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Watchung Hills Regional High School

Off-Canvas

Placement Prerequisites

Honors / AP, Accelerated, and College Prep


For 8th graders moving to 9th grade at WHRHS:
  • To qualify for a College Prep English course, 8th grade students must have a passing grade in their current English class.
  • To qualify for the Accelerated level, students must have at least an 85% average and the recommendation of their 8th grade English teacher.
  • To qualify for the Honors level, a student must have at least a 95% average and the recommendation of their 8th grade English teacher. The teacher will consider critical reading skills, analytical writing skills, and work ethic/collaboration.

For current students at WHRHS:
  • In order to move up a level (for example, from College Prep to Accelerated or Accelerated to Honors/AP), students must have a 95% average or better in their English class and the recommendation of their English teacher.
  • In order to remain at either the Accelerated or Honors/AP level, students must maintain at least an 85% average and have the recommendation of their English teacher.