Integrated Algebra: Accelerated Math Program for Grade 8

St.Thomas the Apostle School offers Math 9: Integrated Algebra. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30-8AM before our regular school hours and taught by Mr. Milteer. Students will participate in Math 8 during the school day.

The guidelines for eligibility for participation in the Math 9 class is as follows:

1. Students' work in mathematics, as demonstrated in the classroom and indicated on the report card, is consistently excellent.

2. Teachers review the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills for grades 5, 6 and 7. Students should achieve in the 90% percentile or above on the ITBS in mathematics. Students' reading comprehension ability is also considered as well as CogAT scores from grade 7.

3. Students demonstrate academic excellence, a positive attitude toward learning, good study habits, aptitude for mathematics,high motivation,good behavior and attendance.

4. Teacher recommendation is considered in determining which students are included in accelerated math program.
5. Integrated Algebra is taught according to the sane requirements as a high school program.

6. The accelerated math course is taught in accordance to the NYS Core Curriculum 87-100.

7.Students in an accelerated math program take the grade 8 math assessments and the Math 9 Regents.