The goal of the Mathematics Department is to provide a complete, in-depth program of studies that best meets the needs of the individual student. Three levels accomplish this goal:
Standard math courses are intended for students who desire to attend a two-year technical college or a four-year college in a non-math related field. Eighth graders that have successfully completed 8th grade math but who are not ready for Algebra as ninth graders may be recommended to take Pre-Algebra or Algebra A by their eighth grade math teacher. Students that have completed Algebra A and Algebra B will have covered the concepts in Algebra 1 course.
Enriched math courses are intended for students who plan to attend a college or university. Eighth graders that have successfully completed 8th grade math or struggled with Grade 8 Algebra are advised to elect Algebra 1A ENR & Algebra 1B ENR as ninth graders. Eighth graders that have completed Algebra 1A ENR may be recommended to take Algebra 1B ACC ENR and Geometry ENR as ninth graders. Final course and level placement is determined by the eighth grade math teacher.
Honors math courses are intended for students who plan to attend a college or university and desire to take Advanced Placement Statistics or Advanced Placement Calculus as high school seniors. Eighth graders that have completed Grade 8 Algebra 1A ENR with an A and have a teacher recommendation are advised to elect Algebra 1 HNR & Geometry HNR as ninth graders.
NOTE: Although the competencies may be the same for all levels, the manner in which you are assessed and demonstrate knowledge will be differentiated. Students who elect to take this course at higher levels should expect greater rigor, increased pacing and more independent learning experiences. Students will be expected to demonstrate greater depth of understanding and the ability to communicate course content effectively.