Why Choose Math Support Courses?

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Math Support is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Courses are also approved by NCAA Clearinghouse and may be used to satisfy the eligibility requirements for students athletes. In any case, it is up to the school district to issue credit for courses taken at Math Support. Click Here to download our School Approval Form

Success at Math Support translates to continued success in the future: 97% of our students reported that they earned A’s and B’s in their subsequent courses after they returned to their home school, according to a Math Support Services survey. Students also reported improved confidence and study skills in math and science after completing a course at Math Support Services.

MSS courses are taught onsite in a small classroom setting, with a live teacher, allowing for individualized attention necessary for all students. Teachers grade, modify instruction to adjust to student’s learning styles, teach and reteach, encourage, mentor and issue grades. All classes are subject-specific; we do not mix topics together. Courses are direct instruction with opportunities to explore complex reasoning and exploratory learning guided by a qualified teacher. Unlike many of the options students have to take courses, technology is utilized as support and is not relied upon for self teaching.

Who Should Take A Class?

Math Support Services is most beneficial for students:

  • Who need individualized attention.
  • Who would benefit by attending a class in a small group setting (Max. 12 students per class).
  • Who need to stay on track for college admissions.
  • Who are repeating a course.
  • Who need to take a class that is not offered at school or a student with scheduling conflicts due to sports.
  • Who have an IEP, 504, or anxiety issues and need a more personalized program with accommodations.
  • Who are GIFTED and need a program to accelerate their math or science career.
  • Who want to ensure the best environment to achieve their potential and earn the highest GPA.
  • Who would like to add additional years of math or science to improve their college resume.

Note: Math Support does need the school district’s permission to enroll a student. Since 1997, our courses have been officially recognized by school districts and NCAA, however, we cannot guarantee transferability. It is up to the district to approve this option for you.

In certain cases, students may co-enroll in Math Support courses in addition to attending any public school, charter school, private school or while taking a college course.

What Jr. High School Courses Are Offered?

Math 7

10 Credits

This two semester course taken in Grade 7, is focused on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Accelerated Math 7

10 Credits

Students enrolled in Accelerated Common Core Math 7 course have been placed on the Accelerated Pathway. Accelerated CC Math 7 contains all the CC Math 7 standards and half of the CC Math 8 standards. Standards are not cut or skipped but are compacted requiring students to learn at a faster pace. This pathway is only for students who show advanced readiness.

This two semester course focuses instructional time on the following critical area: Rational Numbers and Exponents, Proportionality and Linear Relationships; Introduction to Sampling and Inference; Creating, Comparing and Analyzing Geometric Figures; Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions; Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.

Math 8

10 Credits

The two semester course taken in Grade 8, will focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Algebra 1

10 Credits

Students placed into CC Algebra 1 in 8th grade are in the Accelerated Pathway and are expected to work at a high level of competency within the 8 Common Core Mathematical Practices.

The two semester course content will be organized within conceptual categories:

Seeing Structure in Expressions; Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Functions, Creating Equations and Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities. Number & Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Statistics & Probability. Modeling is also included in Algebra 1 as a topic related to other standards not an isolated topic.

What High School Math Courses Are Offered?

Math Support offers both Math and Science courses. Honors and AP courses may be administered pending counselor approval.

ALGEBRA IA

5 credits

Prerequisite: A ‘C’ or better in Algebra Essentials or some Algebra experience in 8th grade.

This course is the first semester in the two-semester algebra sequence. Students study equations, properties of real numbers, solving systems of equations and inequalities, graphing, factoring, and writing equations.

 

ALGEBRA IB

5 credits

Prerequisite: A ‘C’ or above in Algebra 1A.

This course is the second semester in the two-semester algebra sequence. Students solve quadratic equations and rational equations, and simplify radicals. Students also learn to evaluate exponents, polynomials, factoring, probability and data analysis.

 

GEOMETRY 1A/1B

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or above in both Algebra IA/IB.

This two semester course covers points, lines, planes, proofs, parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, similarities, right triangles, circles, polygons, area, volume, coordinate geometry and introductory trigonometry.

 

GEOMETRY 1A/1B HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘B’ or above in both Algebra IA/IB.

This two semester course covers in depth points, lines, planes, proofs, parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, similarities, right triangles, circles, polygons, area, volume, coordinate geometry and introductory trigonometry. This course is designed for highly motivated students.

 

ALGEBRA 2 A/B

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or above in both Algebra IA/IB and Geometry IA/IB.

This two semester elective reviews the topics of Algebra I and weaves in more advanced topics: completing the square, deriving the quadratic formula, simplification of radicals, and complex numbers.

 

ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY A/B

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘B’ or above in both Algebra IA/IB and Geometry IA/IB.

This two semester elective covers sequences, radicals, quadratic equations, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrices, and determinants. This course is designed for highly motivated students.

 

ALGEBRA 2/TRIGONOMETRY A/B HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘A’ in Geometry IA/IB.

This two semester elective covers in depth sequences, radicals, quadratic equations, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, matrices, and determinants. This course is designed for students of exceptional mathematical ability.

 

TRIGONOMETRY

5 credits

Prerequisite: A ‘C’ or better in Algebra IIB.

This course is a one-semester introduction to trigonometry. The course will cover trigonometric functions in right triangles, graphs of trigonometric functions and relationships, trigonometric identities and law of cosine and sine, vectors, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, and analytic geometry.

 

PRE-CALCULUS A/B

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or above in Algebra II (with completion of a trig. class) or Algebra II/Trigonometry.

This two semester pre-calculus elective covers mathematical induction, sequences, vectors, complex numbers, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, and second degree equations.

 

PRE-CALCULUS A/B HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘B’ or above in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry.

This two semester pre-calculus elective covers in-depth mathematical induction, sequences, vectors, complex numbers, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, and second degree equations.

During the second semester limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals will be discussed. This course is designed for students of exceptional mathematical ability.

 

CALCULUS AB HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or above in Pre-Calculus A/B and approval by the director.

This two semester elective covers polynomial functions, limits, differentiation, integration, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse trigonometric functions, and analytic geometry. This course prepares students to take the AB Advanced Placement Calculus Examination for college credit.

 

CALCULUS BC HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C’ or above in Honors Pre-Calculus and approval by the director.

This two semester elective covers the Calculus AB Advanced Placement course (see above). It also includes sequences, series, differential equations, polar and parametric functions. This course prepares students to take the BC Advanced Placement exam for college credit.

 

STATISTICS A/B HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Pre-Calculus and approval by the director.

This is a one year course in introductory probability and statistics. Students will learn procedures for collecting, organizing and analyzing data. Use of TI-83 graphing calculators and computers will be required. This course prepares the student to take the Advanced Placement Statistics examination for college credit.

 

CONSUMER MATH

5 credits

This course prepares the student for life beyond high school. Students will learn how to research jobs, colleges, housing, and other expenses. They will learn how to budget, pay bills, balance a checkbook, play the stock market, and will learn the benefits of saving money instead of accruing credit card debt. Students will also learn how to work collaboratively with their peers while researching various topics in which math relates to science, social studies, language arts, art, and sports and recreation.

What Science Courses Are Offered?

Math Support offers both Math and Science courses. Honors and AP courses may be administered pending counselor approval.

BIOLOGY A/B

10 credits

Prerequisite for 9th grade: Student must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Geometry IA.

Biology A/B (Biological Science Curriculum Study) is a one-year course geared toward college bound students.

This course promotes an interest in the subject through laboratory inquiry and investigation. This course emphasizes the California Biological State Standards through the newest areas of research and technology in the Biological Sciences, namely the molecular approach.

Fall                                             Spring

Introduction                                Cell Reproduction

Biochemistry                              Genetics

Cells & Homeostasis                  DNA, RNA & Protein Synthesis

Photosynthesis & Respiration    Biotechnology

Human Biology                           Evolution

_                                                 Ecology

 

BIOLOGY A/B HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisites: High level of achievement in completed Science and English courses and approval by the director.

This is a one year college level course that covers all areas in Biology and prepares the student for the Advanced Placement Examination. Laboratory exercises will also be provided to coincide with specific areas of instruction.

Areas of instruction will include Molecular and Cellular Biology, Organismal Biology and Population Biology.

 

CHEMISTRY A/B

10 credits

Prerequisite: Student must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Geometry.

This college preparatory chemistry course stresses the laboratory approach and will include such major topics as the following:

 

a) atomic theory           g) energy relationship

b) stoichiometry           h) hydrocarbons

c) gas-laws                   I) periodicity

d) solutions                   j) writing formulas

e) periodic table           k) balancing chemical equations

f) bonding                     l) acid/bases

_                                   m) nuclear chemistry

 

CHEMISTRY A/B HONORS

10 credits

Prerequisite: Approval by the director. Concurrent enrollment in Algebra II/Trig. Minimum GPA of 3.7. If student has taken a regular chemistry course with a passing grade, the minimum GPA of 3.7 GPA will be waived.

This is a one-year, college level course that provides a broad, yet rigorous, introduction to chemistry for the students whose mathematical preparation includes algebra. The principal areas of study include: stoichiometry, gas, thermodynamics, periodicity, chemical bonding, kinetics, acids and bases, electrochemistry, nuclear reactions, and organic chemistry. Lab exercises will also be provided to coincide with specific areas of instruction.

 

EARTH SCIENCE 2A/B

10 credits

Earth Science I is a one-year college prep science class that is designed to provide students with an understanding of the Earth system and its processes. Special emphasis will be placed on the achievement of the California State Earth Science Standards. This course will include a laboratory component that will complement the information covered in the class.

The topics covered in first semester will include the scientific method, the metric system, earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, physical aspect of the oceans, the atmosphere, weather, air pressure, and climate. During the second semester we will cover the origin of modern astronomy, our solar system, astronomical observations, the sun and stars, running water, ground water, glaciers, deserts and severe storms. California geology will be incorporated throughout the year.

 

PHYSICS A/B

10 credits

Prerequisite: Concurrently enrolled in Algebra II/Trig or higher.

This course provides an excellent introduction to physics at the college level with emphasis on logical thinking.

First semester:

  • mechanics

Second semester:

  • electric fields
  • magnetic fields
  • electric circuits
  • waves and optics
  • relativity
  • modern physics

 

PHYSICS A/B HONORS 

10 credits

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra II/Trig with concurrent enrollment in Pre-Calculus highly encouraged and director approval.

This is a one year, college level course that provides a broad, yet rigorous, introduction to physics for the students whose mathematical preparation includes algebra and trigonometry. No calculus is needed. The principal areas of study include: mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, and modern physics.

How Do Colleges View Courses Taken Outside Of Student's School Of Attendance?

Admission officers recognize that students who take challenging courses, going above and beyond the minimum requirements, have proven their commitment to education. Colleges and Universities are impressed with students who work to improve their GPA and add to their resumes. This shows that your student has the tenacity and drive to succeed in college. Join the list of our students who have achieved their educational goals!

Our course work has been recognized by many Districts and used for College admissions. Our students are consistently accepted to CSU, UC’s, out of state schools, prestigious colleges and Ivy League schools.

 

 

Fall/Spring Courses

Math Support’s innovative approach combines one-on-one instruction, small group courses, and supervised study halls. This combination ensures mastery in both mathematics and science allowing instructors to give individualized attention necessary for all students.

Math Support courses are taught onsite by degree qualified teachers using direct instruction, proven to be the most effective method for students to learn.

Semester Classes

  • Group Class: 5 credits – 11 week program includes a 2 hour lecture class and a 2 hour discussion group each week.
  • Private Class (1 to 1 ratio): 5 credits – Our most flexible program that includes one-on-one tutoring sessions and small group discussion groups. Call us for details.

One-Year Classes: Students attend 2 semesters

  • Group Class: 10 credits – 22 week program (Sept-Dec & Feb-May) includes a 2 hour lecture class and a 2 hour discussion group each week.

Honors Courses:

Honors courses require extra instruction time and additional work covering added topics to challenge high-achieving students. Students attend four private one-on-one tutoring session for semester courses and eight private one-on-one tutoring sessions for one year courses. Available with the approval of the Director.

The Williams S. Hart District accepts Honors classes from outside institutions to replace a grade when the student is repeating the course. When a student takes an Honors course that is a non-repeat, the District may record the title of the course on the transcript without assigning the weighted grade points. The MSS course will be used for placement purposes and will be counted as a completed course. Contact us for more details.

Students may repeat an AP course. Consult your counselor if you are in need of repeating an AP course.

Summer School 2018

SUMMER 2018: Math Support is offering both One-Semester and One-Year courses this summer. Schedule and tuition information for semester classes is available on our website. Please call directly at (661) 255-1730 for One-Year Course information such as eligibility, tuition, and schedule. Restrictions may apply. All group courses will start and finish before the Fall semester begins; no group classes will be held on the Fourth of July.

Tuition

Accelerated Course Tuition

Private (1 to 1 ratio)

Math Course

Tuition ($1000 + $550 non-refundable deposit)

Digital Materials***

Printed Materials (Due at registration)

Science Course

Tuition ($1000 + $550 non-refundable deposit)

Digital Materials***

Printed Materials (Due at registration)

Science Lab Fee (Due at registration)

 

 

$1,550

FREE

$50

$1,550

FREE

$50

$350

***Opting for digital materials means that a pdf of the textbook will be sent to you to be printed at home. If the student doesn’t bring in their printed section, one section will be provided for free, but if the student fails to bring in their materials a second time, the full printed materials fee will be incurred.

Semester Class Tuition

Please contact our office to discuss your child’s specific needs and pricing options.

One-Year Class Tuition

Please contact our office to discuss your child’s specific needs and pricing options.

Small Class Sizes, Flexible Schedules

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