Honours classes for 2019-2020
The Grade 8 and 9 Honours Program is designed for students who do well in their courses and who enjoy a challenging academic environment. Students in the program receive enrichment course content in all of the core subjects (language arts, science, mathematics and social studies). Founded in excellence and commitment, the Honours program horizontally extends the regular curricular objectives with a focus on higher-level reasoning, critical thinking skills, inquiry-based learning, links to other disciplines, and optional subject matter. In the second semester of the 2019-20 school year, all students enrolled in junior high Honours classes across the Division, will be required to complete two common cross-curricular projects per grade: one humanities (language arts and social studies) and one STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). These projects will be assessed using common grading criteria to ensure consistency in evaluation practices. Students applying to the honours program must have a minimum of 80 per cent in three out of the four core subjects, with a total average in the four core subjects of over 80 per cent. Space in the honours program is limited—if demand exceeds available space, the final selection will be based on a student’s final average marks in the four core subject areas. Conditional acceptance will be determined on May 24, when, all who applied will be notified regarding their admission to the class. Students must maintain their honours standing on their final report card in June in order to remain in the program during the upcoming year. Honours applications will be available (on the website and in the school office) on May 13 and must be submitted by May 21, 2019.
Applications received after May 21, 2019 will not be accepted. If you have any questions regarding changes to FRH Honours, please contact me via phone or email.
- offered in core subjects in Grades 8 & 9
- students write regular Grade 9 Provincial Achievement Test