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Fall 2021 Class Registration

Hello Lancers!

It is time to register for Enrichment Courses (electives) and Honors Courses for Fall 2021!

Please use the appropriate form below to select your choices for electives for next year. Once you have completed the form, email it back to our registrar, Shyla Butler.

 

Current 5th Graders (Class of 2028)

Elective Registration closes on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:59pm. Contact the grade level Counselor, Cathy Sheridan for help completing the elective choice process

Current 6th Graders Class of 2027

Elective Registration is NOW open in Skyward. Students and Families have until April 12th, 2021 at 11:59pm to complete the process within skyward.

If you need help retrieving skyward credentials please contact the McKnight office at 425-204-3600 or email Shyla Butler for assistance.

Optional:

Self-Selecting Honors Courses (see explanation below)

Current 7th Graders Class of 2026

Elective Registration is NOW open in Skyward. Students and Families have until April 12th, 2021 at 11:59pm to complete the process within skyward.

If you need help retrieving skyward credentials please contact the McKnight office at 425-204-3600 or email Shyla Butler for assistance.

Optional:

Self-Selecting Honors Courses (see explanation below)

Current 8th Graders Class of 2025

Please contact your assigned High School for information regarding 9th grade course registration.

If you are unsure of what high school your student is assigned to attend, contact the McKnight office at 425-204-3600 or email Shyla Butler for assistance.

 

2020-2021 Middle School Honors Courses

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In alignment with Renton’s core value of equity by “removing barriers and pursuing outcomes that enable all students to realize their potential and maximize future opportunities”, we are expanding access to middle school Honors courses in the 2021-2022 school year.

Content Area 2020-2021 Honors courses offered
English Language Arts 6th, 7th and 8th grade
Social Studies 6th, 7th and 8th grade
Mathematics 6th grade
Science 7th and 8th grade

 

When registering students for Honors courses, families should consider their student’s strengths and interests. To help with this decision, please reference the table below.

What might a student experience in an Honors course?

English Language Arts & Social Studies

Math Science
  • Student-driven exploration & research
  • Text difficulty
  • Increased pacing
  • In-depth analysis
  • Partner & group work
  • Discussion & debate
  • Complex vocabulary
  • Primary source exploration
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Thinking about the "why" or concept
  • Symbolic thinking
  • Math connections within & across topics
  • Solving problems in multiple ways
  • Collaborative learning
  • Applying learning to new situations
  • Increased focus on STEM concepts and skills
  • Student choice & voice
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Text difficulty
  • Deeper level of inquiry
  • Greater emphasis on problem-solving
  • Increased pacing
  • Partner & group work
  • Applying learning to new situations

 

Habits for success in honors classes:

  • Perseverance
  • Self-motivated
  • Curiosity
  • Confidence in academic skills
  • Moves through books and topics quickly
  • Open to trying new strategies and procedures
  • Strong interest in content area