History of the CBJ Honors Program
The Regents Ready Honors Program began in 2014 with the mission of engaging students in a rigorous and accelerated curriculum. In 2017, it was renamed the Carver Banneker Johnson Honors Program (CBJ Honors) to utilize the mathematical and scientific accomplishments by minorities in this country as a reminder of the genius and potential that lies in the scholars of Van Siclen Community Middle School.
Starting off by just taking the Living Environment regents, now the CBJ scholars take the Living Environment and the Integrated Algebra, as well as engage in an accelerated ELA and Social Studies curriculum. The program now offers intergrade interactions and mentoring experiences for the development of leadership opportunities.
Qualified candidates must be at least a level 3 in both Mathematics and ELA as measured on the New York State Assessments, and have at least an 80 average to be considered for the CBJ Honors Program.