An accelerated student demonstrates exceptional academic ability and a commitment to a strong work ethic. They score at or above the 90th percentile on standardized assessments in math and/or reading. They are recommended by their teachers as one of the top students in the class and receive consistently high grades of A- or better. Students in accelerated classes must be willing to work at a fast pace and to commit to extended learning beyond the school day. An accelerated student must strive to meet a very high standard for academic work and behavior.
An honors student demonstrates above average academic ability and strong work habits. They typically score at or above grade level on standardized assessments in math and/or reading. They are recommended by their teachers as capable and willing to work at a faster pace and produce quality work. Honors students typically receive grades of B or better. An honors student must strive to meet a high standard for academic work and behavior.
Emerging Scholar/College Prep
An emerging scholar student is still developing their academic skills and may need extra assistance or work at a slower pace to learn the curriculum. They typically score at or below grade level on standardized assessments in math and/or reading. Emerging Scholar courses are taught at a college preparatory level and therefore students can expect to be challenged to meet a high standard for academic work and behavior.
AP Capstone Diploma – Requires scoring 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP exams of their choosing.
PLTW and AP Student of Distinction – Requires completing three courses in a pathway (Engineering, Biomedical Science, or Computer Science); one AP course; one PLTW course; and a third course, either AP or PLTW, and earn a qualifying score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam(s) and a score of Proficient or higher on the PLTW End-of-Course Assessment(s).