A2 Virtual+ Academy

Ann Arbor Public Schools


Math Acceleration Information Meetings for students entering grade 5 in the 2017-2018 school year are now concluded.  If you could not attend the meetings but would like information or if you would like to review the slides again; the presentation slide deck is shown below:


 6th Grade Online Math for 5th Graders 

A2 Virtual+ is excited to be able to offer 5th grade students access to an online Math 6 course in place of their 5th grade math course.  The requirements of this opportunity are explained in the slides above.  The application will be posted beginning April 11 after 11 am and will close on April 28 at 3 pm.  All materials need to be received by the Math Committee c/o Cindy Leaman no later than 3 pm on May 1, 2017. All information regarding how to apply, what to include, and where to send the application is included in the presentation above.

Criteria for acceptance into 2017-2018 Accelerated Online Math for 5th Graders

A student must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Parent must complete Online Learner Readiness Rubric and return with Application     Online Readiness Rubric Link

  • Reading level (925 lexile) (level S - textbook on 4th grade report card in Spring 2017)

  • NWEA Spring 2017 Math Score will need to be within the top 10% of Ann Arbor Public School 4th grade students .  (For reference: the top 10% students in 4th graders for Math during Winter 2017 had a NWEA score of 231 or better.  We found that students who fall outside the top 10% are not as successful.  This score is a strong indicator.)   A review is also made of the student’s NWEA in 2nd and 3rd grade to see the pattern of scoring holds true.  Remember the spring 2017 NWEA score is required and all students who apply must take this test.  AA Open students need to contact the principal to make arrangements.

  • M-Step scores in math need to be high.

  • Student report card should have a mark of "S" in all grade 4 Math, at least no marks of  “D” after the first marking period.

  • Social maturity and ability to work independently are critical.  The Learning/Social Behavior Section of the report card is reviewed.  Students should have a mark of "S" in all areas.  

  • Current 4th grade teacher will be asked to complete a confidential developmental readiness survey.

  • Student will need to complete a self-reporting developmental readiness survey.

  • Evidence or discussion of other extended math activities that the student participated in either at school or outside of the school day. (examples may include Kumon, Kanagroo Math, Academic Games, etc.)  The intent of this requirement is to ensure that students have an interest in math beyond only what is given in class.  The committee is not looking for anything specific.