7-8 (middle school) Honors courses
At the middle school level, honors and advanced-level courses in mathematics and language arts are designed to provide a more rigorous curriculum and higher expectations for student performance. Students qualify for placement in an advanced level course by meeting the district requirements for placement in the gifted program or meeting school standards for honors placement. Additional enrichment offerings vary among the district's middle schools. Please check the individual school sites for other courses provided at the schools.
Honors classes classes are provided at each PV middle school. Visit links below to learn about special services and honors programs at the different schools:
Please check back for 2012-13 gifted testing dates.
*If you wish to have your child tested, please contact the Gifted office at 602-449-2113.
Honors courses provide enriching, rigorous curriculum that engages high ability and high achieving students. Honors students must have the potential to accelerate through content standards and commit to more in-depth study. Curriculum in honors courses is more sophisticated and complex. Instruction incorporates creative and productive thinking, problem solving, critical thinking skills, research, personal development and communication. Honors courses prepare students for high-school level honors and advanced placement courses.
Advanced math is one level ahead. Honors English, science and social studies are enriched and/or advanced at grade level. Students qualify for placement in an honors course by meeting district requirements for placement in the gifted program, or by a combination of previous success in the subject area, superior performance on related achievement tests, and/or recommendation by previous teachers of the subject.