Honors Contract

The IMG Academy

Honors Contract


The IMG Academy offers students the opportunity to participate in an honors experience in all core courses. Students who successfully complete the honors requirements will earn honors designation on their high school transcript as well as a .5 bump in the grade point average for this course.


Your participation in honors and your signature on this contract represent your commitment to academic excellence and your agreement to the terms and conditions of this honors contract.


General Requirements: 

Course American Literature Date 2014-2015
Instructor Jenna Gareis Period
  1. Students must have earned a minimum of a B in the previous course.
  2. Once the contract is signed, students may not drop the honors designation until the semester ends.
  3. The deadline for honors contracts is September 9th 2014.


Specific Honors Requirements:


                           Extra Readings

*Various Articles Related to Writing in quarter one

*Young Goodman Brown by Nathanial Hawthorne in quarter two

*The Turn of the Screw by Henry James in quarter three

*Walden on Wheels by Ken Llgunas and a variety of NY Times Articles in quarter four


     Extra Assignments and Digital Literary Portfolio

*Students will complete additional assignments in relation to the reading (such as additional annotated bibliographies, creative writing assignments and an additional research paper) over the course of the school year to be included in their comprehensive portfolio.

*In conjunction with their work on the online literary magazine students will submit a comprehensive writing portfolio in quarters 2 and 4. Some of these pieces will be included in the online literary magazine.

*Each semester all of Ms. G’s Honor students will publish an online literary magazine featuring their individual portfolio work as well as exemplary work of their peers. Each semester they will fulfill a specific role (ie Editor-in-Chief, Proof Editor etc) as well as perform any and all duties requested by Ms. G and/or the Editor in Chief to ensure the successful and timely publication of the magazine.

It is important to note that the expectations for honors-level writing are significantly high for content, style and function. This level of expectation applies to all written work produced by the student including essays, analysis and research papers, short answers, response papers and creative works.

Other Requirements

Attend Mandatory meetings with the instructor and others attempting the contract. Times to be determined after September 9th.


Take honors-level tests, which will include questions pertaining to the extra readings and Directed Learning discussions. The honors tests are longer than the regular tests.


Students that sign the honors contract will be expected to act as positive roll models and leaders in the classroom. They are expected to arrive to class fully prepared and participate actively in the total class experience.


Maintain an 87 percent average in order to remain in honors.


NOTE: Any incidents of plagiarism will result in immediate dismissal from the honors course. Please see the student handbook for a specific discussion of plagiarism.



Honors Assignments:


I agree to complete the requirements and abide by the expectations listed above with academic integrity.  I understand that any incident of plagiarism or academic dishonesty will result in immediate dismissal from honors.


Student Signature_________________________Date____________________


Student Name (print)___________________________________________________________


Teacher Signature_______________________________Date_____________________


Teacher Name (print)___________________________________________________________


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