May 2020

Secondary Math Updates

MS Accelerated Math: Important Update

Students who were selected to test into the MS Accelerated Math program were not able to test due to the extended school closure. Instead, we came up with an alternate method to select students to accelerate from the list of pre-identified students.

Those students who did not meet the new requirements might still be able to test in the fall. This all depends on if we are able to open schools or not.

We are offering those students a summer school opportunity to help them prepare for testing. This program is only available to those students who were about to test before schools were closed. Students who were selected based on other criteria will not have to test.

For more information, please visit

The website above can be accessed by students and parents. They can also enroll in the summer program at that link.

Textbook Adoption and PD

We are still negotiating with vendors in order to complete the textbook adoption process. We hope to be able to go to the Board for final approval by late June. At that time, we will be able to announce the chosen vendor(s).

Our plan is to have online access available to teachers as soon as possible. We will be ordering teacher editions along with the student textbooks, but it will take some time for materials to arrive at the warehouse and be bar-coded.

We are already planning PD for the summer while we work through the negotiations with the vendors. Principals should have received an email with dates and times of upcoming PD.

All math teachers are welcome to attend the virtual PD sessions. Stipends will be awarded. Please stay tuned for more details coming soon including dates and how to sign up for PD.

New Curriculum Documents

We are currently working hard to write all new curriculum documents for the following courses:

  • Math 6
  • Math 7
  • Math 8
  • Compact Math 7-8
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 1 Part 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Precalculus

Geometry documents will be created in time for second semester blocked courses.

Click the thumbnail at right for an image of our new Year-at-a-Glance that will be created for each course. For ease of use, all information will be contained in one document per course.

Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Part 1?

Click below for information on scheduling students into Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Part 1 programs.

Selecting High School Courses


Students can continue to work in their ALEKS accounts over the summer. In fact, teachers may wish to move students onto the next level course for students who are close to finishing their current course.

Please note: our ALEKS subscriptions are 12 months in length. We cannot guarantee that students can continue working through September 15 (the deadline for completing fourth-quarter assignments). Plan on a cut-off date around August 15.

We are not sure at this time if we will be purchasing ALEKS for next year as that is part of the textbook negotiations process. Stay tuned for more info.

Old Textbooks

Each school's book person will be sending old textbooks to the warehouse for sale/recycling. Instructions should have been received from the warehouse on how to return books. The titles that can be returned are:

  • Middle School Course 1, 2, 3 (Math 6, 7, and 8)
  • Integrated Math I and III (hold onto Math II for one more year)
  • Integrated Math IV (Precalculus)
  • AQR

High schools should keep Integrated Math II and Calculus books. We plan to purchase new Calculus books with an AP adoption next year.

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