Five Year Mathematics Program in Four Years
Students who have an interest and propensity in mathematics may choose to take five years of mathematics courses within the four years of high school.
This may be achieved via three different options:
- Freshman Year: Students may enroll in both Advanced Algebra I and Advanced Geometry.
- Summer between 9th & 10th Grade: Students may enroll in an approved summer school program to take Geometry for credit.
- Sophomore Year: Students may enroll in both Advanced Geometry and Advanced Algebra II with Trigonometry.
A student can request to double up in math. The student should understand that this is not a requirement, but an option for students who have an interest and propensity in mathematics. Below are the conditions of choosing either of the doubling up options:
All options require the approval of the Math Supervisor. Please contact Jennifer Ali, Math Supervisor, to inquire about approval.
- If the student is in 8th grade, he/she must earn a final course of a 90 or above in Advanced Algebra 8.
- If the student is in 9th grade, he/she must earn a final course grade of an 88 or above in Advanced Algebra I.
- While taking two math classes, the student will be removed from the second math course if his/her grade drops below an 82 for either course. This withdrawal from the second math class will not be visible on his/her transcript if the course is dropped by the end of Marking Period 1, but will appear as a WP or WF (withdraw pass or withdraw fail) if the course is dropped after the marking period ends.
- Click here to view the form/contract which a student and his/her parent must sign when requesting to double up in math.
Below is a chart of typical paths from 7th grade through 12th grade. The options to the far right are the doubling up options reference above.