Honors Math is a challenging course taught to qualified students to prepare them for accelerated high school mathematics. Students are identified as potential candidates for Honors Math at the end of 3rd Grade. The Saints Peter and Paul School Honors Math program begins in 4th Grade. While the program is flexible enough to admit new students periodically, the program may not begin in 6th, 7th or 8th grade.
Honors Math Criteria
- Consistent scores of 90 or above in the Math Composite Score of the student’s Standardized Testing. (National Percentiles used)
- Consistent scores of 80 or above in the Reading Comprehension Score of the student’s Standardized Testing. (National Percentiles used)
- Consistent grades of 90 or above in Mathematics on the student’s report card.
- Evidence of above average performances on Mathematics Level Mastery Tests (Diocesan Level Testing). Students admitted from other programs/schools should be tested using back copies of these level tests. Above average performance is interpreted as a score of 85 or above.
- Cognitive Skills Index falling in the Range of 125 in the Terra Nova Test or other testing used to indicate ability.