High school students are encouraged to take the most rigorous courses they are capable of taking to best prepare them for college and life in a global economy and workforce. It is important for all students to plan for education and employment beyond high school.
Our three high schools-- Century, John Marshall, and Mayo—offer a wide variety of honors courses and Advanced Placement courses to meet the needs of our students. Honors courses are open to all students meeting the course prerequisites. These courses extend the curriculum in terms of depth, quality of product, and pace of content. Honors classes are clearly defined on a student’s transcript; students are also encouraged to apply for an honors diploma. Gifted Services also offers mentorships for juniors and seniors. A mentorship is an accelerated, individualized program of study for students who wish to learn a new skill, develop an interest, or explore a career under the supervision of a specialist in our community. Mentorships are excellent learning experiences outside of the normal classroom.