Rise to the Challenge!

The Honours Program at the junior high level is designed for students who do well in their courses and who enjoy a challenging learning and academic environment. Students who apply for the Honours Program should have an academic average of 80% or higher in English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math and have an excellent work ethic in class. Students in the program should maintain their core average of 80% or higher in order to be readmitted into the program the following year.

The Grade 9 Honours program is designed for students who do well in their courses and 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 Hounours 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 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 areas 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.

Honours students are grouped together for their core classes. Students follow the Alberta Education Program of Studies and formative and summative assessments are based on Alberta Education learning outcomes. Topics may be covered more indepthly and enrichment activities may be included. We do not add to the workload of the honours student.

Students who are thinking of applying for the Honours program for grade 8 and/or grade 9 should have their core average at 80% or higher at the time of application or registration nominally May 15th. We have one honours class at each level.

At the senior high level, students with 80% or higher, at time of registration, can choose honours courses by individual core subjects.