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Course Acceleration

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

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

    Council Rock Primary School

    • n/a

    French Road Elementary School

    Accelerated Mathematics

    Classroom Qualitative Performance Indicators for Accelerated Math:

    The student…

    • demonstrates creative ways of solving math problems (as opposed to rote memorization).
    • enjoys a challenge and shows enthusiasm for mathematics. 
    • organizes data and information to discover mathematical patterns.
    • understands new math concepts and processes more easily than other students. 
    • displays a strong number sense.
    • can move flexibly between strategies (if appropriate and necessary) when solving math problems.  
    • regularly uses a variety of representations to explain math concepts (written explanations, pictorial, graphic, equations, etc.).  
    • completes homework on time. 
    • actively participates in class and can sustain mathematical classroom discussions. 
    • advocates for his/her own learning and seeks extra help if needed.  

    CONSIDERATIONS FOR ACCELERATION IN MATH at FRES

    Grade

    %ile Score on Spring MAP Test

    Math League Score

    NYS Test in Math

    Classroom qualitative 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: Renee P. Widor, Mathematics Instructional Leader

    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 Considerations:

    Classroom Qualitative Performance Indicators for ES Math:

    The student…

    • demonstrates creative ways of solving math problems (as opposed to rote memorization).
    • enjoys a challenge and shows enthusiasm for mathematics. 
    • organizes data and information to discover mathematical patterns.
    • understands new math concepts and processes more easily than other students. 
    • displays a strong number sense.
    • can move flexibly between strategies (if appropriate and necessary) when solving math problems.  
    • regularly uses a variety of representations to explain math concepts (written explanations, pictorial, graphic, equations, etc.).  
    • completes homework on time. 
    • actively participates in class and can sustain mathematical classroom discussions. 
    • advocates for his/her own learning and seeks extra help if needed.  

    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 Perrillo, Mathematics Teacher Leader

    Science: Advanced Chemistry, Regents Earth Science

    Entrance Criteria: Teacher recommendation based on achievement scores and effort
    Exit Criteria: Test average below 85%
    Contact Person: Jen Terwilliger, Science Teacher Leader

     

    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: In consultation with student, parent, teacher, and counselor
    Contact Person: Andrea Doyle, Mathematics Instructional Leader

    Advanced Placement Courses (AP): See specific Advanced Placement Courses offered in the BHS Course Catalog

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

    SUPA/Syracuse University Courses: See specific SUPA Courses offered in the BHS Course Catalog

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

    MCC Credit for College Accounting and Entrepreneurship

            Contact Person:  Mike Blake, Teacher Leader