The ARMS Math Portfolio Group takes place after school, but it is not a club. The group functions as a fast-paced three semester class with homework, classwork, and tests. This class is designed to cover the content of honors 9th grade math. Students should participate if they are dedicated to accelerating to take Calculus in 11th grade instead of 12th grade.
Students begin the ARMS Math Portfolio Group as 7th graders and continue the work as 8th graders. Students who successfully complete the portfolio during 7th and 8th grades have the opportunity to take the 10th grade math class as 9th graders at ARHS. Any 7th grade student can join the group; however completion of the portfolio is contingent on maintaining both a rapid pace of learning and meeting high assessment criteria. It is important to note that the Math Portfolio course is equivalent to one year of a high school math course and utilizes self-study materials.
Students who participate in the portfolio group are expected to:
Current Eighth graders: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45pm
Seventh grade students: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:45pm for the second half of 7th grade and all of 8th grade.
Sessions for 7th graders will begin in January. The first two weeks will serve as a trial period for interested students to experience the work. After which parents will be invited to hear more about the expectations for completion of the portfolio.