The Michigan Merit Curriculum high school graduation requirements mandate all students successfully complete four credits in mathematics. In the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, the opportunity exists for students to take high school math courses while enrolled in middle school. To qualify for the first course in the sequence, Advanced Algebra 1, students must attain a specific standard of achievement on several tests administered while students are enrolled in Connected Math 7, whether the student is in 6th or 7th grade. The tests are administered to all students in Connected Math 7and no special application is required. Students not meeting eligibility requirements will continue their progression to Connected Math 8.
Connected Math 7 students can qualify to enroll in the middle school Advanced Algebra 1 class based on the three tests below. These are worth a total of 9 points, and students with 7 points or above will be recommended for Advanced Algebra 1. (Note: For students to take AP Calculus in grade 12, they must begin the Algebra sequence in middle school.)
Date to be administered: | |
High School Diagnostic Placement Test: |
January 15, 2015 |
7th Grade Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test: Standardized, external, tests ability to learn new material without teacher instruction (*NO CALCULATORS) |
March 4 and 5, 2015 |
7th Grade Cumulative Assessment: Internal, based on instruction (*CALCULATORS OK ) |
May 14, 2015 |
The Michigan High School Graduation requirements for math include the following:
Students are placed in their grade 9 mathematics course based on the grade earned in their mathematics course in grade 8.
Grade | From Connected Mathematics 8 to: | From Advanced Algebra 1 to: | From Honors Geometry to: |
A | Advanced Algebra 1 | Honors Geometry | Honors Algebra 2 w/ Trig |
B | Algebra 1 | Honors Geometry | Honors Algebra 2 w/ Trig |
C | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Algebra 2 w/ Trig |
D | Algebra 1 & Algebra 1 Support | Adv. Algebra 1 or Geometry | Algebra 2 w/ Trig |
E | Pre-Algebra | Algebra 1 | Geometry |
Instead of the traditional sequence above, after successfully completing Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, students may choose from the following applied mathematics courses as their fourth credit.
Accounting I Advanced Automotive Technology Advanced Marketing AP Computer Science Architectural and Computer Aided Design Auto Mechanics I Auto Service & Maintenance Automation & Robotics Collision Repair Electronics I, II Engineering CAD 1, 2, 3 |
Finance and Investment Honors Financial and Managerial Accounting Hospitality and Culinary Arts: Exploration Hospitality and Culinary Arts: Restaurant Operation Intro to Auto Paint Intro to Computer Programming Logic & Reasoning Marketing Marketing Management Microsoft Excel Real Estate Essentials |
For more information about the math courses offered at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park go to: http://pcep.pccs.k12.mi.us/node/745
If you have questions about Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Science please call
Anthony Ruela, Regional Director with K-12 Mathematics Oversight at Anthony.Ruela@pccsk12.com