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Options for Accelerated Math Students J.F. Drake Middle School Debra Beebe, Principal Cynda Fickert, Sarah Armstrong, Bob Cloud, and Yari Davis, Teachers Qualifications for 6th Grade Accelerated Math Students must meet two of the following three criteria: Earn an A average in 5th grade math courses Earn a SAT-10 Total Math score of 89% or greater Earn an SAI score of 120 or greater Schedule comparison 6th Grader taking 6th Grader taking Regular Math Accelerated Math 7th: 7th Grade Math 7th: Pre-Algebra 8th: Pre-Algebra 8th: Algebra 9th: Algebra 9th: Geometry 10th: Geometry 10th: Algebra II 11th: Algebra II 11th: Pre-Calculus 12th: Pre-Calculus 12th: AP Calculus AB Beginning in the 9th grade at Auburn Junior High School, students may “double up” on their math courses if desired. NOTE: All students must take four math courses in grades 9-12 as per Alabama State Department of Education guidelines What is covered in the 6th Grade Accelerated Math curriculum? 6th grade math objectives 7th grade math objectives Very little overlap exists between the two curricula; this course moves at a brisk pace What’s next? All students in 6th Grade Accelerated Math will take the Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test Composition of Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test Research-based assessment designed to predict future success in Algebra 98 total points possible 48 points from grades earned in 3rd nine weeks 50 points from score earned on test Some questions are review Some questions are on new, self-taught material Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test ALL students who successfully complete 6th Grade Accelerated Math are advanced in their mathematics course of study and are automatically placed in Pre-Algebra. Placement in Algebra as a 7th grader is a significant advancement in a student’s education, due to the abstract nature of the course, and requires special circumstances. Qualifications for 7th Grade Algebra I Students must earn a minimum score of 90 on the Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test Students must meet two of the following three criteria: Earn As and Bs in 6th Grade Accelerated Math. Earn a SAT-10 Total Math score of at least 89%. Earn a SAI score of at least 120. FYI Each year, Auburn City Schools (ACS) submits a letter to the Board of Education outlining its desire to meet the needs of its most mathematically gifted students by offering Algebra in the 7th grade Pending board approval, ACS requests permission annually from the SDE to teach Algebra I to 7th graders More schedules… 6th Grade 6th Grade 6th Grade Accelerated Math Accelerated Math Accelerated Math 7th: Pre-Algebra 7th: Pre-Algebra 7th: Algebra 8th: Algebra I 8th: Algebra I 8th: Geometry 9th: Geometry 9th: Geometry, 9th: Algebra II Algebra II 10th: Algebra II 10th: Precalculus 10th: Precalculus 11th: Precalculus 11th 11th AP Calculus AB AP Calculus AB 12th 12th 12th AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Calculus BC Some Math Courses offered at AHS Algebra II with Trigonometry Algebra III with Statistics Precalculus Calculus IB Math Methods IB Math Higher Level AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics Questions? Teachers – Mrs. Armstrong, Ms. Fickert, Mr. Cloud, Mrs. Davis Counselors – Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Rainer Principal or Assistant Principals Director of Secondary Curriculum – Mrs. Anderson (887.2100 or email: email@example.com) Thank you for coming!
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