If you’re a parent looking at La Cañada real estate, you’ll want to make sure that you’re moving into a neighborhood with good schools. A good math foundation is essential for future scientists and engineers. Here’s everything you need to know about the La Cañada Unified School District’s mathematics programs
Great Test Results
According to test results issued by the California Department of Education in October 2019, while only 40% of California’s public school students were proficient in math, the pupils in the La Cañada Unified School District achieved first, second, or third place in all grade levels tested. In fact, 85.19% of students in the school district meet or exceed the state’s math standards.
Math Resources Website
There are online resources for parents to help their children achieve their math goals for each grade level. Explore links to math resources as well as apps and math websites. There is also a quick start guide for parents.
In La Cañada, CA, all three elementary schools use Common Core-aligned mathematics programs. The textbook series, “Everyday Mathematics,” is taught from kindergarten to Grade 5, while Grade 6 students use the textbook, “Math in Focus: Singapore Math.” After-school math enrichment opportunities are also available for qualified students. If your child loves math, they can also join math competitions.
Middle School Math
Common Core-aligned math programs are also used in middle school. There are regular and advanced math pathways so that different students’ needs can be met. Pupils with special needs can join the Resource Specialist program. If your child is performing above their grade level, they may be invited to enroll in high school math courses, based on their test results. They can also continue to join math competitions.
High School Math
In La Cañada High School (LCHS), teens follow a traditional pathway blending Common Cores States Standards with Standards for Mathematical Practice.
New high school students may need to take a diagnostic exam in order to accurately gauge which math instruction is best suited for them.
All students are required to take math classes for at least two years and must earn at least 20 credits of math in order to graduate. This includes Math 1, which is equivalent to one year of Algebra. This is required by both state legislation and the school district board. Students can also challenge themselves by enrolling in Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics courses.
For students who love math, there are after-school math programs, as well as math competitions.
If you would like to explore La Cañada homes for sale, the school district ensures that your children will learn the math skills they need, at any age. Do let me know if you have any further questions about the math programs in the La Cañada school district.
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