In Northside ISD, we believe that all students should have access to the course pathway that will prepare them for college, career, military and beyond. To support this effort, the MS Math Program has multiple entry points from students to access Accelerated and Advanced coursework. The courses offered in the MS Mathematics program are listed below, including a link to the Pacing Calendar for each course.
Middle School Math District Grading Policy
The district grading policy for middle school Math is as follows:
40% Formative
60% Summative
MS Math Course Overview
Course Name & Pacing Calendar 
NISD Prerequisite (or equivalent) 
STAAR/EOC Test 
Math 5 
STAAR 6 

Math 5 
STAAR 6 

Math 6 
STAAR 7 

Math 6 
STAAR 8 

Accelerated Math 6 
STAAR 8 

Math 7 
STAAR 8 

Accelerated PreAlgebra, MS Math Bridge 
Algebra EOC 
Academic Math at Jefferson MS
The Jefferson math program entails a dynamic and diverse learning experience that focuses on developing stronger mathematicians. The math program is designed to build on students' math skills through handson learning, technology, problem solving, and the mathematical processes in areas that range from number operations to financial literacy. At Jefferson, the top math priority is for students to become lifelong mathematical thinkers by gaining a deeper understanding of how math works and how to use it through real world applications.
Advanced MS Algebra
The Jefferson Advanced MS Algebra sets the pathway for college readiness. This course allows students to earn high school credit at the middle school level which affords them opportunities to earn college credits in high school through advanced math courses. In Advanced MS Algebra, students are challenged to engage in rigorous and complex problem solving tasks to prepare them for future advanced math courses. This math course is designed to build on students' mathematical foundation through handson learning, technology, and the mathematical processes in areas that range from linear equations to quadratic and exponential functions. At Jefferson, the top math priority is for students to become lifelong mathematical thinkers by gaining a deeper understanding of how math works and how to use it through real world applications.