James Monroe High School
Mathematics Course Descriptions
Middle School: The Mathematics courses for students in grades 7 and 8 at James Monroe High School are Math 7 and Math 8. Each of these foundational courses uses the Common Core Learning Standards to develop students’ problem solving and reasoning skills. These courses provide the fundamentals of mathematics, therefore providing a solid foundation for students to build on once they get to high school. So much of the high school mathematics curriculum is based off the prior knowledge that students acquire in middle school. Without a solid foundation of knowledge, high school mathematics becomes even more challenging for our students.High School: The Mathematics courses for students in grades 9 – 12 at James Monroe High School are Algebra I, Geometry R, Algebra II, Pre-calculus, and AP Statistics. In addition to these traditional math courses, here at James Monroe High School exclusively, we have the privilege of offering a College and Career Ready Math Course. Since mathematics tends to be an area of struggle for students, the hope is that they will be better prepared for any entry-level college math course. By providing a wide range of upper-level math courses, students have choice in how they further their knowledge of mathematics, whether it be exploring real-life data and statistics or prepare themselves for college placement tests. With choice comes opportunity, and with opportunity comes success.