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Honors Courses

In general, Honors courses are more advanced version of classes already offered. (In a few cases, courses are labeled as Honors simply based on difficulty, even if there is not a “regular” version of the course.)

For example, students can choose between regular Geometry and Honors Geometry, or regular Biology and Honors Biology. In most cases, the overall content is similar, but the Honors class moves at a more accelerated pace so that additional topics can be covered. In addition, reading material, papers and projects may be more challenging and in-depth.

Honors courses currently offered at Heritage include:
  • Honors English 9
  • Honors English 10
  • Honors English 11
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors French IV
  • Honors Spanish IV
  • Honors Biology I
  • Honors Biology II, Physiology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Physics
  • Honors Principles of Engineering


All Honors courses are weighted in GPA calculations. At the conclusion of each semester, .0125 is added to the cumulative GPA for each semester of Honors coursework.