Fairfax County School Board Votes to Offer Additional Honors Courses in HS

posted Apr 2, 2012, 10:23 AM by HSS PTSA Webmaster   [ updated Apr 2, 2012, 10:24 AM ]
The Fairfax County School Board voted to offer an additional five English and social studies honors courses in high school. The following courses will be offered to Fairfax County Public Schools students in time for the 2012-13 school year: English 11 Honors, World History and Geography 2 Honors, English 12 Honors, Virginia and U.S. History Honors, and Virginia and U.S. Government Honors. 

Descriptions for the honors courses will be based on FCPS’ existing standard level courses, but with increased depth and rigor. 

In addition, the Board voted to initiate an in-depth discussion of the K-12 curriculum and possibly revise existing policies to more fully integrate its Student Achievement Goals in the FCPS program of studies. This review would address the delivery methodology of standard, honors, and advanced programs of study and include a discussion of how to ensure increased and equitable student access to advanced academic offerings.

In collaboration with Superintendent Jack Dale and staff, the School Board plans to begin discussions at its February 11 retreat.

For more information, go to http://www.fcps.edu/news/advanced.shtml.