Overview of the Advanced and Accelerated Math Program

Beth Tsoumas

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
(847) 998-5007

Kristine Patterson

Director of ELL & Bilingual Programs
(847) 657-2479

Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
(847) 998-5007

*How students are identified for Advanced and Accelerated Math is currently under review by the Superintendent's Math Task Force. This information will be updated once the task force has made its final recommendations. 

The Math Program in District 34 offers Advanced and Accelerated options for students beginning in grade 4.

In grades 4, 5, and 6, students may be placed in Advanced Math. In the Advanced Math courses, students quickly show understanding of the grade-level standards. This is not an accelerated course; however, students focus more of their time on more complex application of knowledge and skills and higher levels of problem-solving and critical thinking with grade-level standards.

Beginning in 6th grade, students may be enrolled in Accelerated Math. In Accelerated math, students are learning more than one year of standards within an academic school year. District 34 has two pathways for Accelerated Math students. Students who are identified as Single Accelerated will be one school year ahead of their grade-level peers by the time they begin 9th grade. Successful completion of the Single Accelerated Pathway positions students to take Geometry as freshmen. Double Accelerated students will be two school years ahead of their grade-level peers by the time they begin 9th grade and will be prepared for Algebra II.