When looking at the math pathway through middle school, it may help to see the long term goal through the high school courses.

On this page you will see a listing of the middle school pathways and what they lead into for high school.

If you have any further questions, please contact your child's math teacher or the math department chair.

All students must have **four credits of math in high school**. Credits earned in middle school count towards the overall total of credits needed to graduate, but they do not replace the four math credits needed.

Special Note about Algebra: All students who are enrolled in Algebra will take the **Algebra HSA (PARCC)**. Passing the Algebra PARCC is a graducation requirement. The passing score for Algebra PARCC is set by the state. According to the state website on graduation requirements, the passing score for the Algebra PARCC is as follows:

2016-17 score of 725

2017-18 score of 733

2018-19 score of 741

2019-20+ score of 750

PARCC offers sample items.

**Standard Path in Middle School**

**Grade 6** – Math 6

Cockeysville Middle School also offers a Math 6 With Assisstance class that provides time to work on skills.

**Grade 7** – PreAlgebra 7

Cockeysville Middle School also offers a PreAlgebra 7 With Assisstance class that follows the same curriculum as the PreAlgebra 7 class, but provides more direct instruction time in the classroom.

**Grade 8** – Math 8

The standard path in middle school leads to the following path for high school.

Grade 09 – Algebra I

Grade 10 – Geometry

Grade 11 – Algebra II

Grade 12 – Trig with Algebra

**Honors Path in Middle School**

Grade 6 – Math 6

Grade 7 – PreAlgebra

Grade 8 – Algebra I

The honors path in middle school leads to the following path options for high school.

**Option 1**

Grade 09 – Geometry

Grade 10 – Algebra II

Grade 11 – Trig with Algebra

Grade 12 – Advanced Algebra / Pre-College Math

Option 2

Grade 09 – Geometry or Honors Geometry

Grade 10 – Honors Algebra II

Grade 11 – Trig with Algebra

Grade 12 – Advanced Algebra / Pre-College Math

Option 3

Grade 09 – Honors Geometry

Grade 10 – Honors Algebra II

Grade 11 – Honors Trig / Analytic

Grade 12 – Honors College Algebra or Advanced Algebra

Option 4

Grade 09 – Honors Geometry

Grade 10 – Honors Algebra II

Grade 11 – Honors Trig / Analytic and Honors College Algebra (double)

Grade 12 – Honors College Algebra or AP Calculus AB

Option 5

Grade 09 – Honors Algebra II and Honors Geometry

Grade 10 – Honors Trig/Analytic Geometry

Grade 11 – Honors College Algebra

Grade 12 – Honors Calculus or AP Calculus AB

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**GT Path in Middle School**

Grade 6 – GT Math 6

Grade 7 – GT Algebra I

Grade 8 – GT Geometry

The GT path in middle school leads to the following path options for high school.

**Option 1**

Grade 09 – GT 9 Algebra II

Grade 10 – GT 10 Precalculus or

Honors Trig/Analytic and Honors College Algebra (double)

Grade 11 – AP Calculus AB

Grade 12 – AP Calculus BC

Option 2

Grade 09 – Honors Algebra II

Grade 10 – Honors Trig/Analytic

Grade 11 – Honors College Algebra

Grade 12 – Honors Calculus or AP Calculus AB

Option 3

Grade 09 – Honors Algebra II

Grade 10 – Trig with Algebra

Grade 11 – Honors College Algebra or Advanced Algebra/Pre-College Math

Grade 12 – Honors Calculus

BCPS Secondary Math flow chart