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The Excel/Honors program is designed to promote and enhance the intellectual abilities of Centerville Senior High School students. Specifically, the Excel/Honors program has the following purposes:

  1. to accelerate the mastery of core curriculum skills.
  2. to qualitatively differentiate curriculum.
  3. to develop higher level thinking skills.
  4. to develop respect in the student for self and others.
  5. to encourage social responsibility as a citizen
  6. to provide opportunities and experiences which develop abilities in specific areas in the visual and/or performing arts.

Qualifications
In order to qualify for the Excel/Honors program, a student must demonstrate both intellectual potential and achievement. The demonstration of ability must include formal and informal tests. Formal tests may be either normative or prescriptive. Informal tests may include recommendations, testimonials, interviews, or referrals from teachers, parents, or administrators.

Program components of the Excel/Honors program are of two types--curriculum enrichment options, and acceleration options. Curriculum enrichment options include  Internship and Special Classes. Acceleration options include advanced placement, college courses prior to high school graduation, and high school credit for students below grade nine. Curriculum enrichment and acceleration programs appropriate for Excel/Honors students include:

A. Enrichment opportunities

  1. Academic competition
  2. Eastern Indiana Model Legislature
  3. Arts Performance Groups

B. Acceleration opportunities

  1. Advanced Placement Courses: English 11A.P.  English 12 A.P., Chemistry II A.P., and Calculus A.P.
  2. Advanced Placement Tests available in: U.S. History Honors, Biology II, Physics, Foreign Languages.
  3. Excel/Honors Independent Study: mentors, projects, internships (912)

C. Waivers

  1. college credit
  2. high school credit below grade 9
  3. correspondence courses
  4. special time arrangements
  5. early graduation

Petition System
If a parent, student, or teacher feels that a student has been overlooked for inclusion, that person may utilize an Appeal Review Request Form, which will then be sent to the evaluation committee for consideration. The form is available through the Principal. The person appealing will be informed of the results and the rationale for the results.

Excel/Honors Student Withdraw Guidelines
Either the teacher, student, or parent may request a conference at any time if there appears to be a concern with the student's ability to function in the program.

  1. If the student is performing below average for the Excel/Honors classes the teacher will notify the parent so that a conference can be arranged to assess the student's progress.
  2. An exit conference may then be requested by the student, the parent, or the teacher if the student's performance continues to be below average.
  1. The exit conference will be attended by the teacher, the parent(s), and an administrator.
  2. In the exit conference, a formal contract will be made with the expectations and time lines for student improvement. If the contract is not fulfilled, the student will be exited when the time line expires.
  3. If the parent does not choose to attend the exit conference, the student's educational placement will be made in the best interest of the student.
  4. The parent will be notified of the decision in writing.

Students or parents who have questions concerning the Excel/Honors program should contact the Principal.

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