Explanation of Courses

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Beth Tsoumas

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
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Kristine Patterson

Director of EL & Bilingual Programs
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Tracy Tuchow

Administrative Assistant
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Grades K-3 Math

In grades K-3, teachers differentiate within their own classrooms.  At times, teachers may use the results of pre-assessments and re-group students by unit among the different classrooms across the grade level.

Grades 4-5 Math

In grades 4 and 5, students may be identified for Advanced math.  This class may include more enrichment, problem solving and projects than students in the grade level course; however the standards that are taught are the same as the grade level course. The Advanced course is not an accelerated course; however, these students grasp skills quickly and apply new knowledge and skills with more independence.

Grades 6-8 Math

Beginning in grade 6, students who were in the Advanced math pathway will now be split into two different accelerated pathways which we call Single Accelerated and Double Accelerated.

Grade 6:

  • Grade level students will learn grade 6 Common Core State Standards.
  • Single Accelerated will learn grade 6 standards with enrichment.
  • Double Accelerated students will learn the most essential outcomes from grade 6 and then primarily focus on grade 7 and grade 8 standards.  

Grade 7:

  • Grade level students will learn grade 7 Common Core State Standards.
  • Single Accelerated students will learn both grade 7 and grade 8 standards. 
  • Double Accelerated students will learn Algebra I content aligned with Glenbrook South Algebra I course expectations.

Grade 8:

  • Grade level students will learn grade 8 Common Core State Standards.
  • Single Accelerated students will learn Algebra I standards. 
  • Double Accelerated students will learn Geometry content aligned with Glenbrook South Geometry course expectations.. Only students who were already on the Double Accelerated pathway in 7th grade can continue in this course.

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