Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fairfax County VA restores some honors classes for high school humanities

Fairfax County Public Schools is returning Honors course in some English and social studies classes in 11th and 12th classes, with curricula in a middle ground between regular and AP or IB classes.

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When I was subbing, honors classes were common in ninth and tenth grades. Honors chemistry was taught in tenth grade and the course was quite well conceived.  Examinations, while multiple choice, required the student to give a reason for his or her answer.  The work I saw was impressive, better than when I was in high school 1958-1961. 

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