Westlake’s Honors program is for students interested in challenging themselves academically.  Students will be challenged through advanced academics, higher order thinking skills and use of best practices.


Characteristics of a Westlake Middle School’s Honors Program

- Relevance-How is this significant in my life?  How does this information tie to my world?

-Reflection-Students reflect in a meaningful way on the quality, reliability, and validity of work against standards.

-Creativity-Students look for ways to solve problems.

-Motivation-Students are driven to learn by natural curiosity and sense of wonder.

-Enduring understanding-students focus on big ideas.

-Breadth-Students are confronted with varied assessments, procedures, activities, and modes of communication.

-Rigor, pace, and scholarly skills are emphasized.

-Students will be working at and above grade level in all honors classes with emphasis on challenging curriculum and critical thinking.

-Instruction will be differentiated to meet student’s academic needs.

-Operating at the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation levels on a regular basis.

For more information regarding Westlake's Honor Program, please click on the link below for the grade level you are interested in.