LOTE honors-level courses

Course criteria & guidance

Honors-level courses must demonstrate distinctive features that set them apart from non-honors high school courses in the same discipline; therefore, prior to receiving designation as an honors course, all other revisions requested in other portions of the “e” subject area course submission must be completed, and attention must be given to describing the use and integration of authentic literature as well as the presentation and practice of advanced literacy and communicative skills.

An honors-level course must be designed as an advanced language course (i.e., language level 3 or 4+), regardless of who is permitted to enroll in the course. This means that the reading and writing load, as well as the critical thinking skills and/or literacy skills developed through engagement with the curriculum, are commensurate with expectations for advanced high school language courses.

UC honors-level language other than English courses must also meet the general “a-g” honors-level course criteria.