In practical terms, this has meant a wide variety of scenerios have developed over the years. Math teacher Keith Calkins has been fully involved in this process since its inception during the 1994-95 school year. Further details may be provided as needed. To minimize preparation, students are synchronized with Center mathematics students taking the same course (i.e. different grade level) whenever practical. Placement evaluation after the first 9-week marking period is considered ideal at the freshman and possibly sophomore level. Placement must be finalized before semester grades are issued.
Students taking Geometry or Algebra II in eighth grade or via ATYP have been difficult to place at times and some schools have done away with that program due to pressure from their high schools. Our placement procedure takes this information into account. Some accelerate, others follow our normal course sequence. In 1999-00 and 2004-05 we resequenced students by teaching a section of AP Statistics. Summarized below are some of these numbers as of August 2005.
Course: | Geometry | Algebra II | Precalculus | Calculus AB | Calculus BC Fresh. Calculus | Other (AP Statistics) | Total |
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2009 | 30-??? | ? | ?? | 30 | |||
2008 | 21 | 3 | 1 | 25 | |||
2007 | 28 | 28 | |||||
2006 | 15 | 5 | 20 | ||||
2005 | (21) | (4) | (25) | ||||
2004 | (21) | (5) | (1=MP,"1=SB") | (27+"1") | |||
2003 | (19+19) | (38) | |||||
2002 | (14+14) | "1=PB" | (28+"1") | ||||
2001 | (21+21) | (KM)+DB | (43) | ||||
2000 | (16) | (6)+JS | (1=GB) | (23+1) | |||
1999 | (20) | (2)+KH | (22+1) | ||||
1998 | (14) | (6) | (2=GB,CP) | (22+1) | |||
1997 | (19) | (19) | |||||
1996 | (15) | (15) | |||||
1995 | (18) | (18) | |||||
Totals | 30-??? | 21+? | 31+?? | 16 | 5 | 0 | 103(279+5) |