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.

    As students leave middle school, the number and availability of advanced learning courses will increase. Incoming 9th graders might consider these advanced learning courses and guidelines to help them decide which and how many advanced learning courses fit into their 9th grade schedule.

    Middle School Honors Courses

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8

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.

  • 6th Grade Requirements for Honors Enrollment

  • 7th Grade Requirements for Honors Enrollment

  • 8th Grade Requirements for Honors Enrollment


    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.

    Robby Peters
    Secondary Teaching & Learning Coordinator