About Junior High Honours
In the 2022-23 school year, the Junior High Honours program will be offered at F.R. Haythorne Junior High and Sherwood Heights Junior High.
The Division also explored the possibility of offering the Junior High Honours program at Ardrossan Junior Senior High, however, it didn't receive enough interested applicants to meet minimum enrolment numbers and will be unable to offer the program in Ardrossan in 2022-23. Ardrossan families still interested in Junior High Honours were provided with an opportunity to apply to the program at F.R. Haythorne Junior High or Sherwood Heights Junior High.
The Junior High Honours program is designed for students in grades 8 and 9 with high achievement in their core courses and who enjoy a challenging academic environment.
Students in the program will follow the Alberta Education Programs of Study in grades 8 and 9. As part of the Junior High Honours program, students will be required to complete two common cross-curricular projects per grade: one humanities—language arts and social studies—and one STEM—science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These projects will be assessed using common grading criteria to ensure consistency in evaluation practices across all Junior High Honours sites.
Students are eligible to apply to the Junior High Honours program if they have a minimum 80 per cent average in each of the four core subjects. Conditional acceptance will be confirmed in early-March based on a student’s marks in the four core subject areas, as of February 28. Students must maintain their honours standing on the final report card in June to receive final acceptance in the Honours program for the upcoming year. If the number of applications received exceeds the number of spaces available, a random draw will be completed to ensure equity and fairness to all students throughout the Division.