Attention CUSD Students who took Honors Classes during the 2015-16 School Year: Check Your Transcripts! 

If you took any of the following classes as a Freshman during the 2015-16 School Year, check your transcript to ensure that you received the appropriate bump in GPA for the work that you did:

Accelerated Biology

Accelerated World History

IDEA Courses

HMO Courses

SOCSA Courses

ATMS Courses

World Language 5


On March 25, 2015 the CUSD Board of Trustees began a discussion of approving currently named "ACCELERATED" "IDEA" "HMO" "SOCSA" "ATMS" and World Language 5 course work as true "Honors" classes with an accompanying bump in GPA. 

See: March 25, 2015 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #2 "High School Graduation Requirements Board Presentation" 

Board Audio at 1:55:15

Honors Classes Discussion at 2:31:00


May 13, 2015 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #28 Broadening the Course of Study - New Secondary Courses at page 49

Board Audio at 9:56 

This Item was on the Consent Calendar.

Trustee McNicholas pulled Item #28 to Clarify that this would give a grade bump to the following classes.

The Board Board Approved Honors Designations for the following 9th Grade classes.

The Item passed 7-0

Honors English I 

Honors Biology

Honors World History

Honors Algebra II

Honors Algebra II/Trig


July 15, 2015 Board/Superintendent Workshop: "High School Graduation Requirements"

Board Audio is very hard to understand

Bottom Line- Health/CCP messing up CUSD's students ability to complete A-G course requirements.

September 9, 2015 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #22 Broadening the Course of Study- New Secondary Courses at page 347

Oral Communication re: Retro-active Grade boost for Honors Classes Board Audio at 21:10

Agenda Item #22 was Pulled from the Consent Calendar by Trustee Jones and Trustee Hatton-Hodson Board Audio at 5:27:35

Discussion regarding inequity - Freshmen taking accelerated classes so not get a bump in GPA like 10th- 12th grades students.

September 23, 2015 Special Board Meeting Agenda Item #1 Retroactive Recognition of Honors English I, Honors English II and Honors Algebra 2- Trigonometry Courses for Current District Students at page 1

There is no Board Audio and nothing is recorded in the minutes for this meeting.

October 14, 2015 CUSD BOT Meeting Agenda Item #18 Approval of Remaining Honors Course Implementation (No page is referenced)

There is no supporting documentation for this Item in the Board Agenda.

This Item was passed on the Consent Calendar without Board Discussion

The Board Minutes at page 165 stated that the Board approved adding the following Honors courses:

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry 

Honors World History