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:
- to accelerate the mastery of core curriculum
- to qualitatively differentiate curriculum.
- to develop higher level thinking skills.
- to develop respect in the student for self and
- to encourage social responsibility as a citizen
- to provide opportunities and experiences which
develop abilities in specific areas in the visual
and/or performing arts.
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
- Academic competition
- Eastern Indiana Model Legislature
- Arts Performance Groups
B. Acceleration opportunities
- Advanced Placement Courses: English 11A.P. English 12 A.P.,
Chemistry II A.P., and Calculus A.P.
- Advanced Placement Tests available in: U.S.
History Honors, Biology II, Physics, Foreign
- Excel/Honors Independent Study: mentors,
projects, internships (912)
- college credit
- high school credit below grade 9
- correspondence courses
- special time arrangements
- early graduation
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
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.
- 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.
- An exit conference may then be requested by the
student, the parent, or the teacher if the
student's performance continues to be below
- The exit conference will be attended by the
teacher, the parent(s), and an administrator.
- 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.
- 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.
- The parent will be notified of the decision
Students or parents who have questions concerning the
Excel/Honors program should contact the Principal.
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