Incoming 9th Graders

Information about Math requirements at Legacy High School

a) students earn 3 math credits to graduate.

b) students are enrolled in math during 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.


Incoming 9th graders will be placed into their math classes at Legacy High School according to the following criteria:

  • In-district students will be placed into Math 1 or Math 2 based on an evaluation which includes several pieces of data, including current math grades, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendations.  

    • Math 1: All regular 8th grade math students will start in Math 1.  We have collected years of evidence to suggest this is the most appropriate placement for them.  There will be no additional opportunities for a student to start in Math 2.

    • Math 2: Students who are currently finding success in Honors 8th grade math will be tentatively placed in Math 2; however, their final performance in their Honors Math 8 course in May will determine their final course placement.  Students who start in Math 2 will take Math 2 first semester and Math 3 second semester as block classes.  Students placed in Math 2 who wish to start in Math 3 or higher will be given a placement test upon request.  Students who start in Math 3 will finish in Math 3, the same place as students who are placed in Math 2.  More information will be given about a placement test at 8th grade parent night at Legacy High School.

  • 8th graders currently taking math at Legacy High School will be placed into the next level in the sequence.  (Ex.  A student taking Math 3 at Legacy will be placed into Math 4 for 9th grade)

  • Students enrolling at Legacy from a school outside of Adams 12 are generally placed into Math I; placement tests to start in Math 2 or higher will be provided upon request.

Course Progression

  • Starting in Math 1:

    • All Freshmen who start in Math 1 take Math 1 as a block first semester and Math 2 block second semester.  

    • Even though they start in Math 1, students can still finish Math 2 in 9th grade; then they will have earned two math credits.  

  • Starting in Math 2:

    • Freshmen who start in Math 2 take Math 2 block first semester and Math 3 block second semester; they also will end with two math credits.

  • Starting in Math 3:

    • A student who starts in Math 3 year-long class will earn one math credit.  They will end the year with the same placement as a student who starts in Math 2.

    • The pathway for a student starting in Math 3 will require at least one AP Math class in order to graduate.

The placement test date is April 11, 2018 from 2:30-4:30 PM. Just check in at the front office. More information will be given at 8th grade night at Legacy High School.

To sign up for a placement test, please fill out the form at the link Placement Test Sign Up

For questions, please email Mr. Hummel at Legacy High School: