Rigor is coursework in high school that prepares you for college. There are four different ways to meet Rigor in the Talent Search program...


The student needs to take at least 2 AP classes, take the AP tests, and pass with a 3 or better with 2 of the tests.

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Regulations according to the grant. Student needs to take:?
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math including Algebra 1
  • 3 years of science, needing at least two of the following:
    • biology, chemistry, physics.
  • 3 years of Social Studies
  • 1 year of foreign language


Student receives an Honors Diploma. This is possible by:
  • Meeting all minimum State Core Requirements
  • Math proficiency of pre-calculus and higher with B or better
  • 2 years of foreign language
Completion of 6 Honors Classes (10-12) with a B or better in the following areas:
  • 2 English/Language Arts
  • 2 Science/Social Studies
  • 2 Honors Electives


Student receives a Regents’ Scholarship. This is possible by:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of progressive Math. The student must complete at least one class beyond Algebra 2
  • 3.5 credits of Social Science
  • 3 credits of lab-based Science courses, specifically one of each: biology, chemistry, & physics
  • 2 years of foreign language