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Course Acceleration

  • With Course Acceleration, students may advance a year or more in the study of a particular subject.

    For each school, the options for Course Acceleration are listed below:

    Council Rock Primary School

    • n/a

    French Road Elementary School

    Philosophy for mathematics instruction at Brighton Central School District:

    • Mathematics can and must be learned by all students. Mathematics education requires high expectations and strong support for all students to be successful and meet their full potential. 
    • A mathematics curriculum should be coherent and well-articulated across the grades. The curriculum should guide students to increasing levels of sophistication and depth of knowledge. 
    • A mathematics curriculum should support the development of thinking and reasoning skills while focused on important mathematical ideas. 
    • The mathematics curriculum should support the communication of ideas through reading, writing, and discussion. 
    • Students must learn mathematics with conceptual understanding to enable them to solve the new kinds of problems the rapidly changing world presents. 
    • Assessment should be an ongoing classroom activity that supports the learning of mathematics and informs instruction. 
    • Technology should be used in mathematics education as a teaching tool to enhance student learning, but not as a replacement for basic understanding and computational fluency.

    SELECTION CRITERIA FOR ACCELERATION IN MATH at FRES

    Grade

    %ile Score on Spring MAP Test

    Math League Score

    NYS Test in Math

    Classroom performance

    Grade 2 to Grade 3 Accelerated Math

    92 %ile

    18 or higher

     

    Classroom performance that supports participation in the program

    Grade 3 to Grade 4 Accelerated Math

    92 %ile

    18 or higher

    NYS exam in the high Level 3 or Level 4 range (when available)

    Classroom performance that supports participation in the program

    Grade 4 to Grade 5 Accelerated Math

    92 %ile

    20 or above

    NYS exam in the high Level 3 or Level 4 range (when available)

    Classroom performance that supports participation in the program 

    Contact Person: Stefana Monachino

    Twelve Corners Middle School

    Accelerated Math

    • Students who are accelerated are expected to maintain at least an 85% (Level 3) test/quiz average each marking period.  If at the end of a marking period a student has a test/quiz average below 85% (Level 3), parents are notified, and student progress is closely monitored for improvement.  If the student is not able to meet the 85% (Level 3) test/quiz average at the end of the next marking period, the student will be placed in a more appropriate mathematics class.
    • Accelerated Math: 6ES, 7ES, Algebra 1ES, Geometry ES

    Entrance Criteria

    Single Acceleration

    • Math League (if taken) of 20 or above
    • MAP score in the 92nd percentile or above
    • NYS exam in the high Level 3 range or the Level 4 range
    • Classroom performance that supports inclusion in the ES Math Program (upper A range)

    Double Acceleration

    • Math League (if taken) of 25 or above
    • MAP score in the 95th percentile or above
    • NYS exam in the upper Level 4 range
    • Classroom performance that supports inclusion in the ES Math Program (upper A range)

    Exit Criteria: Test average below 85% if 1 year accelerated
    Contact Persons: Jennifer Kruger

    Science: Advanced Chemistry, Regents Earth Science

    Entrance Criteria: Teacher recommendation based on scores and effort
    Exit Criteria: Test average below 85%
    Contact Person: Vince Mancuso

     

    Brighton High School

    Accelerated Math: Geometry ES, Algebra II ES, Pre-Calculus ES

    Entrance Criteria: Completion of Algebra 1 ES in eighth grade
    Exit Criteria: Student choice or lack of success
    Contact Person: Tracy Pearce, Andrea Doyle

    Advanced Placement Courses (AP): Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature, French, German, Spanish, Statistics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Physics B, Physics C, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, European History, Government & Politics, Music Theory, Art History, Studio Art

    Entrance Criteria: Student interest, teacher recommendation
    Exit Criteria: Course completion
    Contact Person: Counselor or department coordinator

    SUPA/Syracuse University Courses: Probability and Statistics I & II, Calculus, Economics 

    Entrance Criteria: Student interest, teacher recommendation
    Exit Criteria: Course completion
    Contact Person: Tracy Pearce (Statistics, Calculus), Eric Morris (Economics), Counselor

    MCC Credit for College Accounting and Entrepreneurship

            Contact Person:  Mike Blake