John Rasky

WJCC Honors Program Coordinator

p: (757) 603-6458

Mr. R. Brigham Lampert
Honors Program Facilitator
Jamestown High School
p: (757) 259-3600
e: richard.lampert@wjccschools.org

Ms. Anne Shaver
Honors Program Facilitator
Lafayette High School
p: (757) 565-0373
e: ann.shaver@wjccschools.org

Ms. Korri Williams
Honors Program Facilitator
Warhill High School
p: (757) 565-4615
e: korri.williams@wjccschools.org

The Honors Program of the Williamsburg-James City County School Division was instituted in the fall of 2003. Highly motivated students are encouraged to earn special recognition for their outstanding efforts. The program invites students to take advantage of the extensive Advanced Placement offerings at the secondary level, and to complete challenging, self-designed community service and Honors projects. Students who successfully complete the expectations of the Honors Program receive an Honors recognition. Participation in the Honors Program advantages students in the increasingly competitive college application process.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Advanced Studies Diploma, candidates for the Honors Seal Recognition must:

  • Complete a minimum of five Advanced Placement (AP) courses, in three different content areas, with a grade of C or better.
  • Take the AP course examinations
  • Complete a four-course sequence in one global language
  • Design and complete a Community Service Project of at least 25 hours (see detailed description) (HPCS/2010/ 1 and 2)
  • Design and complete an in-depth Honors Project (see detailed description)

Participants in the Honors Program submit proposals to and meet with the Division Honors Committee comprised of representatives from each high school and the Central Office. After receiving approval from the committee, students work with the school’s Honors Program Coordinator and with a mentor to successfully fulfill the requirements of the program. Students return to the committee to report on the completed Community Service Project. Honors Projects are presented to a panel of professionals for approval. Students may enter the Honors Program as early as the freshman year. Projects may be completed at any time, but the Community Service Project ideally should be completed by the beginning of the senior year, and the Honors Project must be completed by the end of the third quarter of the senior year.