Middle School Advanced Learning Program
The Middle School Advanced Learning courses service all three middle school buildings in Lakeville Area Schools. Honors courses help to meet the needs of advanced learners in core content areas by enriching and extending the curriculum. Eligibility for advanced courses are determined yearly. Listed below are the honors courses available to middle school students.
Middle School Honors Courses
Middle School Honors Placement Criteria
All middle school students are reviewed annually for placement in Honors courses.
Eligibility for each honors course is determined by separate and specific criteria. Generally, students qualify for an honors course with the following:
- FastBridge test scores above the 90th percentile
- Rating scales based on classroom performance
- A test or written application essay
- CogAT Scores (6th Grade)
Grade-specific criteria can be found in the tabs below.
Why Advanced Learners Have Placement Standards
Lakeville Area Schools has meaningful, equitable and transparent placement standards for placing advanced learners in honors courses. The standards and processes used to identify students for honors courses are based on various academic and research papers and practices used by neighboring school districts. To learn more about why we have placement standards and the types of assessments we use to identify advanced learners, please read this linked document:
For questions about placement, please contact your student's dean. For general inquiries, see below.