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Jr. Honors Academy now accepting applications from current HMS and RES students


GMSD is pleased to announce the creation of our Jr. Honors Academy for the 16-17 school year. The purpose of the Jr. Honors Academy is to provide additional academic opportunities and field experiences for students currently excelling in the middle school setting. In our inaugural year, we will be accepting applications from current 7th graders who will attend Houston Middle School and Riverdale Elementary for their 8th grade year.

Requirements for Application:
o Current 7th grader
o Minimum of a 3.5 GPA for academic semesters in 6th and 7th grade
If you do not currently attend a GMSD school, you must submit a 6th and 7th grade report card in order for your application to be considered.
o Currently enrolled in at least one of the following – APEX language arts, enriched language arts, or enriched math
o Es and Ss for conduct
o Writing component scored by rubric
o Interview scored by rubric
o Must meet spring deadline for consideration (February 26, 2016)

Benefits of the Program:
o Community service activities
o Seminars
o Field trips

Registration Timeline:
o February 16-26: Application period (pick up and return to front office)
o March 14-18: Interviews and essays for those who receive invitations
o Week of April 18: Students informed of acceptance. Students scoring highest on the application rubric will be accepted.

Here's a link to the application

Here's a link to the letter