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Implementing B and C-level courses in departments that do not have them would allow struggling students to learn and absorb more information from school and achieve better grades, without having to stumble their way through semesters.

Lack of lower-level courses perpetuate competitive community, student struggle

Morgan Han-Lemus ’23, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Requirements for Staples courses are constantly being updated; however, correct course leveling is something that Staples has been struggling with for years. The majority of math classes offer down to...

The new requirements are aiming to prepare students for their futures and give local school systems the flexibility to create a wide variety of learning pathways. The changes to the Staples requirements are pending Board of Ed approval.

New graduation requirements inflate coursework for already stressed students

Claire Redmer ’21 February 18, 2019

As a student at Staples, I am in an environment in which striving to take the most intense classes possible is no rarity. This characteristic of the community has become especially noticeable during the...

A Staples High School senior works to complete hours of homework. Stanford University researchers identified between 90 and 150 minutes as the “optimal” amount of homework in 2014.

Homework volume does not correlate with rigor

Sophie Driscoll ’19 January 16, 2019

At higher levels of certain courses, difficulty of content increases slightly but volume of homework increases dramatically. However, homework quantity does not correlate with academic rigor. Of course,...

U.S. Honors students partake in National History Day

U.S. Honors students partake in National History Day

Jenny Lupoff, Staff Writer March 13, 2015

Since the beginning of second semester, students in the U.S. History honors classes have been collaborating with their groupmates for the National History Day Contest, which will be held at the regional...

Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Editor March 10, 2015

Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B...

Administration debates class leveling system

Andrea Frost, Breaking News Managing Editor March 9, 2015

Core classes at Staples High School are offered at various levels to appeal to the learning needs of all students. However, while physics has five different class levels — honors, A, B, AP physics B...

A or AP?: U.S. History Honors in Danger of Elimination

May 27, 2011

U.S. History Honors, a course originally created nine years ago by a Board of Education (BOE) directive to create more honors-level courses at Staples, is on the verge of extinction. “I think in general,...

Playing Catch-Up

November 15, 2010

It is 7:30 a.m. on the first day of school in 2008, and the bell has just rung. Hannah Bjornson ’11 takes a seat in her Biology Honors class and waits for class to begin. As a new sophomore to Staples...

High Honors Dinner 2010

June 9, 2010

Stevie Klein News Editor On Jun. 8, 2010 Staples' High Honors Dinner was held outside the auditorium to honor seniors who are at the top of their class. 

Photo by Devin Skolnick 11

May 28, 2010 | A Cultural Experience

May 28, 2010

9:17 a.m. Curtis Chen '11 and Amanda Googe '11 enjoy their Columbian cuisine in Norwalk, CT, prior to their Spanish 4 Honors field trip to New York City. Photo by Devin Skolnick '11

Fluency and Truancy; Do our Students Care about World Language?

April 15, 2010

Melanie Mignucci '12 Video Editor Sebastian Salgado ’12 enters his Spanish 3 Honors classroom with nonchalance, backpack slung over one shoulder, and bunkers down in his seat on the far left– front...

FROM SKETCHES TO SHOWCASES: Student  artist Gabe Schindler ’11, whose two favorite works are shown above, hopes to continue his study of art in the future.

Inside the Honors Studio: Gabe Schindler Details His Experiences with Paints, Pencils

January 29, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E Editor With the help of Bob Marley, Gabe Schindler ’11 turns to the art studio daily to cope with the stress and pressures of high school. After a full day of classes,...

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