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Honors Courses

Through the study of a variety of disciplines and the careful guidance of instructors, each student learns the skills essential to success in college. The full program of study for each student is prepared in consultation with the advisor, Class Dean, department chairs, Dean of Academic Affairs, and, in the later years, the college counselors.

Honors level courses are academically challenging classes for high achieving students. While Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are often requested to enhance the apparent rigor of a transcript, the School will determine whether placement in such challenging courses is appropriate. In addition to grades from previous years, work ethic, expressive skills, academic habits, placement tests, standardized test scores, and demonstrated commitment to learning guide the School in making course-placement decisions.

Honors courses offered at The Pennington School are:

  • Algebra II
  • American Identities
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • French III, IV
  • Geometry
  • German III, IV
  • Introduction to Literary Forms and Critical Writing
  • Latin III, IV
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Precalculus
  • Spanish II, III, IV
  • United States History
  • World History