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Secondary Math Community Forum:

posted Jan 30, 2015, 10:00 AM by Lori Cowan-Lane

For the 2015-16 school year, the Sherwood School District will be adding an additional track of math to its 6-12 course progression.  Currently, most students take one year of Algebra in the 8th grade and move to Geometry in high school.  About 35% of students end up repeating Algebra in high school.  To address this issue and ensure a deeper understanding of Algebra for all students, the district will alter the math progression in middle school and most students will now take Algebra as freshmen in high school.  Advanced tracks will be available that will allow many students to take Algebra or Geometry as 8th graders.  Ultimately, this change is allowing students to progress at a pace that meets their individual needs.    

During this transition, a one year plan is in place to accommodate our 7th and 8th grade students currently taking Algebra.  Please attend our Community Forum on February 24th at 6:30 PM in Laurel Ridge Commons to learn about this exciting change and what it means for your students.