Elder Honors Program

The Honors Program Plus and Honors Program are designed for the academically gifted students of Elder High School. Rigorous coursework in our highest levels of classes is the cornerstone of these two prestigious programs. Additionally, members of either program receive financial assistance to defray the cost of preparation for the A.C.T.

Students in Elder's Honors Program Plus and Honors Program must embrace intellectual challenges, show a willingness to grow academically, and seek ways to use their God-given intellectual gifts in the pursuit of not only knowledge but also the joy and wonder of learning. Members of these programs will find their teachers beside them during their academic journey, ready to teach Honors Program Plus and Honors Program members how to build on their academic gifts in laying the foundation for a bright, promising, Christ-centered future.

Specific information regarding admittance into these two programs can be accessed by clicking on the section headers below.

Important Notice

For admission into the Honors Program Plus and Honors Program for the 2021-2022 school year, the NPR Core Composite of the IOWA Test is the score that will be used to determine students' eligibility.

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  • Honors Program Plus

    The Honors Program Plus (HP+) awards its members Elder's most valuable merit scholarship: $6,000. Membership will be offered to students who score in the 98th percentile or above on the High School Placement Test.

    HP+ students will be scheduled for the highest level courses available at Elder, including Honors level or Advanced Placement, and will be expected to maintain a final academic grade for any course taken of 85 or higher.

    HP+ students will be provided individualized academic and career guidance. Members are offered up to $250 toward the cost of ACT preparation courses.
  • Honors Program

    Membership will be offered to students who score in the 90th percentile or above on the High School Placement Test and includes a $3,000 scholarship.

    Qualified applicants will be considered for membership in the Honors Program (HP) based on the merits of their application, which includes an essay requirement.

    HP students will be scheduled for Advanced College Prep level or higher (Honors or Advanced Placement) classes and will be expected to maintain a final academic grade for any course taken of 85 or higher.

    Members are offered up to $250 toward the cost of ACT preparation courses.

Application Deadline

Students interested in being a member of either the Honors Program Plus or Honors Program must have a complete admission application submitted by December 4, 2020 (including scholarship application and any other required paperwork).

Program Directors

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Gregory Alig

    Mr. Gregory Alig 

    513-921-3744 ext 2002
  • Photo of Eric Grimm

    Mr. Eric Grimm 

    513-921-3744 ext 2210
  • Photo of Lawrence Weinheimer

    Mr. Lawrence Weinheimer 

    513-921-3744 ext 2021