What is it?
- A year-long after school Geometry program for students interested in challenging themselves by completing two math courses in one year.
Who can participate?
- 7th graders currently taking Compact Math 7
How does it work?
- Students and families may choose to opt into this program
- Anyone that wants to participate will be given a Google Classroom access code and they will be assigned Khan Academy work to complete over the summer.
- In the fall, if you are still interested in participating and have completed the summer work, there will be an introductory meeting to go over the course expectations.
- During next school year, you will take your regular Algebra 1 class in 8th grade but you will also take an honors level Geometry course through an online program called Edgenuity.
- Once a week, you will meet remotely with a teacher who will go over new content, lead you through learning experiences to apply the content, monitor your progress and understanding, and give you any extra support that you need.
- Throughout the year, you will be given some check-ins and progress monitoring assignments to make sure you are mastering the content and skills.
- Assuming successful completion of the coursework and a satisfactory grade on the Geometry Final Exam, students will move on to Algebra 2 for 9th grade.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Golden (email@example.com) or ask your math teacher for more information.
Additional notes compiled by Belmont Math Parents
- All 7th graders currently in Math 7 Compact are eligible to participate. The stated plan is to continue the program in future years.
- The number of participants is not capped. The initial expectation was 50-60 students, but the enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year (as of September 21) was reported as 208 students (142 8th grade, 66 9th grade).
- There is no cost to families to participate and no risk to sign up then start the summer Khan Academy units and decide whether to do the full program in the Fall.
- Completion of the summer work is required for participation in the program in the fall, but the schedule for the Khan Academy units is completely flexible and up to the student/family, as long as it is “submitted by 3 PM on September 3.”
- Families should be aware that BHS has a 4-year math requirement and Challenger Geometry is treated as a Chenery class and will not count toward the BHS math requirement or appear on a BHS transcript. Students who take Calculus as juniors have other options for what to take in 12th grade. (See slide 6 from the Family Info night presentation.) This is the same as how it has always worked for students who accelerated and took Geometry at Chenery.
- The Edgenuity Geometry Course Overview and Syllabus contains details of what is covered in the full Edgenuity course. Note that the Challenger program may use a custom subset of this, as explained in the Edgenuity course customization video.
- See the Challenger Geometry Course Overview for more information.