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Math Curriculum and Pathways

Math Pathways Document for Middle & High School

This document outlines options for students as they progress from middle to high school.


2018-19 CHCCS Math Placement Guide

2018-19 CHCCS Middle School Math Placement Guide  - Spanish

In alignment with our equity plan, CHCCS is working to ensure all students have a strong conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts and access to rigorous curriculum. Additionally, our new math placement plan is creating access and opportunity to advanced (compacted, honors and AP) courses for ALL students.


Math Help for Students and Parents

CHCCS put together a website with resources to help students with their math studies:


CHCCS High School Math Student Resource Site

Updates Regarding Middle School Math Placement for 2018-19


Recently, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 986 (see Part 2 Section 2a), which impacts math placement for students.  This bill states that any student scoring a Level 5 on this year’s math End-of-Grade (EOG) exam will be placed in the next highest math class. For example, a student taking Math 7 who achieved a Level 5 will be placed into Math 1.  This means students will skip the entire 8th grade curriculum. For many students, this will be an accurate placement.


However, families considering an accelerated math pathway for their child should discuss the following: current math classroom performance, work habits, motivation, extracurricular activities, individual learning styles, and academic needs as they pertain to math class. These accelerated pathways move at a faster pace and require students to independently master content they may have missed.

If your child is moving into a Compacted Math class or Math 1, please review the materials located at the bottom of this page. These resources enable students and families to access the content which was missed. It is expected for students who missed previous content to carefully review the materials to help ensure a smooth transition to the advanced course.


The information below outlines the students who received automatic placements at each grade level.  


Information Regarding Math Placement Letters

WHO WILL NOT RECEIVE A LETTER

  • Students who are already on the Compacted Pathway or in LEAP (unless they submitted a waiver)

  • Students who will be in Math 6, 7, or 8 (and did not submit a waiver)

  • Students who scored a Level 5 on the Math EOG (unless they submitted a waiver)


WHO WILL RECEIVE A LETTER

  • 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students who submitted waivers

  • Students who were identified as needing an alternate placement


WHEN: Letters will be mailed out by the last week in July.


If you have questions after carefully reviewing all of the information on the website, you may call Central Services at 919.967.8211 ext. 28278.


2018-19 Grade Level

Specific Information Regarding Placement

If a family wishes to move their child out of an accelerated pathway, please contact your middle school to request a schedule change.

Sixth Grade

  • Every 6th grade student who requested Compacted Math 6 via a waiver will receive this course.

  • Every 6th grade student who achieved a Level 5 on the 5th grade Math EOG will be placed in Compacted 6 (EOG scores were sent home in report cards).

  • Every 6th grade LEAP student will be placed in Compacted 7.

Seventh Grade

  • Every 7th grade student who achieved a Level 5 on the 6th grade Math EOG will be placed in Compacted 7 (EOG scores were sent home in report cards).

  • Every 7th grade student who took Compacted 6 will be placed in Compacted 7.

  • Every 7th grade LEAP student will be placed in Math 1.

Eighth Grade

  • Every 8th grade student who achieved a Level 5 on the 7th grade Math EOG will be placed in Math 1 (EOG scores were sent home in report cards).

  • Every 8th grade student who took Compacted 7 will be placed in Math 1.

  • Every 8th grade LEAP student will be placed in Math 2.

Students Moving From Math 7 to Math 1


  • This is an important decision to make as a family because a student will be skipping ALL of the 8th grade math content.

  • Students will be responsible for learning the 8th grade content prior to the beginning of the school year.

  • Math 1 is a high school credit bearing course.

  • If a student is not successful in the course, it will have to be repeated.

  • Per state policy, students CANNOT move out of this course after the 20th day of school. They must complete the course and take the End-of Course (EOC) exam, which counts as 20 % of the final grade.

Resources to Support Students for Math Placement