Honors

Students may take almost any class at SACA as honors, whether online or onsite. Honors courses differ in assignments and foster high-order thinking skills. The courses listed below only include the honors courses that use different course materials than the regular section.

Honors American History

(1 credit)

This course is an in depth exploration of the people, places, events, and themes that make America truly unique. It begins with an overview of American history before the Civil War, and then delves into the specific details of nearly all that has transpired for our country since then. This is a college preparatory course that should give students the foundation they need in order to take more advanced and specialized courses in history.

Honors Biology

(1 credit)

This course is a course designed to help students understand basic to in depth biological concepts and be able to use critical thinking skills and deductive reasoning to solve application based problems which will prepare the students for a 4-year college program.

Honors World History & Geography

(1 credit)

This course is designed to familiarize basic concepts of geography and the highlights of world history. This is a college preparatory course that should give students the foundation they need in order to take more advanced and specialized courses in history and geography.

Honors Writing

(1 credit)

This course is designed as a comprehensive study of composition and grammar principles. The texts introduce grammar at an advanced level, utilizing Michael Thompson s four level analysis of grammar that encourages student s to understand grammar as not only a foundation of language but of thought as well. This allows students to reflect on how language and grammar shape their cognitive processes, encouraging a metacognitive process in their study of English grammar and composition. The writing process, basic writing mechanics, and basic types of essays, which build on the grammar exploration, are then introduced and practiced, allowing students to practice the principles of grammar in writing assignments. Activities on the writing process include prewriting, organizing material, drafting, revising, and editing. Students learn and practice writing detail, example, comparison and contrast, and main idea sentences; introductions; body paragraphs; and conclusions. Students will write a documented essay and persuasive letter as part of this course.