SPHS Honors Program

  • Shadle Park offers a variety of Honors level courses for students who are ready for a challenge and preparing to go into college level courses later on in high school (Advanced Placement (AP), College in the High School, Running Start). There traditionally is a summer assignment required prior to taking the course. Below are the current Honors classes offered at Shadle Park High School.

     

    English 9 Honors


    The focus of this course is to offer students an extension of the core curriculum of English 9. Students will benefit from enrichment
    activities and assignments throughout the course as they further their critical thinking, reading and writing skills in more depth and with
    increasing levels of independence. The completion of this course prepares students to take advanced placement classes later in high school
    where they can earn college credit while in high school.
    Grade: 9
    Duration: 2 semesters

     

    English 10 Honors


    The focus of this course is to offer students an extension of the core curriculum of English 10. Students will benefit from enrichment
    activities and assignments throughout the course as they further their critical thinking, reading and writing skills in more depth and with
    increasing levels of independence. The completion of this course prepares students to take advanced placement classes their junior and
    senior year where they can earn college credit while in high school.
    Grade: 10
    Duration: 2 semesters

     

    Algebra 2 Honors


    This math course option follows the Algebra 2 curriculum, but will go into greater depth in the development of the course concepts. This
    Honors course is a challenging option designed for students who have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement in mathematics.
    Pre-Requisites: Algebra 1 A-B & Geometry A-B
    Duration: 2 semesters

     

    Pre-Calculus Honors


    This math course option follows the Pre-Calculus curriculum, but will go into greater depth in the development of the course concepts. This
    Honors course is a challenging option designed for students who have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement in mathematics.
    Pre-Requisites: Algebra 2 A-B or Algebra 2 A-B Honors
    Duration: 2 semesters

     

    Spanish 3 Honors


    The third year of language is the year when all the pieces of language come together. Students will read authentic pieces of literature, watch and comprehend foreign films, learn sophisticated vocabulary, gram- mar, syntax and speak and learn totally in the target language. Third year language study offers students the opportunity to go beyond the basics and attain a higher level of fluency and competency in all language skills. Grammar includes the imperative, the Subjunctive, double object pronouns and the present perfect. Activities may include creative, self-directed projects and presentations. Students will be encouraged to communicate predominately in the language.

     

    Spanish 4 Honors


    Fourth-year courses enable students to attain a high degree of proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding the language. Practice in listening, conversation skills and reading novels in the target language is emphasized along with deeper understanding of history and traditions. Students learn advanced grammar and syntax such as highly irregular past tense verbs, progressive tenses, the subjunctive in all its forms, the passive voice and all perfect tenses. In addition, the text studies many places/areas of the Spanish-speaking world, looking at each region’s culture, geography and history. You will also work with authentic news articles that come from that part of the world as well as poetry and prose that originates from the area being studied. The classes are conducted entirely in the target language.

     

    French 3 Honors


    The third year of language is the year when all the pieces of language come together. Students will read authentic pieces of literature, watch and comprehend foreign films, learn sophisticated vocabulary, gram- mar, syntax and speak and learn totally in the target language. Third year language study offers students the opportunity to go beyond the basics and attain a higher level of fluency and competency in all language skills. Grammar includes compound tenses, the Subjunctive, double object pronouns and the comparative and superlative. Activities may include creative, self-directed projects and presentations. Students will be encouraged to communicate predominately in the language.

     

    French 4 Honors


    Fourth-year courses enable students to attain a high degree of proficiency in speaking, reading, writing and understanding the language. Practice in listening, conversation skills and reading novels in the target language is emphasized along with deeper understanding of history and traditions. Students learn advanced grammar and syntax and classes are conducted entirely in the target language.