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Old 08-16-2015, 05:15 AM
 
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I have one at a Catholic high school and one at a larger public high school. We live in suburban Wisconsin. I would say that around a third of the students at both high schools take alegbra 2 as sophomores, while the remainder take it as juniors. There are also a handful who take it as freshmen, although they are definitely in the minority.

Standard track is algebra 1 as a freshman, geometry as a sophomore, algebra 2 as a junior, and precalculus as a senior. That's how it was when I was in high school, too.

99%+ of the students at my son's high school (the private one) attend a four-year college, regardless of the math "track" they were one. At my daughter's high school, that number is obviously less, but the vast majority of students who take pre-calculus attend college, some even pursuing STEM fields. Many even attend college with just algebra 2. It's not that uncommon.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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This is what I've always been told is the generic college track math curriculum. You can switch calculus for AP Stats for students who are not going STEM (who are thinking they might be psychology or sociology or something along those lines). But generally, it's Algebra by the 8th grade and then follow the sequence to Calculus in senior year.
I graduated in 99. I too AP calc to be precise. Some took AP Stats. Generally, the middling kids finished with Trig. Now, in saying that, the minimum to graduate was Geometry.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:43 PM
 
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So I'm in 9th grade and im just wondering is it good im taking alegrba II already?
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:45 PM
 
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So I'm in 9th grade is it good im taking alegrba II already?
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:28 PM
 
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So I'm in 9th grade is it good im taking alegrba II already?
Yes. It puts you on a solid track for college, especially selective ones if you keep good grades and make it to calculus.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:55 AM
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This is a two year old thread about what grade level someone should put on their student teacher application. I believe the OP has resolved his/her problem by now.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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So I'm in 9th grade and im just wondering is it good im taking alegrba II already?
How did you get into Algebra 2 already, in 9th grade?
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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How did you get into Algebra 2 already, in 9th grade?
My son did Algebra II/Trig in 9th grade back in the 80s because he was in the advanced math course - Algebra I honors in 7th grade and Geometry honors (1st period bused to the high school and returned to jr. high for 2nd period) in 8th grade. That meant he could take Agebra II/Trig in 9th grade.

My dd was a year behind that taking Algebra I honors in 8th grade and Geometry honors in 9th grade and then Algebra II/Trig in 10th grade.

The regular sequence (even honors) did Algebra I (either honors or regular) in 9th grade, Geometry (either honors or regular) in 10th grade and Algebra II/Trig (either honors or regular) in 11th grade.

They then could take either Precalculus or Calculus the following year depending on how advanced they were. AP Calculus had AB and BC tracks and did not require PreCalculus as a prerequisite.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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My son did Algebra II/Trig in 9th grade back in the 80s because he was in the advanced math course - Algebra I honors in 7th grade and Geometry honors (1st period bused to the high school and returned to jr. high for 2nd period) in 8th grade. That meant he could take Agebra II/Trig in 9th grade.

My dd was a year behind that taking Algebra I honors in 8th grade and Geometry honors in 9th grade and then Algebra II/Trig in 10th grade.

The regular sequence (even honors) did Algebra I (either honors or regular) in 9th grade, Geometry (either honors or regular) in 10th grade and Algebra II/Trig (either honors or regular) in 11th grade.

They then could take either Precalculus or Calculus the following year depending on how advanced they were. AP Calculus had AB and BC tracks and did not require PreCalculus as a prerequisite.
Ah, thank you. The "regular sequence" is what I'm familiar with. It's great that some kids really love math, though, and can jump ahead! Why don't those kids ever factor into those international academic rankings?
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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Ah, thank you. The "regular sequence" is what I'm familiar with. It's great that some kids really love math, though, and can jump ahead! Why don't those kids ever factor into those international academic rankings?
They do, but since they are a minority of those who take the tests and they are not separated out, the scores reflect averages.

Each district and school is different in the way they do this. My granddaughter will take Algebra II/Trig as a 10th grader, but she could have taken it as a 9th grader if she had doubled up Geometry and Algebra II which some of her friends did, but she did not.
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