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    Knox County Middle Schools
     Honors Criteria Placement Criteria
    8th Grade
     
     
    In order to assure multiple pathways for honors, students may qualify for honors courses by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

     

    Algebra
    • At least 84% on TCAP/TN Ready standardized test.
    • Cumulative grade average of C or better if previously enrolled in a 7th grade honors math class.
    • Teacher recommendation.

     

    Reading/Language Arts
    • At least 84% on TCAP/TN Ready standardized test.
    • Cumulative grade average of C or better  if previously enrolled in a 7th grade honors language arts class.
    • Teacher recommendation.

     

    Science Honors/Physical Science 
    • At least 84% on TCAP/TN Ready standardized test.
    • Cumulative grade average of C or better  if previously enrolled in 7th grade honors science class.
    • Teacher recommendation.

     (Enrollment in Algebra I is a requisite for enrollment in Physical Science.)

     
     
    Social Studies
    • At least 84% on TCAP/TN Ready standardized test.
    • Cumulative grade average of C or better  if previously enrolled in 7th grade honors history class.
    • Teacher recommendation.
     
    *Students entering middle school, from outside the district, will be placed using identical or similar standardized assessment data.
     
    *Parents, students and staff may appeal student placement decisions at all grade levels by contacting the school Principals of the respective grade level (6th- Mr. Toth, 7th- Mr. Bailey and 8th- Ms. McDonald).