**Any student who does not follow the prescribed sequence of math courses**

**must get prior permission from the Math Department chairperson.**

**1.**All students enter math at the level recommended by their 8th grade teacher.

**2.**Students must earn 30 credits of math to graduate from Northgate.

**3.**Students must pass Geometry to graduate from Northgate.

**4.**Students progress through courses according to the flow chart above.

**Note to Students and Parents:**

Correct placement in mathematics is crucial in order to maximize learning. Choosing a class that is too easy for your abilities will result in boredom and too little learning. It will make colleges believe that you lack motivation. Choosing a class that is too difficult will result in frustration, low grades and incomplete learning. Your math teacher can advise you on your best choice for next year.