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Honours Class

What is the Honours Class?
Students in our honours classes are a part of a community of like-minded individuals with a strong enthusiasm for learning.  This unique class setting focuses on further developing inquisitive, studious, and reflective learners through a creative academic atmosphere. Resulting in students being immersed in an environment that is not only challenging but engaging.
This Academic Atmosphere...
  • is fast paced
  • offers enrichment and extension
  • encourages healthy relationships and community involvement
  • values the inquiry process
  • offers opportunities for open-ended / student directed learning 
  • promotes creativity and the love of learning
  • encourages the development of leadership skills
  • develops independent, self motivated students
Is the work harder in the honours class?
In the honours program we work smarter, not harder.  These students require less repetition in their instruction, thereby creating the opportunity to extend  and deepen their understanding of the Alberta Curriculum.
Is there more homework?
At Hillcrest we focus on building the whole child. While we do expect students to create high quality products, the amount of time spent on homework is similar to that of the regular program. 
How do I to get into this class?
Students who are interested in being a part of this class need to submit the Student/ Parent Questionnaire as well as the Teacher Referral Checklist with their passport when applying to Hillcrest School.
Are marks a determining factor in getting into this class?
Involvement in this class will be dependant on the personal learning needs of individual students. Students will however need to have demonstrated a proficient to exemplary understanding of the grade 6 curricular outcomes.