Accelerated Mathematics in District 118
Fourth & Fifth Grades
District 118 uses placement matrices for grades 4-8 to provide multiple data points for math placement for students demonstrating advanced skills. We offer an accelerated math group at grades 4 and 5, using the regular grade-level text presented at a more rigorous pace with opportunities for a deeper application of skills, extended projects, and an introduction to selected above grade level concepts.
Sixth Grade / Middle School
Students in the 6th grade are placed in either a traditional or accelerated pathway based on national and local testing data, as well as 5th grade classroom grades. Students are placed in classes which they can be most successful. Both pathways provide the opportunity for students to take honors level math courses in high school. The graphic below provides general information on each pathway.