September 2016

To the Parents or Guardians of incoming 9th-grade students (out-of-district or private schools):

The World Language Department within the Pascack Valley Regional High School District has a self-nomination process for placement into either the Honors Program at Pascack Hills or Pascack Valley High Schools. 

The honors program is designed for students who demonstrate a high level of ability in oral and written expression, and who are motivated to achieve an advanced level of proficiency.  In the honors program, students will be expected to achieve a strong command of the target language, which includes accurate usage of grammatical structures and extensive application of vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. 

Additionally, as with all other honors programs in the district, students admitted in the program are expected to "maintain a high level of academic interest and be self-motivated learners and generators of academic materials. "

In order to be considered for the Honors Spanish or Honors French Program at the high school:  

      1. Please submit information and self-nomination through this form: Out of District by Friday, Nov. 18th 
 
   2. If parents do not fill out the above self-nomination form prior to the deadline, they must contact Ms. Rodriguez (nrodriguez@pascack.k12.nj.us) to schedule an appointment for world language testing. The student will need to take a placement test if they would like to enter into any Level II or Honors Level II class. 

Placement into the Honors Program will be based upon an evaluation of the student's writing, oral and reading comprehension abilities through an assessment developed by World Language teachers.

If you have any questions about the Honors Program, please contact me at 201-358-7020, ext. 22054 or email:nrodriguez@pascack.k12.nj.us.  
 

Sincerely,

Noemi Rodriguez 

District Supervisor of World Languages, ESL, Music and FACS 


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