**Academic Tutoring: Math Course Selection**

It is not unusual for parents and students to be confused about math course offerings at their schools. If I know the student and understand how math fits into the overall academic picture, I can work with you to decide which courses are most appropriate for you.

As a general guide, below is a summary table of typical math tracks offered in the middle schools and high schools.

Grade | At grade level | Accelerated | Gifted |

6 | Math 6 | Condensed* | Pre-Algebra* |

7 | Math 7 | Pre-Algebra* | Algebra 1 |

8 | Math 8 | Algebra 1 | Geometry |

9 | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Algebra 2 |

10 | Geometry | Algebra 2 | Pre-Calculus |

11 | Algebra 2 | Pre-Calculus | Calculus |

12 | Pre-Calculus | Calculus | Elective |

*The names and details of these courses vary by school district. The intent is to give Middle School students a path to move from one track to another. "Condensed" is a placeholder for a variety of condensed and accelerated offerings, whereas "Pre-Algebra" is often a combination of Math 7 and Math 8. Some schools refer to Pre-Algebra as Transition Math. You should consult your middle school for details.