• 7th Grade Registration

Honors Course Requests

  • Honors/weighted courses at are designed and implemented to demand more challenging involvement on the part of students.

    The coursework is significantly more rigorous than their standard course counterpart and provides students multiple opportunities to take greater ownership of their learning.

    Honors/weighted courses are distinguished by differences in the quality and composition of their coursework, not by the quantity of the work required.

    Honors/weighted courses are designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of interest and academic achievement in a given subject area. Students and parents should understand that honors/weighted courses are more demanding and have requirements beyond those of non-honors courses.

    DRJHS offers honors courses in all four core content areas, at both 7th and 8th grade level.

    To be considered for Honors placement at DRJHS, applicant must submit evidence of meeting all eligibility requirements as listed below: 

    Honors English 7 / Honors History and Social Sciences 7

    ❏ 5th grade AzMERIT ELA (Scale Score Range: 2578---2629)

    ❏ 6th grade AzMERIT ELA (Scale Score Range: 2597---2641)

    ❏ 6th grade District Level Assessment Performance Level = Highly Proficient EOY Assessment ❏ 6th grade Report Card (≥3.5 g.p.a.)

    Honors Math 7 / Honors Science 7

    ❏ 5th grade AzMERIT Math (Scale Score Range: 3635---3688)

    ❏ 6th grade AzMERIT Math (Scale Score Range: 3663---3722)

    ❏ 6th grade District Level Math Assessment Performance Level = Highly Proficient EOY Assessment

    ❏ 7th grade District Level Math Assessment Performance Level = Proficient or Highly Proficient

    ❏ 6th grade Report Card (≥ 3.5 g.p.a.)

    Parents supplying copies of the required documents will help expedite the process and allow Counselors to consider placement in a timely manner. Consideration for Honors placement, without the appropriate documentation will delay the review process for students, as placement can not be determined until scores are received from the students prior campus.

     

Desert Ridge Junior High Counselors

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