Secondary Math Pathways
Welcome to the Secondary (6th - 12th grade) Math Pathways webpage. In October, 2023 the Board of Trustees approved new math pathways beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. Information about these changes can be found here.
Board Study Session
On August 15th, a Board of Trustees study session took place on the proposed changes to the secondary mathematics pathways and the community engagement plan that the committee would conduct to raise awareness and seek input before the board is asked to take action on a final recommendation later this fall. The Board of Trustees approved the Math Pathways on October 26th, 2023.
The major changes of the proposed pathways were explained during information/input sessions. These sessions were designed to be two-way so that we gather feedback and input. The team shared information on the proposed math pathways, answered questions, and gathered input which will be considered in any shifts that the committee might make in its final proposal as a consequence. The purpose of these meetings is for the team to share the rationale and proposed pathways, and to also understand feedback and perspective as we move forward.
Principals — All-principals meeting in August.
All Staff — Selected from two meeting options in August.
Counselors — Counselors meetings in August and September.
SCUSD Student Senate — Elected student representative from each high school in September.
Over the course of September, five family town halls were held across the district to inform our community members of the proposed changes and hear their input, feedback, and questions. Watch the video above for more information.
If you do not find the answers you need in the FAQs below, please complete our FAQs Form and leave your contact information so we can help you find the answer you're looking for.
- How were the pathways created?
- What happens if my kid doesn’t do well in the Algebra 1 with Math 8 compacted course?
- How does my kid get into the Algebra 1 with Math 8 compacted course?
- How does my kid get into the Algebra 2 with Precalculus and Trigonometry course?
- Who takes each pathway?
- Can I take Alg. 1 in 9th grade and then take geometry in 10th?
- Can my student take AP Calculus BC without AP Calculus AB?
- How will teachers be supported to teach diverse groups of students?
- What is the implementation timeline?
- If my kid is entering 9th grade this year without any skipping will they have the option to take Algebra 2 with Precalculus and Trigonometry and get to AP Calculus AB?
- Can my student still take outside math courses?
- Does my 5th grader need to take the Math Placement Tests?