At BHS we believe that any student that shows interest and meets these standards should be encouraged to join the honors program. The program is about challenging oneself to go above and beyond the state mandated curriculum. In an honors program, a student is held to a higher standard in both the work he/she completes, and the way that student presents himself or herself. With that in mind, an honors student exhibits traits that all students should aspire to: drive, timeliness, ability to multi-task, and a healthy sense of competition and inspiration to be the best in class. The student should be reading at a high level, be able to comprehend and think critically about texts, understand the verbiage associated with reading and writing, and be willing and eager to participate in a high level Socratic discussion about a myriad of themes and ideas. An honors student is above all mature and able to appropriately handle difficult themes and subject matter.