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Honors Placement

Honors English Language Arts

HCMS will offer Honors ELA course offerings in grades 6, 7 and 8. The Honors ELA courses will be offered as a replacement for the Core ELA course. Honors ELA classes will meet 5 days a week for a block period. Students will either be placed in our ELA course, or if criteria are met, our Honors ELA course. Students must meet one of the criteria below. Criteria for Honors ELA at HCMS:

  • Terra Nova Reading 90% or above
  • PARCC ELA Performance Level 5
  • If Terra Nova Reading scores are 89% then a second criteria of the average of an ďAĒ on all ELA Outcome Assessments (first attempt) will be taken into consideration

Notification of placement in the Honors ELA course will take place in the summer. Students will not be added to courses midyear.

Honors Math

HCMS will offer Honors Math course offerings in grades 6, 7 and 8. The Honors Math courses will be offered as a replacement for the Core Math course. Honors Math classes will meet 5 days a week for the entire math period. Students will either be placed in our Math course, or if criteria are met, our Honors Math course. Criteria for Honors Math at HCMS:

  • Terra Nova Math score of 90 or above
  • CSI of 120 or above
  • Honors Placement Test 75% or above (administered in the spring)
  • PARCC Math Performance Level 5
  • Teacher Recommendation

Students must meet 3 of the 4 requirements to be placed in Honors Math.

Notification of placement in the Honors Math course will take place in the summer. Students will not be added to courses midyear.


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