Freshmen interested in taking any Honors classes next year must carefully read the information below and complete the Google Form by 2:30 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021.
In a normal school year, students would be evaluated for honors eligibility based on their most recent standardized test scores (usually 7th grade ASPIRE or LEAP) at the time of registration. Due to school closures last year, the most recent summative standardized test scores available for review are the scores from 6th grade. Considering the amount of time that has passed from the students taking the 6th grade tests to now, we do not feel these scores should be used to determine honors placement.
Therefore, we are requiring any incoming freshman who is interested in taking an honors course to take the PreACT. This test will be offered on Saturday, April 17th at TCHS in the morning. For those who cannot make the April 17th test, we will offer a second session on Tuesday, April 20th after school. PLEASE NOTE: Seats for the Apr. 20 session will be limited. Please make every effort to be available to test on Apr. 17. More information on specific times and locations will be sent out at a later date.
Placement into 9th Grade Honors Courses:
Freshman honors courses include:
- Honors English I
- Honors Physical Science
- Honors Algebra I or Honors Geometry
- Honors World Geography
Note: If your incoming freshman student is interested in an honors course that is not on this list, please contact Mrs. Dawn Aucoin.
Honors courses offer a challenging environment where more topics are covered at a greater depth. Students who are successful in honors classes are generally above average in the following areas:
- Academic achievement
- Intellectual ability
- Organizational skills
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
In order to qualify for an honors course, incoming freshmen for the 2021-2022 school year must:
- Earn a C or better in the respective course at the end of the 1st Semester of the 8th grade
- Score a 20 or higher on the corresponding subject test on the PreACT. (Note: Placement into Honors World Geography is determined by the score on the Reading subject test.)