Students who enroll in an honors course do so understanding that they will have to meet higher standards of performance than in the corresponding regular class.
● Honors courses require more work outside of class than the corresponding regular course.● Honors courses require a higher level of performance in the quality of student work to earn the same grade in the corresponding regular class.● Honors courses require more student interdependence and responsibility in the completion of required work.
1. To be independent learners, willing to read, learn, ask questions of the text, pursue outside reading and research, and integrate and discuss material from diverse sources.2. To be primarily motivated by an appreciation for the subject and secondarily by GPA.3. To spend, on average, approximately one hour of outside study for each honors class per school day.4. To always turn in assignments on time, as well as come to class in a timely manner, and take tests when scheduled.5. To accept that enrollment in an honors course does not guarantee an A or B grade; there is a possibility of receiving a C or lower grade.6. To gracefully accept assignments, suggestions, and coaching from the teacher.
(i) Extended reading assignments that connect with the specified curriculum.(ii) Research-based writing assignments that address and extend the course curriculum.(iii) Projects that apply course curriculum to relevant or real-world situations. These may include oral presentations, power point, or other modes of sharing findings. Connection of the project to the community is encouraged.(iv) Open-ended investigations in which the student selects the questions and designs the research.(v) Writing assignments that demonstrate a variety of modes, purposes, and styles.(I) Examples of mode include narrative, descriptive, persuasive, expository, and expressive.(II) Examples of purpose include: to inform, entertain, and persuade(III) Examples of style include formal, informal, literary, analytical, and technical.(vi) Deeper exploration of the culture, values, and history of the discipline.(vii) Extensive opportunities for problem solving experiences through imagination, critical analysis, and application.(viii) Job shadowing experiences with presentations which connect class study to the world of work.
All course types which meet the above framework will be classified as honors, eligible for the addition of three points to all grades that figure directly into the course average.
Spanish III Honors curriculum will utilize, but not be limited to, the following five: o Extended reading beyond the textbook from author Sandra Cisneros in her works of El Arroyo de la Llorona y Otros Cuentos and La Casa en Mango Street o Application of Spanish language & culture to current, relevant, real-world situations, with connections to our local communities through various research projects & presentations o Informative, persuasive, &/or creative writing in Spanish &/or English o Analytical & practical exploration of Hispanic cultures (perspectives [values], practices, & products [history]) o Technological integration for a flipped classroom where content is studied before class meets & discussed in class & integration of different apps or websites
Upon request, parents/guardians shall have the ability to inspect the following items: instructional materials; teaching materials; teaching aids; handouts; and tests that are developed by and graded by their child’s teacher. Parents wishing to inspect such materials should contact the building level principal in writing.
1. I recognize that to earn the same grade as students in regular classes, I have to demonstrate more independence and responsibility, as well as meet high standards of performance. Honors classes typically have more assignments outside of class.
2. I agree to uphold South Gibson County High School’s honor code. I understand that I will be subject to the consequences listed in the honor code section of the SGCHS Handbook if it is proven that cheating, plagiarism, or any other misrepresentation of the truth has happened.
3. I understand that to receive the additional three points on my grade, I must complete all assignments that help to meet five of the nine honors level requirements set forth by the state of Tennessee. I further understand that if assignments are not completed, or are not completed in a timely manner, the three points will not be added to the grade.