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.