Accelerated Mathematics in District 118
First & Second Grade
Our most capable 1st and 2nd grade math students will be identified to participate in a one-period per week flexible enrichment group provided by the ALPS teachers at East and West. Identification will be ongoing, and students may or may not participate throughout the year based on the skills being taught in the classroom at that time.
Third Through Fifth Grades
Use of uniform placement matrices for grades 3-8 will provide multiple data points for math placement for all students. We offer an accelerated math group at grades 3, 4, and 5, using the regular grade-level text presented at a more rigorous pace with opportunities for application of skills and extended projects.
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.