Honors Academy

Mission Statement

To provide exceptional students with an opportunity to participate in a sequence of sophisticated, advanced courses during their four years at Fitchburg High School. Honors Academy students pursue personal excellence in academics and citizenship, and cultivate leadership skills through a series of required community-based service activities. Honors Academy students pursue a rigorous curriculum of Advanced Placement courses in mathematics, science, and English.

Fitchburg High School Honors Academy Background

Established in 2013, the Honors Academy is a rigorous, four-year program within Fitchburg High School. This highly competitive academic program challenges students in an intellectually stimulating environment that emphasizes advanced college and career readiness.

Students develop the capacity to think critically using classical works, assess issues, and develop informed opinions. Students learn to acquire information, grasp it intellectually, and use it purposefully. They expand on their ability to speak and write on any subject matter in a persuasive, compelling, and imaginative manner.

A core curriculum assures competency across the broad spectrum of academic endeavors, developing skills in communication, quantification, analysis, historical antecedents, modern sciences, the arts, and physical well-being.

All instruction in the Honors Academy is delivered at the Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) or Advanced Placement (AP) level. Additionally, students may take college courses through our Dual-Enrollment Program with Fitchburg State University or Mount Wachusett Community College. Through our Honors Academy program, students have the opportunity to enroll in over 15 Advanced Placement and/or dual enrollment courses.

This rigorous program readies students for the finest undergraduate institutions. Furthermore, students gain competence in becoming lifelong learners and leaders in our rapidly changing society.

CLASS OF 2023 IMPORTANT information

HONORS ACADEMY CLASS OF 2023 APPLICATION AND PLACEMENT TEST REGISTRATION

Monday, October 29 2018 - 7:45 a.m. - Fitchburg High School Visit to Memorial Middle School

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. - Fitchburg High School Visit to Longsjo Middle School

TBD - Fitchburg High School Visit to McKay Arts Academy

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. - Parent Information Night at Fitchburg High School

(The presentation will review Academic Programs at Fitchburg High School.)

Friday, January 4, 2019 - Registration Deadline for Student Test Date for the Honors Academy (Select ONE)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 4:45 p.m.

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:45 p.m.

Friday, February 1, 2019 - Application Deadline

(Application must be complete in order for consideration.)

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Student Notification Begins

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Student Intentions Due

FORMS AND DOCUMENTS

Please direct any application questions to:

Mrs. Jennifer Scott, Assistant principal

Fitchburg High School

140 Arn-How Farm Road

Fitchburg, MA 01420

978-345-3240 x197

scottje@fitchburg.k12.ma.us