The goal of the Mathematics Department is to provide a complete, indepth program of studies that best meets the needs of the individual student.
Math Preparedness
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 twoyear technical college or a fouryear college in a nonmath 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 ACCENR & 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).
