Hello Principals and Counselors…with the adoption of new Math courses by the curriculum committee there will be a new procedure needed for placing high school students into pre-algebra which will be re-named to Algebra Readiness.
The entry base level expectation for math placement in grade 9 is Algebra. Obviously we will have students who have taken Algebra in middle school and those students will move on to Geometry in grade 9. When it is the recommendation of the math instructor in middle school that an exiting grade 8 student is not ready for Algebra a student may be placed in Algebra Readiness (formally Pre-algebra) with the recommendation of the IEP team (for a special education student) or the recommendation of the Intervention Team (for non- special education students). As high schools start building schedules in February it is important to anticipate these new placement procedures.
Middle School Math courses will consist of:
-7th Grade Math
– 8th Grade Math
– Algebra I (high school level) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
High School Math Courses include:
-Algebra I (year-long) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-Geometry (year-long) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-Advanced Algebra (year-long) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-Pre-Calculus (year-long) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-Calculus or Advance Placement Calculus (year-long) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-Personal Finance (semester long course)
-Business Math (semester long course)
-Algebraic Modeling (semester long course) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-Statistics (semester long) —Alaska Performance Scholarship Approved
-***Algebra Readiness (formally Pre-Algebra IEP or I-team placement only)
PLEASE PASS ALONG THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR MATH TEACHERS, INTERVENTION TEAM, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS.