Strongsville City Schools are committed to providing every child with the opportunity to access rigorous content at an appropriately challenging level. 6-8 grade parents will have the opportunity to self-select their child’s honors placement for Honors Language Arts, Honors Science, and/or Honors Social Studies. To assist you in your decision, please consult the Teacher Recommendation and your child´s scores from the Iowa Test for Basic Skills. While it is strongly encouraged to follow district recommendation, our open enrollment policy will provide all students the option of taking honors level courses.
Satisfactory completion of summer work will be expected to enter Honors courses. Additionally, students must earn a 70% or higher (grade of A, B, or C) in their honors course to remain in the class. If a student in an honors course does not have a 70% or higher at the end of each nine week grading period, he/she may be moved into the traditional level course for the remainder of the year.
If an incoming student scores a 90-99 NPR in Total Mathematics on the Iowa Test for Basic Skills, the student is recommended to take Advanced Pre-Algebra in the 7th grade if he or she is not already in Honors Math 6. For students already taking Honors Math 6, they will naturally progress into Advanced Pre-Algebra in the 7th grade. Additional criteria apply to the advanced math classes beyond Advanced Pre-Algebra.
*Please note: Satisfactory completion of summer work will be expected to enter Advanced Pre-Algebra. Additionally, Advanced Pre-Algebra students must earn a 70% or higher (grade of A, B, or C) in their mathematics course to remain in advanced mathematics pathway. If student in Advanced Pre-Algebra does not have a 70% or higher at the end of the first nine week grading period, he/she may be moved into the Pre-Algebra 7 course for the remainder of the year. Additionally, any student earning lower than a 70% in quarters 2, 3 and/or 4 will be placed into Pre-Algebra 8 the following year and MAY be subject to removal from Advanced Pre-Algebra for the remainder of the school year.