Archive for Monday, November 8, 2010

BLHS principal asks to add more honors courses

November 8, 2010

Future Basehor-Linwood High School students seeking a challenge may have more honors courses to choose from — and students may have more incentive to enroll in those tougher courses.

BLHS principal Sherry Reeves asked the Basehor-Linwood school board Monday night to approve the addition of five more honors courses in math, science and history, and to approve the expansion of the school's weighted GPA system to cover all its honors courses.

According to Reeves' proposal, the school would add honors versions of the school's algebra II, geometry, world history, biology and chemistry courses. Right now, the only honors classes the school offers are in English.

Reeves said the changes could better prepare students who decide to go on to college, help students compete for more college scholarships and make the district more attractive to families planning to move to the area.

The school board will consider Reeves' request at its December meeting.

For more on this story, check the Thursday print edition of the Sentinel.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified BLHS Principal Sherry Reeves.

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