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Advanced Math Information. Parent Information 2011 Dr. Toni Jones Chief Academic Officer (405) 348-6100 x1133. Understanding the Alignment. The Right Choice. It’s Different For Every Child There is No “ Right Path” What does the student love to do?

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advanced math information

Advanced MathInformation

Parent Information 2011

Dr. Toni Jones

Chief Academic Officer

(405) 348-6100 x1133

the right choice
The Right Choice
  • It’s Different For Every Child
  • There is No “ Right Path”
  • What does the student love to do?
  • Can you tell right now?
if students are struggling
If students are struggling….

It is important to think about

4 years of math in HS

**Middle School Math Counts as An Elective

  • Alg1, Geom, Alg 2, PreCalc/College Alg


  • Geom, Alg 2, PreCalc, Calc/College Alg
basic information
Basic Information

****Any student enrolled in Algebra 1 must take the EOI even if taking the course for the 2nd time.

****Students must pass the Algebra 1 EOI to graduate under the new law.

****Algebra 1 is an elective credit in HS and NOT a math credit.

how do you know if they are struggling
How Do You Know if They Are Struggling?
  • Homework should be expected
  • PAP and AP Curriculum is expected to have rigor
  • However, if your child is needing a great deal of tutoring, homework assistance, or is highly stressed then that is a sign that you may want to explore other options.
advanced placement
Advanced Placement
  • PAP Algebra 1 is a HS course on the path to AP Calculus (True College Prep)
  • The U.S. Pass Rate last year was 59.5% of students who took the AP Calculus test passed (this includes public, private, selective schools like OSSM….everybody)

If you are concerned about a ‘B’….

Middle School: Currently, students have the option of counting, or not counting, the grade from DCMS.

**This could change….so stay alert as your children progress. This is evaluated at the end of every school year for the next year.

how algebra 1 grades transfer to hs this does not apply to other courses this is an elective course
How Algebra 1 Grades Transfer To HS….This Does NOT apply to other courses.This is an Elective Course

Option 1: Take the EOI, Course is listed as No Credit but the course is on the transcript because it is required for graduation (not calculated in HS GPA)

Option 2: Take the EOI, Course is listed with a grade of A, B, C, (4.5, 3.5, 2.5) and calculated in the HS GPA. You can’t change your mind after the first day of 9th grade.

thinking about a change now
Thinking about a change now?

Option 1: Student stays in Advanced math in 8th Grade and they must take EOI.

Option 2: Student stays in Advanced Math, must take EOI, takes regular Geometry in High School instead of the Pre-AP Track, then Alg 2, then Pre Calc, then College Algebra instead of Calculus

Option 2: Student moves back a level to gain a refresher, **Must change science course

why is there a prerequisite for science
Why is There a Prerequisite for Science

The Physical Sciences

The advanced track is Physical Science oriented…students can still take PAP Biology as a 9th grader if they are not in Geometry (Advanced Life Science Track)

**8th Grade Uses Algebra 1 Skills for

Intro to Chemistry and Intro to Physics


8th Grade Chem/Phys Alg 1**


9th Grade Biology Geometry

10th Grade PAP Chem Alg 2 (min)

11th Grade AP Chem Pre-Calc (min)

12th Grade AP Physics AP Calc


9th Grade PAP Biology Alg 1

10th Grade Intro Chem/Physics Geometry

11th AP Biology / PAP Chem Alg 2

12th AP Environmental/ AP Chem Pre-Calc

how does taking the grade to hs change a transcript
How Does Taking The Grade To HS Change A Transcript?

4.5 A in 8th Grade Alg 1

3.5 B in 9th Grade PAP Geometry

4.0 GPA

3.5 B in 8th Grade Alg 1

*Didn’t take grade to HS

4.5 A in Geometry

4.5 GPA

**However….Valedictorian changes are taking place

there is no right or wrong path
There is no right or wrong path
  • Key Factors
  • Stress Level
  • Goals – If you know them
  • What they love- if it’s clear
  • Maturity
  • Activity Level - Athletics, student council, cheer…..
  • ACT Impact
act impact
ACT Impact
  • It takes a 24 to be admitted to OU and OSU
  • A student can gain a 24 by reaching Algebra II level in Math.
  • Scholarship Money Starts at a 24….
  • The higher the rigor….the higher the ACT

AP Chem, AP Physics, AP English, AP Calculus

ACT 32