Honor Level Classes

HONORS LEVEL CLASSES

Placement Criteria for 9th Grade Honors Level
ENGLISH

Must meet at least 5 of the following:
• Average grade of an A for Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 in Grade 8 English Proficient
• An average grade of a B+ in Grade 8 English Advanced
• Satisfactory completion of the beginning of the year assessment
• Advanced score on the 7th grade MCAS ELA
• Teacher Recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, study habits)
• Advanced score on spring placement essay and teacher recommendation
MATH

Must meet at least 4 of the following:
• Average grade of a B+ in Grade 8 Honors Algebra 1 or an average grade of A in grade 8 Algebra 1
• 85% or better on mid-year
• An 80% or better on the placement test
• Advanced score on Math MCAS
• Teacher/ Department recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, study habits)
SCIENCE

Must meet 3 of the following:
• Grade of 90 or better for trimesters 1 and 2 in Grade 8 Science
• A score indicating proficiency on the midyear exam
• A qualifying score on a science open response
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, study habits)
SOCIAL STUDIES

Must meet at least 2 of the following:
• Average grade of an A for trimesters 1 and 2 in Grade 8 Course
• A score indicating proficiency on the midyear exam
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, study habits)
GLOBAL LANGUAGE

Must meet at least 3 of the following:
• Average grade of an A- or better for Trimesters 1 and 2 in Grade 8 course
• Grade of an A- or better on the mid-year assessment
• Average of 3.5 on Open Response/Core Assignments in current course
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, and study habits)
• Note: Honors level modern language classes will be conducted primarily in the target language, and students are expected to communicate primarily in the target language.

HONORS LEVEL CLASSES

Placement Criteria for 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Honors Level
ENGLISH

• Average grade of an A for CP level English
• Average grade of a B in Honors level English
• Average grade of an A- on Beginning of the Year and Mid-Year Assessments
• Average grade of 3.5 on Open Responses / Core Assignments in current course
• Advanced performance on the 8th or 10th grade MCAS
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, and study habits)
MATH

Must meet at least 3 of the following:
• Average grade of a B-or better in Honors level course or an A or better in a CP level course
• Average grade of a B- or better on Mid-Year exam in an Honors level course or an A- or better in a CP level course
• Average grade of 80% on Open Responses/Core Assignments in current course
• Teacher/Department recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, and study habits)
• Other requirements as outlined for individual courses
*Note: Students may be required to complete additional coursework over the summer- that covers standards beyond College and Career Readiness that were covered in the honors level course.
*Other requirements as outlined for individual courses

Note: Students may be required to complete additional coursework over the summer that covers standards beyond College and Career Readiness that are covered in the honors level course.

SCIENCE

• Average grade of an A- or higher for terms 1 and 2 in a college prep level course or
• 85% or higher on the mid-year assessment
• Average grade of a B- or higher for terms 1 and 2 in an honors level course
• A qualifying score on a mathematics skills assessment for Chemistry and Physics
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, and study habits)
*Other requirements as outlined for individual courses

SOCIAL STUDIES

Must meet at least 2 of the following:
• Average of a B- or better in Honors level or an A- or better in CP level course for terms 1 and 2 in current courses
• A score indicating proficiency on the Mid-year exam
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, and study habits)
*See the AP United States History course description for prerequisite criteria.
GLOBAL LANGUAGE

• Average grade of an A- for terms 1 and 2 in a CP level course, and a B in an Honors level course
• Average grade of an A- on the mid-year assessment in a CP level course, and a B in an Honors level course
• Average grade of 3.5 on Open Responses /Core Assignments in current course
• Teacher recommendation (effort, homework completion, participation, and study habits)

Note: Honors level modern language classes will be conducted primarily in the target language, and students are expected to communicate primarily in the target language.