Mathematics Department

Welcome to the Berkeley High School Mathematics Department Website!

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Advanced Math 1 Placement Test Information for Incoming 9th graders

TEST DATES: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 and Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm at BHS.

Please register using this LINK by April 26, 2024.   

There will be an additional placement test offered in early August during 9th grade orientation day, prior to the first day of school. Students will be placed in Advanced Math 1 regardless of test date, provided they meet the eligibility criteria on the test. There is no limit on the number of students who will be admitted to the class. 

For more information, please review this FAQ document

Berkeley High School offers an Advanced Math 1 course for students who have a passion for mathematics and want to invest extra time and effort in their 9th grade math class. Students interested in this course are required to take a placement test, which will be administered in May. Placement determinations are made at the discretion of Berkeley High School math instructors; all placement decisions are final.

Current BHS Math 1 students interested in Advanced Math 2?

On Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, current BHS Math 1 students will have an opportunity to take the Mathematical Reasoning and Communication Assessment (MRCA). The MRCA will be given at BHS. Students who are interested in taking the MRCA should sign up on the Google Form by Friday, May 3rd. On Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, students should report to the area outside of H113 at 3:40 PM.

We will be hosting a short informational session about the MRCA and the process to move from Math 1 to Advanced Math 2. It will take place from 12:00-12:15 on Tuesday, April 16th, in the Berkeley Community Theater.

Berkeley High School offers an Advanced Math 2 course for students who have a passion for mathematics and want to invest extra time and effort in their 10th grade math class

There are four required steps in the process to move from Math 1 to Advanced Math 2:

1) Earn an A in the second semester of Math 1.

2) Demonstrate outstanding mathematical reasoning and communication skills on the Mathematics Communication and Reasoning Assessment in early May.

3) Complete and submit all supplemental summer coursework.

4) Demonstrate strong conceptual understanding and skill mastery of the topics covered in the supplemental summer coursework. Students will take an hour-long assessment in August before the beginning of the school year.



This process is the last entry point into the advanced math sequence. Students who are placed in Math 2 will not have an opportunity to place into Advanced Math 3.

Transfer students who are interested in enrolling in Advanced Math 2 (sophomores) or Advanced Math 3 (juniors)

If you were enrolled in an advanced or honors course, or participated in an accelerated course sequence, you may take the placement test for Advanced Math 2 (incoming sophomores) or Advanced Math 3 (incoming juniors). This placement test will take place during orientation week in August. 

Please contact Ms. Austera at koriannaaustera at if you are a transfer student who was enrolled in an advanced, accelerated, or honors math course during the previous school year to register for a placement test.

Overview of the Site

Math Department Tutorial:

Several math teachers offer tutorials between 3:39 and 4:39 PM. Thank you to BHSDG for funding our department tutorials!

Math Club:

Does your student love to play with math and with puzzles? Check out the Mathletes! The faculty sponsor for 2022-2023 is Mr. Goldfield (dangoldfield at