**I don't understand the difference between Algebra 1 and Algebra 1A. How can I be sure my student is in the correct class?**

Algebra 1 is a one-year course with a Regents Examination in June. Algebra 1A is the first year of a 2-year course with the Regents exam given in June of the second year. Students are placed into a class based on three things:

1. Grade on the New York State 8th Grade Mathematics assessment

2. Final grade in 8th grade Mathematics

3. 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher Recommendation

If you feel your student is misplaced, you should contact your student's guidance counselor immediately.

1. Grade on the New York State 8th Grade Mathematics assessment

2. Final grade in 8th grade Mathematics

3. 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher Recommendation

If you feel your student is misplaced, you should contact your student's guidance counselor immediately.

**What does my student need to do to pass his/her Mathematics class?**

All full-year course grades consist of 5 parts (four quarter grades and a final exam). Half-year courses consist of 3 parts (two quarter grades and the final exam). A student must obtain a 65 average to pass the course and move onto the next course. Some of our college courses have some additional requirements. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, feel free to contact your student's teacher or guidance counselor.

**How many Mathematics credits does my student need to graduate?**

All students are required to have three (3) credits of Mathematics to graduate HS with at least a local diploma. They must pass the Integrated Algebra class and Regents Exam.

**My student wants to graduate with an Advanced Regents diploma. What Mathematics courses must be completed for this to occur?**

The student must complete the Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2/Trigonometry courses and pass the Regents Exam in each course.

**What about an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors?**

A student must complete the same requirements as the Regents diploma, but must receive scores of 85 or better on each Regents Exam

**What is Math AIS?**

Math AIS (Academic Intervention Services) is a non-credit bearing course that is designed for students who have struggled on New York State Assessments. Students are placed into Math AIS based on their performances on the 8th grade state tests. The course meets every other day with the intention of supplementing material that comes out of the classroom. Students cannot be placed into AIS by parent request. AIS has limited enrollment, and there is not enough room to accommodate every request. If your student needs extra help, he/she should see his/her Mathematics teacher.

**Can I request that my student have a certain teacher for a class?**

From a teacher's perspective, we never know what we are teaching the following school year. Teaching assignments and schedules change every year based on the needs of our students throughout the school, and can actually (although very rarely) change during the school year. With the fact that over 1200 students have to be serviced, it is impossible for a teacher to request to have any specific class period or level, much less a specific student.

**My student is not sure what class to take for next year or what a particular class is all about. How can he/she find out this information?**

If there is a question about placement, your student should ask his/her current Mathematics teacher about it. With the addition of "Arena Scheduling" to the high school scheduling process, it is now easier than ever to assure that your student is in the correct placement. If there is a question about what a class offers, your student should ask their Mathematics teacher or any Mathematics teacher in the building for more information.