To align our math instruction and content with the changes to the 2016 Virginia Standards of Learning for Mathematics, KGCS is changing some of the course options for our middle school students for
Why change the course options now?
These changes respond to the increased rigor and application required in the 2016 Virginia Standards of Learning for Mathematics.
Will my child be able to take higher level courses throughout his/her high school years?
Yes; as indicated on the Math Pathways chart, all students enrolled in Math 6 are able to complete Algebra II and beyond by their senior year.
Will my child be challenged academically?
Yes; all math courses are taught with high expectations and differentiated instruction.
Course Options for Middle School Math:
Rising 6th graders (current 5th graders) have two possible options for math placement:
Math 6 : A one year course that includes all of Virginia’s Sixth Grade Standards of Learning for Mathematics. Students enrolled in this course will take the Grade 6 mathematics Standards of Learning test.
Math 6 Extended : A one-year course that includes all of Virginia’s Sixth Grade Standards of Learning and part of the Seventh Grade Standards of Learning for Mathematics. Students enrolled in this course will take the Grade 6 mathematics Standards of Learning test. (Placement test required.)
Any questions should be directed to Fanya Morton, King George County Schools Mathematics Specialist at email@example.com.
Click here to view this information as a pdf file: Math Pathways Information pdf file