Sequence of Mathematics Courses

High School Graduation Requirements: 4 credits of math during Grades 9-12, including one course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite. Algebra I or Geometry may be included on high school transcripts, but students will still be required to earn four credits during high school.

Sequence of Mathematics Courses

The mathematics program at Northland Preparatory Academy (NPA) follows an orderly progression through a series of courses that each build upon the previous courses from the sequence.

  • Incoming sixth graders are assessed and placed in either Math 6 or Pre-Algebra, depending on their math capabilities at that time.
  • New students who enter NPA after sixth grade are assessed and placed at the appropriate level in the math course sequence. Students then progress through the sequence, as diagrammed below.
  • Algebra I and Geometry credits earned in middle school may be included on high school transcripts to boost GPA, but students will still be required to earn four credits during high school.
  • High School Graduation Requirements: 4 credits of math during Grades 9-12, to include at least one course beyond Algebra II.

Upper-Level Courses

While the diagram above illustrates many of the possible movements through the course sequence past Algebra II, it should be noted that the movements depicted are not exhaustive. There is the potential for some flexibility in moving between these courses, and each student’s progression is handled on an individual basis. Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB will continue to be a required prerequisite for AP Calculus BC. For AP Statistics, students have the potential to transition into this course from a number of different courses the previous year (Statistics and Applied Math is not a prerequisite for AP Statistics).