Examples of Math Progressions
For High School Students Enrolling in Algebra 1 in 9th Grade
As students transition from middle school to high school, they and their families often have questions about what math course progressions will be available to them. Seattle Public Schools (Seattle Public Schools) is committed to making sure that every student who wants to take advanced coursework in mathematics has the opportunity to do so. To ensure that all students receive instruction in the foundational K-8 math standards that lay the groundwork for algebra and high math courses that students will take in high school, students will be enrolled in the next math course in the sequence based on their previous year’s math course enrollment. Seattle Public Schools is committed to making sure that every student who wants to take advanced coursework in mathematics has the opportunity to do so by providing specific opportunities for acceleration in middle school or high school.
These charts below show the different math course progressions that students might take over the four years of high school if they start 9th grade in Algebra 1. The charts are divided into three categories: Sample Standard Progressions, Sample Acceleration Progressions, and Sample Alternative Progressions.
Note: Some students are accelerated in their math course progression when they enter high school and will not need further acceleration in order to reach the most advanced math coursework available.