Marist Math

Marist Math is a program that is offered to eighth graders each fall. The program intends to provide gifted math students the enduring skills necessary for accelerated placement into the Algebra 2 Honors course when students begin as freshmen at Marist. Marist High School has a long tradition of providing a rigorous curriculum to students of the Southwest Side, combined with a dynamic student-teacher rapport. Our math program is reflective of that tradition and we are happy to share part of that experience with eighth graders from the community. 

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Here are some important facts about the program:

  • Marist Math is a course suitable for exceptional eighth grade math students who are academically prepared for a high school level math course.
  • Students accepted into Marist Math will attend class daily from 6:55-7:35 a.m. starting in early September.
  • The cost of the course, which includes the textbook, is $300.
  • Students who successfully complete the course and attend Marist may be placed in Algebra 2 Honors for their freshman year.

Marist Math Qualification Exam Information:

  • A qualification exam will be administered in March 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Marist High School.
  • Students should enter at the main office.
  • Students are to bring No. 2 pencils and a basic calculator or a scientific calculator (no graphing calculators allowed).
  • Only current seventh grade students are eligible to take the exam.

If you would like to take the qualification exam, please email or call Mrs. Karen Laurencell at 773-881-5371.

Some of our Math Department highlights include:

  • Marist offers four levels of math courses.
  • Marist offers 20 different math courses, including three Advanced Placement classes.
  • Marist’s Math Team is regularly a top contender at the State level. In 2014, the team finished third, and, has been the highest finishing Catholic school in Illinois for the past several years.
 

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