Honors Status at Eagan High School

Honors Status at Eagan High School:


--Encourage students to take the most challenging courses they are capable of taking;
--Remove the competitive disadvantage with similar high schools across the nation which already have implemented alternative class ranking systems for their Honors/Accelerated/AP students; and
--NOT disadvantage students who do not choose Honors/Accelerated/AP/College in the Schools courses.

 

To qualify for Honors Status at Eagan High School, students must meet the following criteria:


1. Take at least 24 trimester courses of Honors/Accelerated/AP/College in the Schools (CIS) courses (from the list) throughout grades 9-12. Students must successfully complete a minimum of six (6) trimester courses in each of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

2. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better for an Honors/Accelerated/APCIS course (see list) to count toward the total grade level minimums of 24 trimester courses. Grade/Pass option grades will not be counted in this system.



THE CRITICAL ELEMENTS TO COLLEGE ADMISSION WILL CONTINUE TO BE:
(BEYOND GPA)
-The challenging courses taken by the student
-College Entrance Examination Scores (students who challenge themselves get higher test scores!)
-Co-curricular activity participation
-Participation in activities outside of school including service activities
-Special talents
-College Application/Essay
-Letters of Recommendation
-Interview
-Reputation of a student’s high school (Eagan High School’s reputation is very strong)
-Other (cultural and geographical diversity, family alumni, etc.)
 

Contact: Polly Reikowski