Signal Mountain Middle High School

Admin

Math Advancement Plan

The SMMHS math department is committed to helping your student achieve their highest potential. Our ultimate goal is to place students in courses that both meet their needs and challenge them to grow. Students who are properly placed are more likely to have their interest in math cultivated. To this end, we offer multiple paths and opportunities to advance at different times in a student’s development.
We offer 5 distinct opportunities when a student may advance during their SMMHS math career. By accepting the opportunity to advance, the student is committing to following the path to which they advance.

1. 6th grade advanced math class students take Algebra 1 in 7th grade. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade standards are covered in the 6th grade advanced course. These students are chosen by data points assessed at the beginning of the 6th grade year. These data points include academic performance, teacher observations, and at least two diagnostic assessments.

2. Students in 6th grade math may advance to 7th grade advanced math which covers the 7th and 8th grade standards in one year. The purpose of the course is to enable students to enter Algebra 1 in 8th grade through a guided accelerated curriculum. These students are chosen by data points assessed at the end of the 6th grade year. These data points include academic performance, teacher observations, and at least two diagnostic assessments.

3. 7th grade students may advance to Algebra 1 in 8th grade based on data points taken at the end of 7th grade. These data points include academic performance, teacher observations, and at least two diagnostic assessments. All 7th grade students are given a study guide to help them prepare for these assessments.

4. Students may double up and take Geometry & Algebra 2 during their 9th or 10th grade year. In order to do this, they will have to forgo their arts class for that year. One visual or performing art credit is required for graduation.

5. After Algebra II – Students may take online Precalculus for credit or an abridged Precalculus course (not for credit) with only the content of Precalculus needed for DP Analysis and Approaches HL. The course or content must be completed by August 1st for placement in DP Analysis and Approaches HL. There is not an EOC for this course.

If you have an advancement need not covered here, please let us know.

Math advancement plan progressions.pub




All content © 2020 Hamilton County Schools. All rights reserved. | Privacy Notice | Website by School Messenger