Math Course Information – Incoming Freshmen

View the Mathematical Competency Skills expected for all incoming freshmen.


Students will receive a notice of math placement in their placement letter mailed in early March. This placement is based on the following criteria:

  • Grades and Standardized Test Scores for 6th-8th Grade
  • Placement Test (January 21, 2017)
  • Teacher Course Description and Recommendation

Freshmen are placed in the following courses:

  • Algebra 1 (most students begin with this course)
  • Algebra 1 Readiness (Pre-Algebra with an emphasis on basic skills)
  • Accelerated Algebra 1
  • Algebra 1A (the first half of a two-year Algebra 1 program, followed by Algebra 1B as sophomores)
  • Accelerated Geometry
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Math 2 (An integrated course to bridge incoming students to Algebra 2 in sophomore year)

By Invitation (included in the acceptance letter)

  1. Most students currently studying Algebra 1 or Geometry in the eighth grade will initially be placed in an Algebra 1 or Accelerated Algebra 1 course
  2. Students that may be ready to begin the next course will receive an invitation to the challenge exam in their acceptance letter. These students attempting to test out of Algebra will be tested on both Algebra 1 topics as well as general number skills (see the competency skills for all incoming freshmen below).
  3. Students attempting to test out of Geometry will take an additional test covering Geometry topics.

View the Algebra 1 Competency Skills evaluated on the Algebra Mastery Test.

Math Course Offerings
Students are required to take three year-long (10 credit) courses in mathematics, although four years of math study is strongly encouraged.

Review the Progression of Math Course Offerings