# Mathematics Application & Placement

## Students choose from *two* kinds of math courses.

**Accelerated courses covering a full year of material in six weeks**—*Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry,*and*Precalculus*. Students must be prepared to learn at a rigorous and intensive pace and to do many hours of demanding homework daily. Classes meet three days per week for six weeks.**Enrichment courses**focusing on specific topics and areas—*Foundations of Algebra, Probability & Statistics, Introduction to Geometric Thinking, Mathematical Constructions,*and*Applied Mathematics*. The class pace is challenging but not rushed. These courses, which carry a recommendation of one semester of credit, help students gain a deeper understanding of math, become more well-rounded, and be better prepared for math classes at school. Classes meet two days per week for six weeks or three days per week for four weeks.

#### Application Prerequisites

If you are applying for*Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trig,*or

*Precalculus*:

- You
**must**have a**grade of A**in your current mathematics class, and a strong academic profile overall. - You cannot repeat a math course you have already taken.
- Your
**Teacher Review Form**must be completed by your**current mathematics teacher**. - You must take the
**diagnostic examination**given on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

#### Placement Requirements

*For Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry or Precalculus:*

**Final course placement is contingent upon your diagnostic examination score.**If you are unable to take the test on Saturday, May 20, the acceptance letter will provide instructions on scheduling a make-up test.

#### ATDP vs high school math curricula

- We do not allow students to repeat math classes at ATDP that they have already taken at their school.
- We recommend that students do not take a course at ATDP if they are planning to repeat the same course for credit next year at their school. It usually is not in a student's best interest to repeat the same material twice; based on our past experience, a student's time and effort are better spent in taking a course at ATDP for which he or she wants to receive credit.
- Instead of repeating math courses either at ATDP or at their school, we suggest that students consider taking ATDP math electives for which they have already completed the prerequisites.