9th Grade Science Placement Information
There is no formal application process for ninth grade honors science placement. Every student is evaluated for ninth grade science placement using the following criteria:
• A common placement test will be administered by the middle schools in January.
• A common rubric will be used by current eighth grade science teachers to evaluate their students’ academic performance.
• Math placement is also considered. (To be placed in Honors Biology, students should be enrolled in Honors Geometry or Geometry in the 9th grade.)
• Students’ 1st and 2nd trimester grades in their eighth grade science course should be at least 90% for Honors placement.
Students will also fill out a self-advocacy form indicating their preferred course. This will be completed electronically via Google Forms in the 8th grade classes.