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Honors Placement Information

2018-2019 Honors English/Social Studies Timeline and Instructions for Middle Schools

Middle schools will email parents of 8th graders with explanation of process in October/November 2018.  Copies of mailing will be available on the Pascack Valley Regional High School District website (www.pascack.org ).  

  1. Supervisors will visit middle schools on the dates below to explain the procedure to students and staff.

October 30th  River Vale- Middle School presentation to 8th graders by PVRHSD Supervisors

November 1st   Woodcliff Lake - Middle School presentation to 8th graders by PVRHSD Supervisors

November 2nd   Hillsdale  Middle School presentation to 8th graders by PVRHSD Supervisors

November  2nd   Montvale - Middle School presentation to 8th graders by PVRHSD Supervisors

  1. Students will complete the self-nomination form on or before December 18th.
  2. Middle schools will send a spreadsheet with first trimester or marking period grades to vmattessich@pascack.org and jorlak@pascack.org by December 21st.
  3. Middle schools will send a spreadsheet with students’ 7th grade PARCC scores to vmattessich@pascack.org and jorlak@pascack.org by December 21st.
  4. Students who have completed the self-nomination form by the due date will be invited to sit for a reading and writing placement exam on one of the FOUR possible dates at the bottom of this sheet

Criteria for Honors Placement:

  1. Student completed self-nomination form due by Tuesday, December 18th.  The form will NOT accept submissions after 11:59 pm.
  2.  Seventh grade PARCC scores (recommended score of 4 or 5).
  3. Evaluation of first marking period/trimester grades (students should demonstrate high performance in current English and social studies classes).
  4. Reading and writing placement test scores.

Students eligible for the honors placement exam will receive an invitation to sit for the exam on one of FOUR possible reading and writing test dates, at his/her convenience.


Placement Tests:   Reading and writing tests administered to 8th graders from district and out-of-district middle schools on ONE of the dates below:


  • Saturday, January 5th, 11:00am-12:00pm Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale*
  • Wednesday, January 9th, 3:30pm-4:30pm Pascack Hills High School, Montvale
  • Saturday, January 12th, 11:00am-12:00pm Pascack Hills High School, Montvale*
  • Wednesday, January 16th, 3:30-4:30pm Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale
    *These tests will be administered following the World Language test.   Students may elect to take both the World Language and English/Social Studies tests on the same day or they may choose to take them on different days, depending on their preference and schedule.


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