Elder Honors Program

The Honors Program and Honors Program Plus are designed for the academically gifted students of Elder High School. Rigorous coursework in our highest levels of classes, combined with various leadership and philanthropic opportunities, are the cornerstones of these two prestigious programs.

Students in Elder's Honors Program and Honors Program Plus will be provided individualized academic- and career-focused guidance and opportunities. They will also be involved in and plan service projects within the local community and represent Elder at specific functions.

Consideration for admittance into either program is based on a student's score on his High School Placement Test (HSPT) and a review of his completed application. For more specific information about our two-tiered Honors Program, please click on the buttons below:

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  • Honors Program Plus

    The Honors Program Plus scholarship is the highest merit scholarship offered at Elder High School. Students who score in the 95th percentile and above on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and who submit an application by the posted deadline will be invited into the Honors Program Plus based solely on their HSPT score.

    Honors Program Plus students will be scheduled for the highest level courses available at Elder, including Honors and Advanced Placement, and will be expected to maintain a minimum grade of 85% at the conclusion of each grading period.
  • Honors Program

    Students who score in the 80th percentile and above on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and who submit an application by the posted deadline will be considered for acceptance into the Honors Program at Elder High School.

    Qualified applicants will then be considered for an on-campus selection process.

    Students accepted into the Honors Program will be scheduled for Advanced College Prep level courses or higher (i.e. Honors or Advanced Placement) and will be expected to maintain a minimum of 85% grade at the conclusion of each grading period.

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