The Course Assignment Principles were established to have students enroll in the most rigorous courses available. This goal remains consistent with efforts at the state level to ensure rigor in all honors courses taught in North Carolina.
Students will be recommended to the most rigorouse and challenging courses based on their most recent end of grade (EOG) and/or end of course (EOC) scores. If not recent standardized test information is available, recommendations will be based on current grades.
Parent-Teacher communication is an integral part of the process. It is stongly recommended that parents seek input from teachers as they consider assignments.
2013-2014 Course Recommendations
Current Course Test Score Recommended Course
Language Arts <Level III High School English I and English I
Level III (356-358) English I
Level III (359-365) Honors English I
Level IV Seminar I
Math 8 Below 346 Introductory Math and Foundations of Algebra
Level II and III (346-359) Fundations of Algebra and Algebra I
Level III (360 or higher) Algebra I or Integrated Math I
Algebra I Level III (355-363) EOG Geometry
above 363 on EOG Honors Geometry
Geometry Below 158 on Geometry EOC or below 364 on 7th EOG Algebra II
158 or Higher on Geometry EOC or 364 or higher on EOG Honors Algebra II
Social Studies Reading <359 World History
Reading 359-365 Honors World History
Reading 366-369 Seminar I
Reading 370 or above AP World History
Science Math EOG <360 Earth/Environmental
Math EOG 360 or higher Honors Earth/Environmental
Reading EOG 359 or higher Honors Biology
New for 2013 - 2014
High School Sequencing and Advancement for Arts Classes
(Band, Orchestra, Visual Arts, Dance, Chorus)
High school arts classes are now designed as Beginning, Intermediate, Proficient, and Advanced. Proficient and Advanced levesl are now considered Honors coursses. Each level has its own set of NC Essential Standards. The new designations now allow students to take more than two years of honors credit coursework in the arts classes if they meet the requirements for enrollment. In other words, a student may repeat coursework at teh Proficient or Advanced levels beyond two years.
In accordance with the NC Department of Instuction's suggested sequencing for high school arts education, WS/FCS arts students will be placed in the Intermediate level of an arts course upon entry into high school IF they have had a complete and documented K-8 progression within that discipline. If a student has not had a complete K-8 progression, the student will be placed in the Beginning level arts couse upon entry to high school.
** Students during high school registration at the middle school level will only be registered in the Beginning or Intermediate level. Students who take and pass the WS/FCS assessment will be moved into either the Proficient or Advanced level course at their high school. **
Intermediate Placement upon Entry to High School
Students without a complete and documented K-8 progression in an arts discipline may be placed in an Intermediate level couse IF the student takes and passes the appropriate WS/FCS assessment for Beginning Standards.
Honors Placement upon Entry into High School
Students wishing to enter high school at the Proficient (Honors) level must have had a complete K-8 progression in an arts discipline. Students that take and pass the appropriate assessment for Intermediate Standards will be enrolled at the Proficient Level.