Honors courses

The honors course curriculum is highly rigorous and challenging. Honors courses are not necessarily recommended for all students who are college-bound. The courses are designed for students who are capable of learning more quickly and at a deeper level. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who:

  • have a strong interest in a particular subject area (communication arts, science, social studies).
  • have proven academic achievement as demonstrated through standardized testing and strong documentation of achievement.
  • are willing to accept a highly rigorous, challenging and fast-paced curriculum.
  • want to strengthen their preparation for future study.

Honors courses begin at the 9th grade level at Hamilton High School. In order for a student to be recommended for an honors course, they must meet the criteria articulated in the course catalog, located under each course title.