*ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN AT FORDHAM PREP ARE ELIGIBLE FOR HONORS CLASSES, WHETHER THEY ARE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS OR NOT.*
Freshman Year Course Schedule
|Course||College Preparatory Level||Honors Level|
|Classical Language||Latin I||Ancient Greek I Honors|
|English||English I||English I Honors|
|Math||Algebra I||Geometry Honors|
|Religious Studies||Religious Studies I||*no honors level*|
|Social Studies||Global I||Global I Honors|
*Note - Students can qualify for upper levels of science and math through our Merit Scholarship Program, performance on our Placement Exam, or performance on the New York State Regents Exam. Students must score a 90 or above on the Regents exam to qualify for an upper level in these subjects if they have not qualified in another way.*
Fordham Prep offers an Individualized Honors Program based on the idea that each student is unique in the gifts that have been bestowed upon him.
Our courses include regular, advanced, honors, and AP levels. Each student is invited to create a schedule that challenges and motivates him. Freshman can take up to five honors classes and are invited to do so based on their Fordham Prep Placement Exam scores, 8th grade courses and grades, as well as Regents Exam scores (if applicable).
The Fordham Prep Placement Exam is administered in March after Registration Day and is a version of the High School Placement Exam (HSPT) as well as a math battery designed by the school's Math Department. It covers reading, English grammar, mathematics, reasoning and other academic skills. All registered students, even if they sat for the HSPT during the application process, must take the exam.
In late April/early May, incoming freshmen are notified of their courses for the Fall. After freshman year, each student qualifies for honors and advanced placement courses through his specific academic performance.