Honors programs offer an enriched educational experience that often includes small class size, custom-designed courses, mentoring, enriched individualized learning, hands-on research, and publishing opportunities. A handpicked faculty guides students through the program.
Courses or programs offered in high schools and college for high achievers. These courses are usually planned to motivate the intellectually gifted learner. The content is broader, the curriculum accelerated, and the instructor carefully selected. In some cases, high school students who complete an honors program receive college credit for their efforts.
A plan designed to encourage students to engage in a more challenging program in their area of concentration than is required. Students who succeed in meeting the stringent requirements of an honors program are usually granted ‘honors’ degrees.
Class or classes, usually in high school but sometimes in middle school, for high achieving students. Unlike AP courses, honors program classes are ineligible for college credit. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) A federal law governing the education of students with disabilities. To be eligible for services under the IDEA, a child must have one of 13 disabling conditions that affect the student's ability to learn and necessitate special education or related services. Those disabilities include specific learning disabilities; serious emotional disturbance; speech, language, visual, hearing, or orthopedic impairments; autism and mental retardation. Under the IDEA, all children who receive special education services are entitled to a free and appropriate education ( FAPE).
A program which encourages superior students to enroll in special honors sections of lower-division courses, thereby gaining an enriched academic experience and the opportunity to work for an Honors Certificate.
An extension of a bachelor's degree, including more prerequisite classes, more challenging coursework, a major project or thesis and sometimes one extra year of study. An Honors achievement is recognized on the degree.
The Honors Program is the Intercollegiate Studies Instituteâ€™s flagship undergraduate fellowship. It is a highly selective year-long academic experience that offers fifty of the United Statesâ€™ most promising undergraduates an opportunity to receive personal intellectual mentoring from elite professors committed to an honest exploration of the achievements of Western civilization.