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Course Placement

*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*
Science Biology Biology Honors
Social Studies Global I Global I Honors

 


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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.