"Students entering the Center Program are required to have completed freshmen algebra. Occasionally students admitted to the Center have also completed a sophomore level course in geometry or even higher level. If the student has already been advanced beyond freshmen algebra, the Center will strive to accommodate this student. Our Center grade level mathematics program has, as its goals, integration with science and technology grade level courses. In addition, our mathematics curriculum has been created so that each course goes beyond the traditional high school content and integrates discrete mathematics topics. These differences from the regular high school mathematics program and the advantage to students to interact with other highly capable students, like themselves, are reasons to keep all students participating in the full grade level program designed for them." ( Student Handbook, pg. 6, emphasis added)I, _______________________, want to take the math course designed for students in a higher grade level. I am a (circle one, strike rest) freshman, sophomore, junior, senior wishing to take (circle one, strike rest) Algebra II, AP Statistics, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC this year. I recognize this as a privilege to be earned through continued diligence on my part. As a benefit, I may be able to complete the Center requirement of AP Calculus AB before my senior year and thus have the opportunity to pursue AP Calculus BC or other college level courses.
We the parents, math faculty, and Center director of ________________________ (student name) hereby agree that careful consideration has been given to this placement. This placement decision has not been made lightly and we believe this student has the aptitude, support, and level of responsibility to complete such a course of study.
It must be noted that such students often study more independently than either their grade level peers or their peers in the same course, due to limitations on faculty resources. Nonetheless, the faculty will strive to accommodate this student. Since such accelerated students often study in the same classroom as their grade level peers, a higher level of etiquette is required. This student agrees to abide by the rules and expectations of the course to which they are assigned. Accelerated students will be assigned equivalent but not necessarily identical homework, quizzes, and tests as if they were a part of the normally scheduled class. It is expected that they remain current with the homework and test schedules. The students and parents understand that this acceleration may require additional study time. Their level of extracurricular activities may need to be monitored accordingly.
I have read the above contract and agree to the expectations contained therein.