Not every parent knows, but the standard Common Core Math Pathway does not allowe students to take all the classes they want to/need to be very competitive for college applications. Sample Common Core Math (“CCM”) Pathway:
With this pathway, students will not be able to take AP Calculus in their high-school career at all, and the highest-level math they can show colleges for grade-based consideration is Algebra 2 (they will be in Precalculus when they apply). Many colleges, especially private ones prefer to see AP Calculus already completed so they can be assured that students can handle “college-level courses”. Generally, the more AP’s that students can score well in, the better it will be for their college application.
The standard common core pathway restricts a student’s ability to take additional AP courses, so many students look to advance through math courses.
Advancing through a course is something that should be taken seriously and it is imperative that their foundations are solid throughout. Otherwise what’s the point? Summit Tutoring can help solidify foundations with our Test Prep courses.
Please see here for additional details on our most requested math advancement courses:
7th CCM Test Prep or 8th CCM Test Prep
Algebra 1 or Geometry or Algebra 2 Prep