Metro Arts Honors Program
Full Honors Policy is attached below.
• Metro Arts offers Honors coursework in conjunction with all standard core and elective courses. The student who is enrolled in an Honors version of a course will attend the standard class and complete all regularly assigned course work. The student will also be given additional Honors coursework and will be required to attend weekly Honors meetings for the course.
• A student who successfully completes the course will be given the Honors distinction on his or her transcript. That notation tells the colleges to which a student applies that the student is willing to challenge his or herself academically. Additionally, Honors students enjoy a significant advantage when it comes to competing for scholarships.
• Honors courses emphasize critical and creative thinking and use primary texts. Metro Arts Honors courses are not the same as Advanced Placement courses. They do not offer college credits or align with national AP exams. Metro Arts Honors courses are enriched and offer the material in greater depth. Honors courses at Metro are designed to prepare students for the workload and standards of excellence they will encounter at the nation’s most competitive universities and colleges.
*Honors classes at Metro are weighted higher than standard classes. They will raise student GPA up one letter grade higher than the grade received. Earning an A in an honors course is equal to a 5.0 in that course for the purposes of overall student GPA calculations.