An academic discipline & everyday necessity
Which One Schoolhouse Math Course Is Right for Me?
Mathematics courses are highly sequential through the early years of high school content. Following Algebra II, students can begin to explore some of the different areas of study within the discipline. The chart below is designed to help students understand the range of courses that are available to them based on their academic history. We encourage students to consider the full set of options as they select courses. All courses are available to students of all genders; selected courses also have all-girls sections. More detailed information about each course, listed alphabetically, can be found below.
Equity and Access
Enrollment in top levels in a mathematics sequence is all too often a reflection of the middle school students attended. In order to take Calculus in the senior year, students need to have completed Algebra I before starting high school. As a result, independent high school math placement in ninth grade often aligns with whether or not a student attended an independent K-8. (Independent schools typically cover Algebra I in eighth grade, but just 24% of eighth graders in public schools take Algebra I. ) Because white students are dramatically over-represented in independent schools, white students can be over-represented first in ninth-grade Geometry courses in independent schools, and later in twelfth grade Calculus. Through the strategic use of One Schoolhouse full-credit summer math courses, students entering high school without Algebra I can cover five full-year math courses in the four years of their high school program, ensuring equitable access to Calculus and other advanced math options.