Beaverton School District high school and middle school math teachers have spent the last few years developing a series of math courses, aligned to higher state standards, to ensure students are prepared for higher level high school and college level courses. In order to ensure students have the opportunity to master all math standards in an appropriately progressive manner, we will be adjusting our secondary math courses beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. All learning targets for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II will be organized into a 3-year sequence that more closely aligns with Common Core State Standards and supports this learning progression. Anticipated results will be more students having the opportunity to access college level materials while in high school and accelerated students being better prepared for credit bearing math courses in the first year of college.
Southridge and Westview High Schools (grade 9), Health and Sciences School (grades 8 and 9) and Conestoga Middle School (grade 8) will implement the first course in the sequence in the Fall of 2015. Those teaching the new course in these four schools will be working this spring and summer to align learning targets and design instructional units. A representative from each of the other secondary schools will be a part of this design team as well.
We have two parent informational sessions offered this spring:
• April 23rd, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Conestoga Middle School
• May 5th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Westview High School
Please mark your calendars as we hope you will be able to join us for one of these sessions.