• Math Placement Policy (Grades 7-12)


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    Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

    We want all students to have the opportunity to excel in mathematics, not just students who plan to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (“STEM”). Our schools strive to balance student success and the appropriate level of challenge for each individual student’s mathematics academic needs and abilities.

    The OPUSD Board of Education believes that all students should have the opportunity to excel in mathematics. The Board Policy (“BP”) and Administrative Regulation (“AR”) governing Math Placement in grades 7-12 ensure that our school district has fair, objective, and transparent placement policies in place so that students will benefit from challenging courses that support their career and college goals. The policy can be found here: BP 6152.1 Placement in Mathematics Courses and the Administrative Regulations can be found here: AR 6152.1 Placement in Mathematics Courses.

    This section of our website is dedicated to making our middle and high school math pathways and class placement process as understandable and transparent as possible. If you have questions regarding math courses, please reach out to your child’s teacher, principal, or Dr. Jay Greenlinger, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Below is a presentation from Medea Creek Middle School, which outlines OPUSD's philosophy and policies related to Math Placement. Topics include acceleration, student wellbeing, questions to consider, as well as data used to formulate our Placement Policies. 

  • At the end of grade 8, students use the following chart to determine their math placement for grade 9 at Oak Park High School. Course descriptions for Oak Park High School can be found here.