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Honors Program

The Litchfield Elementary School District is proud to offer an Honors Program at each of our middle  schools.  The LESD Honors Program in the Litchfield Elementary School District has been designed to provide an opportunity for our most highly competent and academically able students to demonstrate their excellence.


The goal of this program is to provide students who have advanced intellectual, academic, and/or creative capabilities the opportunity to dynamically interact with a team of academic specialists as well as peers of similar aptitude within a rigorous, interdisciplinary learning environment in order to reach their highest level of learning and accomplishment.

Entrance into the LESD Honors Program is a rigorous endeavor most appropriate for highly motivated students whose academic abilities and talents span across the entire curriculum spectrum.  Students must meet an initial qualifier of quantitative data using last year’s AIMS, their current GPA and District Benchmark scores prior to looking at the qualitative data of student, teacher, and parent questionnaires.  

What Are Honors Classes?

  • Honors curriculum is designed to challenge students with a richer, more rigorous curriculum.

  • Honors classes are rigorous academically challenging classes in preparation for advanced high school classes.

  • Honors classes focus on higher level thinking skills according to Blooms and Marzano Taxonomy.

What Makes Honors Classes Different From Other Classes?

  • Honors classes are different from other core classes in presentation, assignments, formative assessments, and summative assessments.

  • Honors classes provide students the knowledge, concepts, and skills needed to engage in higher level of learning.

  • Honors classes follow district curriculum framework; however, the enhanced curriculum provides for the differentiation in the level of analysis and utilization of information.