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    Department Chair Jeff McGrath

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    9th Grade Entrance Placement Exam

    Once accepted to Shawsheen, incoming freshmen take an open response style placement exam which assesses their number sense, pre-algebra, and algebra knowledge and skills. The composite score from this exam is used to place these students into a 9th-grade course as seen in the table below. *

    *Remedial courses for students who are required to receive specialized instruction based on the Individualized Education Plan are described in the Support Services Program section. 

    Graduation Requirement

    Three years of mathematics course work are required by the school for graduation.  However, seniors who have not passed the Mathematics MCAS test are required to enroll in the fourth year of mathematics to achieve an MCAS competency determination—which is a state-mandated graduation requirement.   Students who plan to apply for admission to a four-year college or university are strongly encouraged to complete four years of mathematics instruction.

    GRADE LEVEL

    COURSE OFFERINGS

    Grade 9

    Honors

    Geometry

    COLLEGE PREP

    ALGEBRA I LEVEL 1

    COLLEGE PREP ALGEBRA I LEVEL 2

    COLLEGE PREP ALGEBRA I LEVEL 3

    GRADE 10

    HONORS

    ALGEBRA II

    COLLEGE PREP ADVANCED ALGEBRA 1

    COLLEGE PREP GEOMETRY LEVEL 1

    COLLEGE PREP GEOMETRY LEVEL 2

    COLLEGE PREP GEOMETRY LEVEL 3

    GRADE 11

    HONORS

    PRE-CALCULUS

    COLLEGE PREP

    ALGEBRA II LEVEL 1

    COLLEGE PREP ALGEBRA II LEVEL 2

    COLLEGE PREP ALGEBRA II LEVEL 3

    GRADE 12

    HONORS CALCULUS

    CP STATISTICS

    CP PRE-CALCULUS

    CP INTRO TO STATISTICS AND TRIGONOMETRY

    HONORS PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS**

               

     

    **Honors Probability and Statistics is a dual-enrollment course that allows students to earn college level credit through Middlesex Community College. Students must qualify for this course based on Middlesex college requirements.