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Menlo-Atherton High School 
Math Acceleration
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
  
Current M-A Students
  • Before enrolling in any course, please see your guidance advisor and complete the mandatory Concurrent Enrollment form (s) by the specific deadline.  
  • The Concurrent Enrollment form is available on the guidance resources page of our website mabears.org.      http://www.mabears.org/Guidance/Guidance-Resources/index.html
  • 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.  
  • If completing a course to accelerate, all coursework must be completed and an official, final transcript must be submitted to M-A by August 1st as validation for placement in an advanced math course.  Transcripts should be delivered to the Guidance Office on August 1, 2017.  If this is not possible, then they may be emailed from the issuing institution directly to Silvia Torres Garza, Head Guidance Counselor, at sgarza@seq.org.  It is not recommended for transcripts to be mailed to the school during the month of July as school offices are closed.
  • A student who submits a transcript after August 1st is not guaranteed a change in their fall math placement.
     
Incoming 9th Graders
  • 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 any classes taken during the summer before entering M-A will not appear on your M-A transcript when applying to college.
  • When accelerating, students must successfully complete both semesters of the course.
  • Students must keep records of any summer school classes as colleges may request documentation during the application process.  
  • Students must confirm that any 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.  
  • An official transcript must be submitted to M-A by August 1st as validation for placement in an advanced math course.  Transcripts should be delivered to the Guidance Office on August 1, 2017.  If this is not possible, then they may be emailed from the issuing institution directly to Silvia Torres Garza, Head Guidance Counselor, at sgarza@seq.org.  It is not recommended for transcripts to be mailed to the school during the month of July as school offices are closed.
  • A student who submits a transcript after August 1st is not guaranteed a change in fall placement.

Please see the attachments for full details and information about programs.  
 

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