Ninth Grade Honors Curriculum

High achieving, motivated students seeking academic rigor and scholarly and intellectual challenge have the opportunity to take Honors Courses in the four core academic areas: English, mathematics, science and social studies.

The depth, length, and frequency of assignments is demanding and the pace of instruction is brisk. Honors students demonstrate initiative, creativity, drive and independence; courses will require summer preparation.

Students may take one, two, three or four honors classes depending upon their interests and their qualifications.

Students are considered for placement in one or more honors courses based upon their performance on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) required of all entering freshmen.  NFA uses these results, as well as a student’s prior record of achievement and teacher recommendations, to determine the level of a student’s critical reading, writing, computing, and reasoning skills to be successful in grade 9 honors courses. The HSPT is administered by NFA faculty at a student’s current school during the school day at no cost to the student.

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PLEASE NOTE: NFA course placement is fluid. Teachers and school counselors review student performance continuously and make adjustments so that all students have the opportunity to perform at high levels and maximize their potential. NFA offers opportunities for students to take honors courses in all grade levels.