Hartford High School Honors Program


The Honors Program at Hartford High School is tailored to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated students who seek to challenge themselves at the maximum level. A heavy emphasis is placed on the development of research, writing, public speaking, and leadership skills. All Freshmen at Hartford High School will have several opportunities to learn more about the Honors Program throughout their first year. Any interested students can apply during an open application period that occurs during the spring of their freshmen year.

Students are required to:  

  • Elect a minimum of fifteen Advanced, Advanced Placement or college-level courses (two of the fifteen courses must be on the Advanced Placement level)

  • Take 2 Advanced Placement Exams or SAT II subject exams or two college-level courses

  • Maintain a 3.25 grade point average with no final grade below a C-

  • Elect three credits of foreign language which can include a credit earned in the eighth grade

  • Complete 100 hours of community service over four years

  • Participate in a school-sanctioned sport or major school activity each year

  • Follow all timelines for meeting the requirements of the Honors Program

  • Document and maintain a portfolio of all Honors Program requirements

  • Design, develop, and present a Senior Capstone thesis or project during your Junior and Senior Year

  • Attend two Community Lectures (Dartmouth College, VT Law School, etc.) yearly and submit two written summaries

  • Attend skills workshops yearly

  • Meet regularly with Honors Program Director and attend monthly meetings

  • Attend a two day retreat during the Sophomore year

  • Special recognition will be given at graduation

Students may indicate interest in the Honors Program by completing an application that can be obtained from Mr. Anton at the High School or by following this link.

For more detailed information about the Honors Program, contact Doug Anton at 802-295-8610 ext. 2807 or antond@hartfordschools.net



Honors Program Parent Presentation Photos from Prior Years