Hartford High School Honors Program


Freshmen at Hartford High School are eligible to apply for the Honors Program during an application period that takes place in the spring semester of their freshman year. This program is tailored to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated students who seek to challenge themselves at the maximum level.

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 3 SAT 11 subject exams or two Dartmouth College courses (a Dartmouth course can substitute for an Advanced Placement exam and an Advanced Placement course)

  • 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 pre-approved 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 on 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 two 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