Middle School Honors Class Placement Guidelines


  •  diamond  6TH GRADE

     diamond  Honors Math

    • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
    • NWEA – minimum of 80th percentile
    • Placement test – 60% overall with a minimum of 15 on the constructed response section

     diamond  Honors English Language Arts

    • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
    • Level 1 on Reading MEAP
    • A 4th and 5th grade composite score of 10 or higher on the Grosse Pointe Writing Test 
    • NWEA score of 220 or higher in Reading 

     diamond  7TH GRADE

     diamond  Honors Math (For students not enrolled in honors Math in the prior school year)

    • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
    • NWEA- minimum of 80th percentile
    • Teacher recommendation
    • Placement test- 60% or higher overall

     diamond  Honors English Language Arts (For students not enrolled in honors ELA in the prior school year)

    • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
    • Level 1 on Reading MEAP
    • A 5th and 6th grade composite score of 11 or higher on the Grosse Pointe Writing Test 
    • NWEA score of 228 or higher in reading
    • Teacher recommendation

     diamond  Honors Science -Enrollment in advanced math

    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Science test
    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Reading test
    • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Science class

     diamond  Honors Social Studies

    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Social Studies test
    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Reading test
    • Level 5 or higher on the GP Writing test
    • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Social Studies class
    • Teacher Recommendation

     diamond  8TH GRADE

     diamond  Honors Math (For students not enrolled in honors Math in the prior school year)

    • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
    • NWEA- minimum of 80th percentile
    • Teacher recommendation
    • Placement test- 60% or higher overall

     diamond  Honors English Language Arts (For students not enrolled in Honors ELA in the prior school year)

    • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
    • Level 1 Reading MEAP -NWEA RIT score of 231 or higher in Reading
    • A 6th and 7th grade composite score of 11 or higher on the Grosse Pointe Writing Test 
    • Teacher Recommendation

     diamond  Honors Science -Enrollment in advanced math

    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Science test
    • Level l on the most recent MEAP Reading test
    • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Science class 

     diamond  Honors Social Studies

    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Social Studies test
    • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Reading test -Level 5 or higher on the GP Writing test
    • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Social Studies class
    • Teacher Recommendation

     diamond  Please Note:  Students who are placed in honors courses are expected to maintain at least a B- or are subject to review for continued and future placements.