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Core Classes and Requesting Honors

Core Classes  

Students will be enrolled in 5 Core Classes and 2 Electives. Core courses include  Physical Education, Science, History, Language Arts, and Math. 

Honors (Expectations and Requirements)

Honors History is designed to follow the district and state curriculum appropriate for that particular grade level. Honors classes are writing intensive and distinguished from other social studies classes by rigor, pace, and depth of content.   Students are encouraged and expected to work independently, think analytically and have a strong grasp on the writing process. Students will use primary documents to compare and contrast events, discover cause and effect relationships, and consider links between historical and modern-day issues. Students will gain insight, reflect, and interpret how history contributes to influencing the world as well as the United States.

Honors Science 
is designed to be more challenging than standard level courses to foster growth for advanced learners. The course id distinguished by a difference in the depth and scope of work required. Content moves quicker and offers more in depth discussions. 

Medical Science 
is designed to be a general science course with integrated medical labs and medical applications to the science topic being addressed.

Honors Language Arts
 is designed to be more rigorous and challenging for the student.  Honors candidates should be comfortable with technology in an educational settings, an independent thinker, self motivated, and prepared to submit quality work "on time". 


Steps to Request Core Classes, Honors, and Electives

Students will use the "Mandatory Electronic Course Request" form to indicate the courses (to include honors) that they wish to enroll in for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Students requesting placement into Honors courses are also required to obtain a teacher recommendation.  The teachers are aware of the electronic submission form and process for submitting their recommendation.  For your convenience, a copy of the form that was given to your child's classroom teacher can be downloaded from our "Teacher Recommendation Link".  

Please note that the scheduling team will determine if each student qualifies and meets the criteria for each request.  If so, the student will be scheduled as requested.   
It is also important to remember that the number of sections of Honors courses is determined by the number of requests.  Late requests may not be possible if the scheduled classes are already at capacity.  


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