Grosse Pointe Public School System

389 St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230 . 313.432.3000

Middle School Honors Class Placement Guidelines


 diamond  6TH GRADE

 diamond  Honors Math

  • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
  • NWEA – minimum of 80th percentile
  • Placement test – 60% overall with a minimum of 15 on the constructed response section

 diamond  Honors English Language Arts

  • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
  • Level 1 on Reading MEAP
  • A 4th and 5th grade composite score of 10 or higher on the Grosse Pointe Writing Test 
  • NWEA score of 220 or higher in Reading 

 diamond  7TH GRADE

 diamond  Honors Math (For students not enrolled in honors Math in the prior school year)

  • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
  • NWEA- minimum of 80th percentile
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Placement test- 60% or higher overall

 diamond  Honors English Language Arts (For students not enrolled in honors ELA in the prior school year)

  • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
  • Level 1 on Reading MEAP
  • A 5th and 6th grade composite score of 11 or higher on the Grosse Pointe Writing Test 
  • NWEA score of 228 or higher in reading
  • Teacher recommendation

 diamond  Honors Science -Enrollment in advanced math

  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Science test
  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Reading test
  • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Science class

 diamond  Honors Social Studies

  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Social Studies test
  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Reading test
  • Level 5 or higher on the GP Writing test
  • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Social Studies class
  • Teacher Recommendation

 diamond  8TH GRADE

 diamond  Honors Math (For students not enrolled in honors Math in the prior school year)

  • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
  • NWEA- minimum of 80th percentile
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Placement test- 60% or higher overall

 diamond  Honors English Language Arts (For students not enrolled in Honors ELA in the prior school year)

  • Ability to work at (or capable of working at) approximately one grade level ahead
  • Level 1 Reading MEAP -NWEA RIT score of 231 or higher in Reading
  • A 6th and 7th grade composite score of 11 or higher on the Grosse Pointe Writing Test 
  • Teacher Recommendation

 diamond  Honors Science -Enrollment in advanced math

  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Science test
  • Level l on the most recent MEAP Reading test
  • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Science class 

 diamond  Honors Social Studies

  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Social Studies test
  • Level 1 on the most recent MEAP Reading test -Level 5 or higher on the GP Writing test
  • Minimum average grade of A- in the prior school year Social Studies class
  • Teacher Recommendation

 diamond  Please Note:  Students who are placed in honors courses are expected to maintain at least a B- or are subject to review for continued and future placements.


 

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