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How long has Math Academy been around?Math Academy was established in 2007.

How many students are in Math Academy?Historically, Math Academy has had between 110200 students.

What is the boy/girl ratio in Math Academy?The boy/girl ratio is approximately 60/40.

What is the class schedule for Math Academy students?Math Academy students take Highly Accelerated Math, Honors English, Honors History, Honors Science, PE, and an elective.

What is the Highly Accelerated Math Pathway?The Highly Accelerated Math Pathway begins in 6th grade and combines 5 years of math into 3 years, allowing students to get farther in math in high school (e.g., Statistics in 12th grade). Students take Highly Accelerated CC Math 6/7 in 6th grade, Highly Accelerated CC Math 8/Algebra 1 in 7th grade, and CC Geometry in 8th grade.

Are Math Academy students in class with other Math Academy students?Yes. Math Academy students travel together from classtoclass in small cohorts. There may be honors students from other academies in English/history/science class and other academies/magnets in math class. Students mix most with students outside Math Academy in their elective and PE.

Can SAGE Magnet or Performing Arts Magnet/Academy students be in Math Academy?No. Students can only be in one Magnet/Academy. The Highly Accelerated Math Pathway is available to all students; however, that is not the same as being in Math Academy. Please note that students outside Math Academy may be together with Math Academy students in the same highly accelerated math class because of the limited number of highly accelerated math classes offered.

How much homework should Math Academy students expect?The amount of homework varies from day to day. A number of Math Academy teachers assign little to no homework. You can expect to have nightly homework for Math, which generally takes 2030 minutes. That being said, it depends on your student. Every student works at their own pace. Students are expected to read 2030 minutes per night. If they don't finish their classwork during the day, it might be sent home. There will also be projects throughout the year. Some of them will be done during class time, but others will be worked on at home. As they transition to middle school, they will improve their time management skills, which they will carry with them through life.

Are there Math Academy field trips, and where do they go?Yes, Math Academy students go on amazing field trips! There is typically at least 1 grade level field trip each year. Past destinations include the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the Ronald Reagan Library, Medieval Times, Will Geer Theatricum and Botanicum, and a walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles. There is also an annual overnight field trip for all of Math Academy to Pali Institute near Lake Arrowhead or CIMI (Catalina Island Marine Institute). In addition, students in 8th grade have the extraordinary opportunity to go on a 12day teacherled historical East Coast tour from Boston to Washington D.C.

Can parents get involved in Math Academy?Yes! Math Academy has a very active parent association called Friends of Math Academy (FOMA). Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Parents are also encouraged to contribute to the FOMA Annual Giving Campaign – the ask is $500 but any donation, large or small, is welcome and appreciated! These funds help pay for field trips, classroom supplies/technology, social events, and so much more!

How can I follow Math Academy on social media?Please follow Math Academy on our public Facebook page and on Instagram.

More questions?For all questions regarding admissions and the accelerated Math test, please email Erika Smith at esmith6@lausd.net For other questions about Math Academy or how to get involved, please email FOMA at mathacademyams@gmail.com

How long has Math Academy been around?Math Academy was established in 2007.

How many students are in Math Academy?Historically, Math Academy has had between 110200 students.

What is the boy/girl ratio in Math Academy?The boy/girl ratio is approximately 60/40.

What is the class schedule for Math Academy students?Math Academy students take Highly Accelerated Math, Honors English, Honors History, Honors Science, PE, and an elective.

What is the Highly Accelerated Math Pathway?The Highly Accelerated Math Pathway begins in 6th grade and combines 5 years of math into 3 years, allowing students to get farther in math in high school (e.g., Statistics in 12th grade). Students take Highly Accelerated CC Math 6/7 in 6th grade, Highly Accelerated CC Math 8/Algebra 1 in 7th grade, and CC Geometry in 8th grade.

Are Math Academy students in class with other Math Academy students?Yes. Math Academy students travel together from classtoclass in small cohorts. There may be honors students from other academies in English/history/science class and other academies/magnets in math class. Students mix most with students outside Math Academy in their elective and PE.

Can SAGE Magnet or Performing Arts Magnet/Academy students be in Math Academy?No. Students can only be in one Magnet/Academy. The Highly Accelerated Math Pathway is available to all students; however, that is not the same as being in Math Academy. Please note that students outside Math Academy may be together with Math Academy students in the same highly accelerated math class because of the limited number of highly accelerated math classes offered.

How much homework should Math Academy students expect?The amount of homework varies from day to day. A number of Math Academy teachers assign little to no homework. You can expect to have nightly homework for Math, which generally takes 2030 minutes. That being said, it depends on your student. Every student works at their own pace. Students are expected to read 2030 minutes per night. If they don't finish their classwork during the day, it might be sent home. There will also be projects throughout the year. Some of them will be done during class time, but others will be worked on at home. As they transition to middle school, they will improve their time management skills, which they will carry with them through life.

Are there Math Academy field trips, and where do they go?Yes, Math Academy students go on amazing field trips! There is typically at least 1 grade level field trip each year. Past destinations include the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the Ronald Reagan Library, Medieval Times, Will Geer Theatricum and Botanicum, and a walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles. There is also an annual overnight field trip for all of Math Academy to Pali Institute near Lake Arrowhead or CIMI (Catalina Island Marine Institute). In addition, students in 8th grade have the extraordinary opportunity to go on a 12day teacherled historical East Coast tour from Boston to Washington D.C.

Can parents get involved in Math Academy?Yes! Math Academy has a very active parent association called Friends of Math Academy (FOMA). Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Parents are also encouraged to contribute to the FOMA Annual Giving Campaign – the ask is $500 but any donation, large or small, is welcome and appreciated! These funds help pay for field trips, classroom supplies/technology, social events, and so much more!

How can I follow Math Academy on social media?Please follow Math Academy on our public Facebook page and on Instagram.

More questions?For all questions regarding admissions and the accelerated Math test, please email Erika Smith at esmith6@lausd.net For other questions about Math Academy or how to get involved, please email FOMA at mathacademyams@gmail.com
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