Online High School Honors Courses
For high-achieving high school students, Pearson Online Academy offers a broad selection of honors courses that fulfill basic graduation requirements in English, history, math, and science while providing a more challenging academic environment. Admissions counselors say that college-bound students who wish to enhance the strength of their college applications should consider enrolling in honors and Advanced Placement®(AP®)* courses.
Students in our online high school honors courses can expect to work harder and commit more time to their studies. They will explore concepts in depth, engage in independent research, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. For example, honors English and history courses will require extra reading and writing assignments. Honors English may focus more on literary analysis and vocabulary, while honors history will study the people, events, and ideas that shaped the past. Students in each course will develop their ability to question, analyze, interpret information, and communicate ideas to others.
Students enrolled in honors math and science classes will be introduced to many higher concepts. They also gain the chance to study concepts in depth and apply them to real life. Math honors courses also present a variety of problem-solving strategies, as well as real-world applications and technologies. Hands-on and virtual lab experiments along with complete interdisciplinary problem-solving activities give honors science students the ability to learn science by doing.
Additionally, students who take honors courses in high school become part of a community of dedicated learners with opportunities to participate in discussions and group projects with other students enrolled in honors courses.
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