Honors Courses

Language Arts

Both Regular and Honors Language Arts classes are rigorous courses that meet the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards and beyond. The following explanation offers insight into the differences between the courses. 


Honors students may experience:

  • More independent reading assignments 
  • Higher expectations with more rigorous rubric standards on writing, projects, and discussions 
  • Alternative and additional text selections
  • Required parcipation in local literary contests
  • Increased expectations for participation in collaborative discussions. 

 

Math 

*Algebra 1 is offered as a high school credit, and grades will be reflected on high school transcript.  The final grade is calculated in the student's high school GPA with honors weight awarded (A=5.0, B=4.0, C=3.0, etc.).

Mathematics and Honors Mathematics are rigorous courses that meet and exceed the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards. The following explanation offers insight into the differences between the courses.

 Honors students may experience:

  • Higher expectations with assessments including word problems and advanced computations (e.g. fractions, integers, verbal translations…)
  •  Challenging assessments which require efficiency, as well as accuracy and completion within one class period.
  •  More independent practice with requirement of showing detailed work
  •  Additional skill building practice outside of class (Khan Academy)
  • Higher expectations for participation in collaborative discussions and group work 

 

PreAP World History

Both Regular World History and PreAP World History are rigorous courses that incorporate Common Core Literacy Standards and follow the Alabama Social Studies Course of Study. The following criteria offer insight into the difference between the courses.

PreAP students will experience:

  • Independent nightly reading assignments
  • High classroom expectations with discussion, group work, and collaborative activities as modeled after the AP World class.
  • Assessments (writing, discussion, projects) measured using a rigorous rubric as modeled after the AP World class.
  • In-depth understanding of the content at a fast pace throughout the course.
  • Expectation for students to be self-advocates, speaking up, asking questions and working towards a growth mindset.