The Accelerated Math program is a rigorous course of study that moves at a rapid pace and incorporates challenging and demanding material. The students must be proficient with both calculations and problem solving and should be able to work at a brisk pace. The program is designed for students who excel at mathematics, are self-motivated and are interested in pursuing more advanced mathematics classes in high school.
Accelerated Course (click on link for more information)
AP Calculus OR AP Statistics
AP Statistics OR Duel Enrollment Calculus
Due to the sequential nature of mathematics and the rigor and pace of the program, students must meet certain qualifications in order to be placed in an accelerated math class.
Rising 6th Grade Students:
5th grade students who will enrolled at DeSana will first be identified by their 4th grade Georgia Milestones math scores. These students will then be offered the opportunity to take a placement test in the spring of their 5th grade year. Students that are coming from another school outside Forsyth county can contact DeSana administration to schedule an opportunity to take the placement test in the summer before their 6th grade year.
Rising 7th and 8th Grade Students:
Please contact the DeSana administration about scheduling an opportunity to take the placement test.
Units of Study
2. Rational Numbers
3. Ratio, Proportion, Percent
5. Equations, Direct Variation and Inequalities
6. Area and Volume
1. Exponents, Roots, Polynomials and Radicals
3. Pythagorean Theorem, Area and Volume
5. Linear Functions and Inequalities
6. Linear Systems
7. Transformations and Congruence
2. Linear Relationships and Functions
3. Quadratic Functions
4. Exponential Functions
5. Comparing Functions
8. Congruence and Proof
9. Right Triangle Trigonometry
InstructorLisa Arends has been a middle school math teacher since 2001. She runs a high-energy class with an emphasis on reasoning, application and problem solving. Outside of school, she enjoys writing and running, although not at the same time!Contact Information:email@example.com Ext. 491014
ResourcesKhan Academy (video lessons and online practice quizzes)Kuta Software (practice and answers in PDF form)Virtual (video lessons by topic)