的 荣誉 Program offers opportunities for intellectual challenge to students in every discipline. 给学习成绩优秀的学生, 计划转学到重点学院或大学, 或者对获得职场关键技能感兴趣, 荣誉课程提供具有挑战性的课程，非常强调阅读, 写作, 以及跨学科的批判性思维.
All liberal arts majors must complete a minimum of six credit hours of an 综合学习 Experience to graduate from 韦德买球网站's 文科 & 科学的程序. 荣誉 courses fulfill this requirement, and can also satisfy the general education requirements.
的 韦德买球网站 荣誉 Program believes that motivated students benefit from small class sizes, 访问教师, 研讨会性质的课程, 周围都是有才华的人, 勤劳的学生. We provide our students with the skills necessary for success in college and beyond. 荣誉 students also qualify for unique scholarships not offered to traditional students. 在荣誉课程中学到的技能也为学生提供了就业准备技能, 包括提出问题和解决问题, 具有批判性的阅读和写作能力, 创造性思维, 和更多的.
Note: 荣誉 students and the 荣誉 Program have never been – nor will they ever be – all these things all the time. What sets the program and its students apart above all else is the willingness to consistently attempt great things, 是否击中目标. 这就是荣誉和荣誉的区别. 荣誉 is about striving to improve oneself and to help others do the same; honors, 官方制裁成功的标志基本上是空洞的, 有时陪伴荣誉, 但在虚荣和投机取巧者的心目中，它只能取代它.
在他们第一学期开始之前, incoming students will receive a mailing to their home address letting them know that based on their excellent high school grade point average and/or placement test 结果, 他们在韦德买球网站联邦学者计划中获得了一席之地.
- Reading comprehension scores of 20 or higher and Write Placer scores of 6 or higher; or SAT verbal (ERW) scores of 600 or higher; OR
当前的学生 will receive a mailing to their home address letting them know that based on their excellent high school grade point average and/or placement test 结果, 他们在韦德买球网站联邦学者计划中获得了一席之地.
- 韦德买球网站 GPA为3.4分或以上
学生 who complete nine honors credits at 韦德买球网站 with a grade of B or better and who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5岁或以上的学生毕业时可以成为英联邦荣誉学者. At least six of the nine honors credits must be earned in interdisciplinary courses (LCs or Colloquia). 的 remaining credits may be earned as 荣誉韦德体育网址 or in stand-alone 荣誉 courses.
荣誉独立课程存在于英语中, 历史, 还有营养，每年都有新的试点课程.
荣誉 学习 Community integrates elective "topics" courses in different disciplines. 的 sophomore LC is worth six or seven credits depending on whether the course has a lab science. 每学期提供一个二年级的LC. 韦德买球网站人数限制在22人, and requires a letter of invitation from the Program Coordinator or honors faculty. 荣誉课程为学生提供了一些LC所要求的文本.
荣誉研讨会是一个团队教学, 完全集成的课程，而不是整合现有课程的LC. 学生 contract with their colloquium instructors to receive six social studies or humanities credits for their colloquium work. Colloquium students must propose and construct an integrative research project that will produce a substantial piece of scholarly or creative work. 学生 work on their projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor who helps them select appropriate research materials and provides guidance about 写作 in a specific discipline. 每学期提供一次专题讨论会. 韦德买球网站人数限制为15人, and requires a letter of invitation from the program coordinator or honors faculty. 荣誉课程为学生提供所有研讨会所需的文本.
Note: Make sure to visit the following section titled 教师指导 below to print out the necessary documents for your 荣誉 faculty mentor to fill out!
Full-time 韦德买球网站 faculty and regular adjunct faculty with experience at 韦德买球网站 make excellent mentors. 的 mentor should have expertise in the student's area of interest and be willing to work with the honors student from beginning of honors work to final project completion (usually regular meeting adding up to about 10 hours over the course of semester).
“学会批判性地思考, 努力工作, and speak passionately – the lessons that I had failed to learn in high school – I found in abundance in the 韦德买球网站 荣誉 Program. 的 荣誉 Program not only prepared me to pass any class when I transferred to Amherst College, 它使我成为出类拔萃的人." - Winslow Dahlberg-Wright, 韦德买球网站 honors student and Amherst College graduate, 2014
的 荣誉 Program is one of the best ways to maximize 韦德买球网站's transfer opportunities. 荣誉 courses provide students with an excellent academic experience that prepares them for transfer to selective colleges and universities in the Pioneer Valley and beyond. Recent alumni have transferred successfully to: Amherst College; Brandeis University; 康奈尔大学; George Washington University; 汉普郡 College; 万宝路的大学; Mount Holyoke College; 史密斯 College; UMass Commonwealth 荣誉 College; and 韦尔斯利学院.
同样重要, 荣誉协调员和荣誉讲师担任导师和顾问, helping students select transfer schools and 写作 personalized letters of recommendation. 的 荣誉 Program also works with 通路 and other 韦德买球网站 departments/programs to sponsor travel to transfer 事件 at Amherst College, 康奈尔大学, 万宝路的大学, 韦尔斯利学院, 和威廉姆斯学院. 通过所有这些方式，荣誉课程帮助学生达到他们想去的地方!
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的 路径计划 helps promising students succeed at 韦德买球网站 and explore transfer opportunities to selective liberal arts colleges like Amherst, 汉普郡, 史密斯, 以及芒特霍利奥克学院. 的 honors program and 通路 often collaborate on transfer and career opportunities for 韦德买球网站 students.