“Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations, or algorithms: it is about understanding.”
 William Paul Thurston
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 
Descriptions
Math 6  provides a foundation for on level students. 
Accelerated Math 6  extends and connects 6th grade TEKS to aligned 7th grade TEKS 
Math 7  builds on the 6th grade foundation for on level students 
Accelerated PreAlgebra **students from Accelerated Math 6  connect components from 7th grade TEKS into the 8th grade curriculum; builds a foundation for Advanced MS Algebra I 
Math Bridge I **students from Math 6 or Accelerated Math 6  integrates 7th and 8th grade curriculum; builds a foundation for Advanced MS Algebra I 
PreAlgebra 8  builds a foundation for Algebra for on level students 
Advanced MS Algebra I **students from Accelerated Pre Algebra or Math Bridge I  builds a foundation to solve problems using linear, quadratic and exponential functions 
Math Department Teachers
6th Grade:
 Miranda Gunn
 Sydney Harvey
 Regina Villafranca
7th Grade:
 Michelle Libby
 Samuel Catlin
 Carrie Summit
8th Grade:
 Simon Guajardo
 Paola Kisel
 Jessica Ley
 Tracey Tanner
 Brandon Tate