7 - Mathematics Course Placement

  • All students enrolled in Math 6 are assessed in the spring of 6th grade for 7th grade math course placement. The majority of 7th grade students will take Math 7. A very small number of 7th grade students who show proficiency of the Math 7 curriculum show a need for an alternative curriculum.

    All Math 6 students will take a Math 7 End of Course Assessment. Students who show proficiency of the Math 7 curriculum will have the option to be placed in Math 8 as their core math class or be assessed further for possible Algebra 1 placement. Students who wish to be assessed further will take a Math 8 End of Course Assessment. Students who show proficiency of the Math 8 curriculum will have the option to be placed in Algebra 1.

    Students who are placed in Math 7 and passionate about math have the option to choose Math 8 as an elective, taken in conjunction with Math 7. Students who are placed in Math 8 and passionate about math have the option to choose Algebra 1 as an elective, taken in conjunction with Math 8.

    All 7th grade students taking Math 8 or Algebra 1 must maintain a 75% or higher average in order to remain in the course.

    Algebra 1 is a high school level course, typically taken as a freshman. It is an intense course that requires a lot of hard work and perseverance in problem solving. You can view the course curriculum on the High School tab to the left.

    WGSD Mathematics Progression