural phenomena, the student should be
IST 105 Practical Computer Applications                                                 able to acquire a reasonable level of familiarity with the target culture. The
This computer-use course provides the student with knowledge of small-scale             student is required to supplement classroom activities with materials in the
computer systems and commonly used pre-programmed computer software.                    Academic Enrichment Center. The history and culture of Spain also is explored.
Emphasis is on student use of computer programs for Windows, word                       Courses are not open to students with advanced or superior oral proficiency
processing, electronic spreadsheets and database management information                 level in Spanish.
systems and decision support systems.
                                                                                        Prerequisites: (For SP 201- Elementary 102 or equivalent; (For SP 202) -
                                                                                        Intermediate I or equivalent.
MT 110 College Algebra
A traditional study of pre-calculus mathematics with emphasis on functions
                                                                                        SPH 101 Modern Public Speaking
and relations. Includes a review of linear and quadratic equations, rational
                                                                                        Intended to develop an understanding of and facility in the preparation,
expressions, exponents, radicals and logarithms. Polynomial, exponential, and
                                                                                        organization, delivery and criticism of speeches.
logarithmic functions are presented together with the conic sections, systems
of equations, and mathematical induction.

MT 129 Pre Calculus

PHY 132 General Physics I
The Physics courses (PHY 132 and 133) will be taught at the calculus level
emphasizing experimental and problem solving techniques. The course
material is essential to modern natural science including chemistry and biology.
Understanding the fundamental concepts of classical physics is essential.
It requires much effort to learn in two semesters. This course will cover
mechanics and waves.



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Colleges and Universities Accepting                                                  Ohio Northern University
                                                                                     Ohio State University
La Roche College Credits Earned Through                                              Ohio University
                                                                                     Ohio University of Miami
the Scholar Program                                                                  Ohio Wesleyan University
                                                                                     Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus*
                                                                                     Pennsylvania State University - Beaver*
Using surveys of Scholar students who have transferred credits, the Scholar          Pennsylvania State University - Behrend*
Office has compiled the following list of colleges that have accepted La Roche       Pennsylvania State University - McKeesport
credits earned through Scholar.                                                      Pennsylvania State University - New Kensington
                                                                                     Point Park University *
Note: No college can guarantee that another college will accept its credits.         Robert Morris University*
However, credits earned through Scholar have previously been accepted at the         Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology*
following:                                                                           Salem International University, WV
                                                                                     San Francisco State University *
American University                                                                  St. Francis University
American University of Paris                                                         St. Vincent College*
Baldwin Wallace College                                                              Shippensburg University*
Belmont University*                                                                  Slippery Rock University
Bethany College                                                                      Syracuse University*
Bucknell University                                                                  University of Dayton*
California University of Pennsylvania                                                University of Delaware
Carlow University*                                                                   University of Indiana, Bloomington*
Carnegie Mellon University *                                                         University of Iowa
Chatham College                                                                      University of Maryland
Clarion University of Pennsylvania                                                   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Columbus College of Art and Design                                                   University of North Carolina, Wilmington*
Community College of Allegheny County                                                University of Pennsylvania
Community College of Beaver County                                                   University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg
Cornell University                                                                   University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus*
Denison University                                                                   University of South Carolina
Duquesne University*                                                                 Villanova University*
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania*                                                 Virginia Tech*
Elon University, NC*                                                                 Washington & Jefferson College
Florida Institute of Technology                                                      Waynesburg College*
Florida State University                                                             West Virginia University*
Franciscan University of Steubenville                                                West Virginia Wesleyan College
Gannon University*                                                                   Westminster College*
Geneva College*                                                                      Wheeling Jesuit College
George Washington University*
Georgetown University                                                                * Colleges accepting since 2003
Gettysburg College*                                                                  (Updated summer 2010)
Grove City College
Heidelberg College
Hiram College, Ohio
Indiana University of Pennsylvania *
John Carroll University
Juniata College
Kent State University
La Roche College*
Lock Haven University
Lynchburg College
Mercyhurst College
Methodist College
Michigan State University
Mount Union College
Muskingum College*


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La Roche College Scholar Faculty            Central Catholic High School
                                            Principal: Robert Shaefer, F.S.C.
                                            Liaison: Vince Ciaramella
Christine Abbott, Ph.D.                     Graphic Design: Tim McVeagh
Edward Brett, Ph.D.
Mark Dawson                                 Career Connections Charter High School
Bill Farrell                                Principal/Liaison: Gene Kurtz
Joshua Forrest, Ph.D.
Jessica Ganni                               Cornell High School
Richard Helfrich                            Principal/Liaison: Aaron Thomas
Linda Jordan-Platt, Ph.D.
Lauren Lampe                                Deer Lakes High School
Paul Le Blanc, Ph.D.                        Principal: Karen Hulse
Susan Sheilds                               Liasion/Spanish: Margaret Carlson
Carol Moltz, Ph.D.
Myrna Saucedo Schwarz                       Elizabeth Forward High School
Alain Sauret, Ph.D.                         Principal/Liaison: Randal Sydeski
Chiara Sauret                               Spanish: Katelyn Adams
Ruth Stearns                                History: Amy Thurston
Harry Strickland, Ph.D.
                                            Franklin Regional Senior High School
Susan Todhunter, Ph.D.
                                            Principal: Tina Burns
Jim Werbaneth
                                            Liaison: Joan Mellon
Lee Whiteman
                                            Accounting: Kane Daignault
Sally Wood
                                            Art History: Ian Fielder
Sister Rita Yeasted, SFCC, Ph.D.
                                            French: Carol Schneider and Kerrie Torrett-Berlin
                                            Physics: Richard Sunny and Monica Rothhaar
                                            Psychology: Dr. Roberta Chunko
Scholar High School Administration          Sociology: Dr. Roberta Chunko and Katherine Rutherford
and Faculty                                 Spanish: Jeff Stanczak, Bonnie Thomas and Sharon Bigenho
                                            Speech: Alicia Leopold

Aliquippa Senior High School                Geibel Catholic Middle-High School
Liaison: Kim Tonio                          Principal: John Lipchik
English: Cindy Douglas
Entrepreneurship: Michael Leonard           Greensburg Central Catholic High School
                                            Principal: Don Favero
Ambridge High School
Principal: Alan R. Fritz, Jr.               Hampton High School
Liasion/Accounting: Yvonne Barlamas         Principal: Jeffrey Finch
                                            Liaison/French: Jessica Heranic
Avella High School
Principal: Tim Beck                         Mount Alvernia High School
Liasion/Spanish: Ruth E. Blose              Principal/Liaison: Kimberly Minick
                                            English: Hallie Leach
Baldwin High School                         French: Jacqueline McDonald Prugar
Principal: Todd Keruskin
                                            North Allegheny Senior High School
Liaison/Graphic Arts: James Wodarek
                                            Principal: Lawrence Butterini, Ed.D.
                                            Fine Arts Liaison/Graphic Design: Frances Hawbaker
Bishop Canevin High School
Principal: Kenneth Sinagra
                                            North Catholic High School
Liaison/Accounting/IST: Tim Wanamaker
                                            Principal/Liaison: Louis Lazzaro
Information Systems Technology: TBA
                                            English: Thomas Hohler, Ph.D.
                                            French: Jane Militello
Burrell High School
                                            Spanish: Carmen Militello
Principal: John Boylan
Liaison/Accounting: Andrew Kariotis



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North Hills Senior High
Principal: Patrick Mannarino
                                                                                       Please direct questions concerning
Vice Principal/Liaison: Johannah Vanatta
Accounting: Janet Gebhardt
                                                                                       The Scholar Program to:
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School                                               Chiara Sauret
Principal: Sister M. Francine Horos, CSSF                                              Director of Community Outreach
Liaison/English: Barbara Desman
                                                                                       La Roche College
Penn Trafford High School                                                              9000 Babcock Blvd.
Principal: Scott Inglese                                                               Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Assistant Principal/Liaison: Greg Capoccioni                                           412-536-1286
Digital Fine Arts: Jennifer Haberberger
Electronic Publishing I: Carol Palmer
                                                                                       chiara.sauret@laroche.edu
Accounting and Practical Computer Applications: Martha Corna
Intro Administration and Management/Practical Computer: Kimberly Stefkovich

Pine-Richland High School
Principal: Laura Davis, Ph.D.
French: Thomas Joyce
Spanish: Liliana Glaser

Quigley Catholic High School
Principal: Madonna Helbling, Ph.D.
Liaison: George Lion
History of Civilization: Carol Zeger
U.S. History: Timothy Waxenfelter

Saint Joseph High School
Principal: Beverly Kaniecki
Liaison/U.S. History/History of Civilization/Macroeconomics: Rosanne Pucciarelli
Art History: Regina Selden
English: John Carosella
English: Wayne R. Schiebel

Shaler Area High School
Principal: Timothy Royall
Liaison/Graphic Design: Kathleen Barkovich

Seton-La Salle Catholic High School
Spanish: Olivia Mutone

Thomas Jefferson High School
Principal: Timothy W. Haselhoff
Liaison/Social Studies: Lisa Marie Sydeski



La Roche College Mission Statement
La Roche College, a Catholic institution of higher learning, founded and spon-
sored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence, fosters global
citizenship and creates a community of scholars from the region, the nation
and around the world. The College integrates liberal arts and professional edu-
cation in creative ways, empowering all members of our community to become
lifelong learners, achieve success in their chosen careers and promote justice
and peace in a constantly changing global society.


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