The students of Hamilton Southeastern High School are supported by a
comprehensive college preparatory curriculum. We believe that regardless of the
post secondary choice of our students, all graduates of Hamilton Southeastern
should be prepared for the academic rigor of college coursework. With this as
our benchmark we believe we are preparing our students for success.
Hamilton Southeastern High School is a member of the prestigious North Central
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA). The purpose of NCA is the
development and maintenance of high standards of excellence for universities,
colleges, and schools, the continued improvement of the educational program and
the effectiveness of instruction on school and college levels.
Hamilton Southeastern High School is a member of The College Board. The College
Board is the governing organization of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). In addition, The College Board
oversees Advance Placement courses nationally. Our membership on The College
Board signals our commitment to excellence in education and affords us the
opportunity to receive advanced information regarding changes in upcoming
SAT/PSAT test administrations. Hamilton Southeastern was a pilot site for the
revised SAT test in 2002.
The disciplines of Mathematics, Science, English and World Languages offer courses at the Honors level. These courses are advanced in course material, pace, and rigor. We encourage all college bound students to enroll in at least one Honors course during high school. Students in these courses will receive additional grade point average (GPA) weighting for grades in Honors courses.
Recommendations and prerequisites for Honors courses are published in our Course Description Guide. However, if a student does not meet the course recommendation, students may enroll in the course. In these cases, the student, parent, counselor, and department chairperson will meet to outline enrollment procedures. Students wishing to challenge themselves academically will not be denied that opportunity.