Woodrow Wilson Middle School offers many different levels of math classes. Students are placed in classes based on a variety of data points and information: previous standardized test scores, previous report cards, work habits, maturity of child, teacher recommendation etc. While we try to get the level "right" with our first placement, sometimes we do need to adjust class level placement, up or down, based on student current performance. Our goal is to provide an environment that will challenge and push each child, but not consistently frustrate. And, the Class Size Reduction Amendment must always be followed.
The typical Wilson student will be advanced through Wilson's math program leaving the 8th grade with 1 high school course math credit in Algebra 1. This is a one year advanced track.
Typical Secondary Math Course Progression
6th Grade Math
7th Grade Math
8th Grade Math = Pre-Algebra
9th Grade Math = Algebra 1
10th Grade Math = Geometry
11th Grade = Algebra 2
12th Grade = Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Dual-Enrollment College Math
Typical Wilson Student Math Course Progression
6th Grade Math
7th Grade Math (inclusive of many Pre-Algebra concepts)
8th Grade Math = Algebra 1
9th Grade Math = Geometry
10th Grade Math = Algebra 2
11th Grade and 12th Grade = Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Dual-Enrollment College Math
Students who have been identified as Gifted and have an active EP will be automatically be scheduled into the Honors/Gifted level class. This class is not solely for those identified as gifted; students who have high standardized test scores and have proven to be capable of the rigor and pace of this level of class will also be enrolled. 6th and 7th grade math are the only 2 grades that offer a Gifted course identifier for math.
When you review your child's schedule, you can easily determine which level of class they have been placed in based on the last 2 digits of the Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) course number, looking at the name of the course will be misleading, except in 8th grade. In the 8th grade, look at the course name and the last 2 digit HCPS course identifier.
If you click on any of the course levels below, you will be redirected to www.cpalms.org, which will give you a description of the course and the standards required to be taught. In addition, the site lists the teachers certification necessary to teach the course and an abundance of student and parent resources for mastering the content.
6th Grade Math Levels with Last 2 Digit HCPS Course Identifier
Regardless of class level placement, all students enrolled in the above listing of math classes take the 6th grade Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
7th Grade Math Levels with Last 2 Digit HCPS Course Identifier
Regardless of class level placement, all students enrolled in the above listing of math classes take the 7th grade Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
8th Grade Math Levels with Last 2 Digit HCPS Course Identifier
Students enrolled in Pre-Algebra will take the 8th grade Math Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).
Students enrolled in either Algebra 1 level will take the Algebra End Of Course (EOC) Exam. Passing the Algebra EOC is a high school graduation requirement.
For additional questions about Math at Wilson, contact Math Subject Area Leader, Tom Slaughter.