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  • Tumwater School District offers Honors ELA courses beginning in the 8th grade. Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, Honors ELA courses will be open to all students.

    Candidates considering Honors ELA should embrace hard work and critical thinking and thrive in a quick-paced learning environment. They should also love reading, writing, and communicating.  

    Taking Honors ELA at the 8th, 9th, and/or 10th grade levels will help prepare students who want to pursue Advanced Placement (AP) ELA courses in high school. However, Honors ELA is not a prerequisite for AP.

    Please contact Christa Williamson or Jack Arend for more information.

    Interested in 8th Grade Honor's ELA? See Costa and Kallick's Habits of Mind as part of your decision-making process.

    Questions about middle school ELA? See these FAQs. Teachers: Refer frequently to the Guidelines for Working with Gifted Learners.