Information specifically about classes offered to freshmen is available below:

**Foundation of Algebra**

*(level 2)*

This class (previously titled "Algebra 1, part 1") covers approximately the first half of the Algebra 1 curriculum. Foundation of Algebra and Intermediated Algebra (taken during sophomore year) completes the Algebra 1 curriculum over the course of two years.

Who should take this class? Students who completed Key Concepts Grade 8

**Algebra 1 ** *(level 3)*

Prerequisite: Grade of A- or better in grade 8 Key Concepts Grade 8 AND the recommendation of teacher; or successful completion of Grade 8 Math

Who should take this class? Students who completed Math 8 in the eighth grade; or, students who struggled in Algebra 1 Honors as 8th graders with a year-end average less than 70%

**Algebra 1 Honors *** (level 4)*

Prerequisite: Grade of A- or better in Math 8

Who should take this class? Students who excelled in Math 8. These students should be able to build upon the Math 8 concepts with minimal review.

Geometry *(level 3)*

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in grade 8 Algebra 1 Honors AND recommendation of teacher

Who should take this class? Students who struggled in Algebra 1 Honors as 8th graders with a year-end average in the C-range. These students should be able to build upon the Algebra concepts if provided a review.

**Geometry Honors *** (level 4)*

Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in grade 8 Algebra 1 Honors AND recommendation of teacher

Who should take this class? Students who completed Algebra 1 as eighth graders and who felt comfortable in the class. These students should be able to build upon the Algebra 1 concepts with minimal review.

**Geometry Accelerated ***(level 5)*

Prerequisite: Grade of A or better in grade 8 Algebra 1 Honors AND recommendation of teacher

Who should take this class? Students who excelled in Algebra 1 as eighth graders. These students should be able to build upon the Algebra 1 concepts with no review. Students should also be able to learn in a student-centered classroom with minimal direct instruction provided by the teacher.