Honors courses are designed to add a layer of academic challenge to your child’s required courses. This, in turn, expands the student’s critical thinking skills, develops leadership qualities, and encourages excellence in the student’s quality of work. Students participating in the Honors Program.
- Enhance their preparedness for their post-high school academic experience.
- Improve their chances of receiving college tuition assistance through scholarship offers.
- Have the opportunity to raise their GPA (grade point average) because honors courses are graded on a scale of 5 instead of 4 for grades 9-12.
- If successful, may be able to consider the option of dual enrollment in their senior year.
If your child is in 7th grade, taking 1-2 honors classes is advisable so that they will get acclimated to the extra work without becoming overwhelmed. If your child is in 8th grade, taking 2-3 honors courses is advisable. From 9th grade on, students should take as many honors classes (up to 4) as the student and parent are prepared to commit to (with consideration given to other activities and demands on the child such as church, family time, youth group, sports, music lessons, dance, etc.).
Please carefully read the requirements and expectations outlined on the attached form.