In RCSD, the majority of students in middle school are programmed for the College and Career Math Pathway courses (CC Math 6, CC Math 7, or CC Math 8). This is in alignment with the progression of skills and knowledge that is rigorous and designed to provide a strong foundation for success in the new, more advanced Integrated Math (IM) courses that will typically be taken by most students entering ninth grade.
The Roseville City School District (RCSD) recognizes that some students can progress in their mathematical learning at a faster pace. In recognition of this based on the RCSD Accelerated Math Criteria, and in alignment with the Common Core, some students are given the opportunity to accelerate their mathematics coursework in seventh grade.
If your child meets the criteria to enter into the accelerated pathway, you will be notified by your middle school and your student will be invited to enter the pathway. We want to ensure that students who meet these requirements make a conscious and well-informed decision if committing to this rigorous pathway. We also want to reinforce that students that do not enter this pathway in seventh grade, are able to accelerate at the high school level.
RCSD Accelerated Math Pathway Options
|Math Pathway Options
|College and Career Math Pathway
7th grade + ½ 8th grade
½ 8th Grade + High School Integrated Math 1
Curriculum: MathLinks and Carnegie Learning
The Accelerated Math Pathway is extremely rigorous, and students must demonstrate continued academic success in these courses throughout the school year as a condition for continued enrollment in the Accelerated sequences and entrance into Integrated Math 2 entering 9th grade.
Pathway Options for grades 9-12 in Roseville Joint Union School District (RJUSD)
RJUSD high schools are is set up on a traditional 4x4 block. Most classes meet daily for a semester term and a student load is typically eight classes a year, but only four classes a semester/term. This schedule is different than our middle schools which typically have 6-7 periods a day.
- If your child successfully completes the Accelerated Math Pathway in middle school, they will enroll in Integrated Math 2 their Freshman year.
- If your child stays on the College and Career Math Pathway and begins Integrated Math 1 their Freshman year, they can still get to Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus their senior year.
We work closely with RJUSD to ensure our students successfully transition from 8th to 9th grade. RJUSD high schools have advocated the importance of not rushing students to advance too early in an accelerated math course sequence without being well-informed about the decision.
We encourage you to talk to your child’s current teacher and site administrator if you have any further questions or concerns about the middle school accelerated pathway.