Honors Seminar 2018-2019

Interested in Honors for the 2018-19 school year?

Honors Seminar is a dynamic, interest driven program for 7th and 8th graders in which students are coached to engage in critical thinking skills and real-world problem solving in order to extend their learning.  Currently, students are working in the areas of Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Students will be offered opportunities to delve deeper into topics of interest within the realm of the class-wide conceptual unit. Teachers have built choice into unit assignments and projects that help students to understand varying perspectives related to subject matter content. 

Honors at Bell:
  • Students will be invited to join Honors after the first six weeks grading period based on a body of evidence. 
  • Honors acceptance will be based on the following: 
    • Student who are scoring above 225 on the 6th grade Language Arts MAP
    • Students who are scoring above a 230 on 6th grade Math MAP
    • Students who scored at grade level or above on Science and/or Social Studies PARCC/CMAS in 4th/5th grade
    • Other aspects of the body of evidence may include but are not limited to class work, pre and post assessments, classwork and homework, core teacher recommendations, etc. 
  • Each semester, students will designate the content area(s) they will complete Honors Options in
    • The expected commitment to a subject area(s) is a minimum of one full semester.
  • After successfully completing all of the requirements of the chosen content area(s), students will be given an honors designation on their transcript.
  • Each team will have one teacher that will be the contact person for students and families.
  • Students will meet with content area teachers about Honors Options during class and/or Bobcat Time on WIN days.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Bates at jbates@jeffco.k12.co.us.