Course Selection Information for Incoming Freshmen
An overview of suggested four year mathematics sequence can be found by clicking here.

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.