Math at the middle school level is carefully crafted to capitalize on each child’s interests and to maximize student learning. Each grade level builds on and extends concept understanding so students approach each new challenge from a firmly established foundation.
Students wishing to be advanced a grade level for math are required to sit a placement test during orientation prior to the start of school. Student demonstration of mastery of course content/skills is valued over prior credits earned. A math placement assessment is required for every student wanting to be advanced a grade level and the results of this assessment will determine student course placement regardless of course completion at a student’s previous school.
“Mathematical ability comes from being taught math so that understanding is emphasized, ideas are explored, alternate methods are encouraged and the purpose for what is being done is always evident.” – M. Burns