The Honors Program at Brimmer is designed to offer students an intellectual extension to the required class work with additional focus on creative problem-solving, independent thinking, extended research skills, and application of learned content and skills. By definition, the teachers offering this program will not offer one-on-one instructional support and will expect students not to engage a tutor to complete the work assigned.
Each teacher participating in the Honors Program requires quarterly projects and additional material for the students to learn. Some of this material might be designed to complete work needed for the SAT II subject exams. The School recommends that students who desire an additional academic challenge focus on an area of strength or interest when pursuing the Honors Program. Few students will be able to balance the work of more than three honors courses at one time. Students should recognize that each course is an additional commitment of time with a considerable level of independent learning required.