Welcome to the STEAM Academy’s accelerated math program! This class is part of a two-year sequence that will cover 7th- and 8th-grade Common Core standards as well as all of the material in Integrated I, which is the course normally taken by El Rancho 9th-graders. When you finish this class, you will have an excellent foundation for college prep mathematics and a deep understanding of algebra, geometry and statistics – plus a year of high school credit.The tests and assignments will be more demanding, and students will need to work harder to review and study for tests. This is also why seeking help outside of class is so important. Grades will be based on tests (50%); team projects and quizzes (20%); homework (20%); and a final exam (10%). Homework is assigned every night including weekends, and progress checks will be available through the district’s parent portal.