Current 8th graders may apply to be in Honors English. You will only be considered for Honors English at Gonzaga Prep if you meet all of the following criteria:
Incoming freshmen honors applicants are ranked based on the criteria above. The top students are selected for Honors English. If you are not accepted at this time, you may work hard during the freshman year and apply again for honors English at the end of your freshman year (see below: Current Gonzaga Prep Non-honors).
Students may enter or leave the Honors/A.P. track at any time during their four years at Gonzaga Prep. If you are not currently in an Honors/A.P. English class, you may apply to be in Honors/A.P. English if you meet all of the following criteria:
If your application is accepted and all of the Honors/A.P. criteria are met, you will be placed on the Honors/A.P. Waiting List (see below: Honors/A.P. Waiting List). New students are added to the Honors track each year from the waiting list.
Note: The English Department reserves the right to revoke any placement into Honors/A.P. English if your status concerning any of the criteria changes before the start of the next school year (e.g., your grade for second semester drops below A-).
If you are currently in an Honors or A.P. English course at Gonzaga Prep, you will be automatically placed into honors or A.P. English for the subsequent year if you meet all of the following criteria:
Students who are in the B range and meet the standards above are automatically in consideration for the next year's Honors or A.P. course and do not need to reapply. Instead, they will be compared to new applicants on the waiting list for any open seats in the course to which they are applying.
Students who are in the C range or lower must reapply for Honors or A.P.
Note: Teachers reserve the right to expel students from the Honors/A.P. English classes at any time during the year if the criteria above are not being well met. Towards the end of the year when selections are being made for next year's Honors/A.P. English classes, if any criteria are not being met, you will be automatically placed on the Honors/A.P. Waiting List (see Honors/A.P. Waiting List below). Of course, even if you meet the criteria, you always have the option to opt out of the Honors/A.P. English track if you decide you cannot handle the demands.
If you are transferring to Gonzaga Prep from another school, you will be evaluated by the Academic Vice-Principal on an individual basis concerning your current academic standing, teacher recommendations, caliber of former school and coursework, etc.).
New applicants for the Honors/A.P. English program, as well as current honors students who do not automatically qualify for honors the next year, will be ranked on the waiting list according to the following criteria:
The English Department reserves the right to withhold entrance to Honors/A.P. English courses for any reason not mentioned in this document if it deems that the decision is in the best interest of the student, the class, or the school.