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Mathematics

The goal of the Mathematics Department is to provide a complete, in-depth program of studies that best meets the needs of the individual student.

Three programs accomplish this goal:
1) Standard
2) Enriched
3) Honors

Note: Students planning to take Calculus in college are urged to elect Trigonometry ENR or Honors and Advanced Math ENR or Honors. Refer to the Math Flow Chart to see course sequences found in the complete list of SHS Courses with Descriptions .

Standard math courses are intended for students who desire to attend a two-year technical college or a four-year college in a non-math related field. Eighth graders that have successfully completed 8th grade math or struggled with Algebra 1A ENR and with a RIT score of 215 - 230 are advised to elect Algebra 1A ENR & Algebra 1B ENR as ninth graders. Students may elect Trigonometry, or Trigonometry ENR, after the successful completion of Algebra 2. Students with a RIT score below 215 that are not ready for Algebra 1A ENR as ninth graders may be recommended to take Math A and Math B by their eighth grade math teacher. Math A, Math B and Math C are the equivalent of Algebra 1A ENR and Algebra 1B ENR, but at a slower pace. Algebra 2 is accepted by UNH as meeting their minimum math requirement for acceptance.

Enriched math courses are intended for students who plan to attend a college or university. Eighth graders that have successfully completed Algebra 1A ENR and with a RIT score of 230 - 240 are advised to elect Algebra 1B ACC-ENR & Geometry ENR as ninth graders. Successful completion of Running Start Calculus in their senior year results in a NHCTC credit transferable to several colleges throughout the country that include UNH.

Honors math courses are intended for students who plan to attend a college or university and desire to take Advanced Placement Statistics as high school sophomores and/or Advanced Placement Calculus as high school seniors. Eighth graders that have completed Algebra 1A ENR with an average of 95 and with a RIT score above 240 are advised to elect Algebra 1 H & Geometry H as ninth graders. Students enrolled in both Honors Trigonometry and Honors Advanced Math are invited to join Mu Alpha Theta (national high school and junior college mathematics club).


Complete List of SHS Courses with Descriptions