As a result of a change to the state of Michigan mathematics standards in grades K –eight, each grade level possesses unique, pivotal content. The ideas in each grade level course build on each other without overlap. Because a solid foundation in mathematics is essential to long-term success, skipping entire math courses is no longer a viable option for most students.
In order to take college-level Calculus in high school, students must begin Pre-Calculus no later than their junior year.
To allow for this opportunity, a new high school math sequence will be available beginning in the fall of 2015. This sequence will incorporate Algebra 1 content in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade courses.
This sequence of courses is the Calculus Path and is shown in the right column of the chart below.
To enter this path, students need to be successful throughout middle school and in particular in the 8th grade math course.
Additional information is found in the documents below.