• The 2019-2020 5th-grade math Acceleration Application is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

     

    The family presentation nights the slides are below:

     

    It is highly suggested that all families who are looking to apply should try the free three-hour trial.  

    For the link to the application click here
     
     
     
     

     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 for this opportunity are explained in the information evenings.  The application will be posted beginning April 3, 2019, after 11 am and will close on April 30, 2019,  at 3 pm.  All materials need to be received by the Math Committee c/o Cindy Leaman no later than 3 pm on May 3, 2019. All information regarding how to apply, what to include, and where to send the application was included in the presentation.
     
    The online math courses use a program called ALEKS. We encourage students that are considering the program to spend a couple of hours learning in the platform. There is a free trial that allows students to work for up to three hours within 48 hours of signing up for the trial account.
     
    Here is a link to set-up a trial account: https://www.aleks.com/free_trial/consumer
     
     
     

    Criteria for acceptance into 2019-2020 Accelerated Online Math for 5th Graders

    A student must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • The parent/guardian must complete Online Learner Readiness Rubric and return with Application     Online Readiness Rubric Link

    • Reading level (925 Lexile) (nothing lower than 3 marks for the 4th-grade report card in Spring 2019)

    • NWEA Spring 2019 Math Score will need to be within the top 10% of Ann Arbor Public School 4th grade students.

      (For reference: the top 10% of 4th-grade students during Spring 2018 had an NWEA Math score of 240 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 2019 NWEA score is required and all students who apply must take this test.  AA Open students need to contact the principal to make arrangements for taking the spring NWEA.  The NWEA score weighs heavily in the decision as the majority of the grades earned in this program come from tests.  Students who are not yet good test takers should wait.

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

    • The student report card should have marks in grade 4, especially Math, that reflect a high meeting of standards (no lower than 3 marks and there should be some 4 marks)

    • 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 "3,4" in all areas.  

    • The current 4th-grade teacher will be asked to complete a confidential developmental readiness survey. Do not request a letter of recommendation from the child's teacher this survey is all that is needed for the application.  

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

    • Required: provide evidence or discuss other extended math activities that the student participated in either at school or outside of the school day. (examples may include Kumon, Kangaroo 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 but expects all students to submit something.

    Once accepted, students must follow the Math Acceleration Guidelines.

     

    Course sequence guide for planning purposes is linked here.