Enrichment & Advanced Courses

Enrichment Encore Courses (Grades 6-8)

A listing of these courses may be found on our Academics-Curriculum web page - scroll down for Middle School course listings and standards. Examples of Courses include Lights, Action and Screen Education (Technology), Media Production (Technology), Ethnic Foods (Family Consumer Sciences), Interior Design (Family Consumer Sciences), World Language,Vocal and Instrumental Music and more.

Advanced Math Courses (Grades 6-8)

HPS offers several pathway options to Advanced Math courses. These courses include Advanced Math in grade 6, Algebra I in grades 7 or 8, and Geometry in grade 8. Algebra I and Geometry each count as high school math credits. The student's grade transfers to the high school, along with the credit. However, students may opt to re-take the course in high school for a better grade, if they want to improve their GPA. Families interested in these options should speak to a school counselor or administrator for criteria details.

Advanced English (Grade 8)

Students qualify through their MEAP scores, their grade 7 English Language Arts grades, and teacher and parent recommendations. Families interested in these options should speak to a school counselor or administrator for criteria details.

Additional Education Options for our Parents

The following options are offered through groups supported directly or indirectly by the Michigan Department of Education. Families should understand that although HPS relays this information, we do not endorse any specific organization, conference or program.


Michigan Association for Gifted Children

Formerly Michigan Alliance for Gifted Education. The MAGC provides the resources and the know-how to help parents and educators improve the lives of Michigan’s advanced and accelerated children. We are THE source of information, education, advocacy, and support for this diverse community of learners, and the adults who love them. Our organization is all about gifted children and those who are concerned with them. Whatever you’re seeking, be it an article, a link, a contact name, event information or more, we hope you will find it on our web site. 


Michigan Association for Gifted Children Events

Options and Support for High Ability, Gifted Students

Contact Ann Grahl, MAGC, 616.365.8230  [email protected]
30250 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 

WCAGE (Washtenaw County Association for Gifted Education)

All Livingston County families are encouraged to participate in the WCAGE parent group. WCAGE is dedicated to providing leadership, advocacy and support of differentiated education and services for the purpose of meeting the unique needs of gifted, talented and creative students in public and private schools, colleges and universities, and other settings in Michigan.

Contact WCAGE [email protected]

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