Typical students that consider Honor English 9 come from eighth grade; however, seventh grade applicants have been accepted. Seventh grade candidates are rare though and need administrative approval.
Candidates for the class need to obtain and complete the form. Forms are given out at Freshmen Parent Night. They are available from current Ore Creek Eighth Grade English Teachers, Ore Creek and HHS Counselors, and Ore Creek Administration.
When submitting your application, all paperwork should be together (form and response write). Applications are accepted by Ore Creek teachers, Ore Creek and HHS counselors, and if brought to HHS' main office, the secretaries will place it in my mailbox.
Due date(s): March - For Ore Creek students, the application is due on the same day as the course selection sheet. An out of district student or school of choice student's date is set by his/her enrolling counselor.
After the final deadline, the review process begins.
My recommendations are due to the high school counseling and main offices by Spring Break. I evaluate and rank the candidates based on their evaluation criteria.
The counselors and administration have the final say as to the number of Honors English 9 sections that will run in a school year. They usually have a finalized number by the middle of May, which in turn allows me to report the accepted candidates by Memorial Day.
The list of accepted candidates is given to Ore Creek and HHS counselors, and HHS' main office at the same time. It will NOT be posted on this website.
Out-of-district candidates are called directly to inform students of their placements.
Acceptance into Honors English 9 requires summer work. It is due the first day of a school year.
Failure to complete summer work results in immediate removal from the course.
Summer assignments can be found on this website as of June 15th.