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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 6 th Grade Accelerated Math. Students must meet two of the following three criteria:

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options for accelerated math students

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 6 th grade accelerated math
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 Regular Math

7th: 7th Grade Math

8th: Pre-Algebra

9th: Algebra

10th: Geometry

11th: Algebra II

12th: Pre-Calculus

6th Grader taking Accelerated Math

7th: Pre-Algebra

8th: Algebra

9th: Geometry

10th: Algebra II

11th: Pre-Calculus

12th: AP Calculus AB

Schedule comparison

Beginning in the 9th grade at Auburn Junior High School, students may “double up” on their math courses if desired.

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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 6 th grade accelerated math curriculum
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
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
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
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 7 th grade algebra i
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.
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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
some math courses offered at ahs
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
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: ksanderson@auburnschools.org)