Math Acceleration

Menlo-Atherton High School 
Math Acceleration
Incoming 9th Graders
Sequoia Union High School District Policy:
While the Sequoia Union High School District will accept the acceleration of students through a WASC accredited, UC approved online or summer program, not all summer or online courses are of similar quality. Sequoia Union High School District students who take Geometry or Algebra during the school year receive 139 hours of classroom instruction and do an average of 30 minutes of homework for each hour of instruction, for a total of 208.5 hours. Because some online and summer courses offer much less instructional time and lack the advantage of a classroom instructor who is able to re-teach and offer individual support in the moment, students participating in abbreviated programs will be at a disadvantage when proceeding through a four-year high school math pathway.

The M-A Math department supports the SUHSD acceleration policy.  We strongly discourage students from trying to accelerate levels over the summer.  School-year classroom instruction helps to promote the foundations of successful mathematical practices and skills.

Guidelines for Off Campus Options for Remediation and Acceleration:
M-A does not offer math acceleration courses for incoming 9th graders.  
Students do not receive high school credit for courses taken before the fall of 9th grade.  Therefore it will not appear on your your M-A transcript when applying to college.  

An official transcript must be submitted to M-A by August 1st as validation for placement in an advanced math course.

A student who submits a transcript after August 1st is not guaranteed a change in fall placement.

Student must confirm the school or acceleration program is approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Programs that are not WASC approved will not be accepted.