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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.

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6th Grade Math: 

In the Math class, students will progress through the 6th Grade Math state standards (TEKS).  Topics covered include fraction and decimal operations, interpreting graphs and data, area of various polygons, proportions, percents, integers, equations, inequalities, financial literacy, and more.  Students are given support with tutoring times available. In May, students will take the 6th Grade Math STAAR test.

Accelerated 6th Grade Math:

In the Accelerated Math class, students will progress through the curriculum at a faster pace.  By the end of the year, they will have learned all of the 6th Grade Math state standards, (TEKS), and approximately half of the 7th grade TEKS. 7th grade Accelerated Math covers the remaining 7th grade TEKS, and all of the 8th grade TEKS.  This allows students to take Advanced Algebra in 8th grade for high school credit.  Any student can register for the Accelerated 6th Grade Math class.   A teacher recommendation is not needed, just contact your child’s counselor to request it.  Students in Accelerated Math classes are given needed support and tutoring times are available.  In May, Accelerated students will take the 6th Grade Math STAAR test.

7th Grade Math:

In the Math class, students will progress through the 7th Grade Math state standards (TEKS).  Topics covered include fraction and decimal operations, interpreting graphs and data, area, circumference, and volume, advanced proportions, percentages, 2-step equations, inequalities, financial literacy, and more.  Students are given support with tutoring times available. In May, students will take the 7th Grade Math STAAR test.

Accelerated 7th Grade Math:

In the Accelerated Math class, students will progress through the curriculum at a faster pace.  By the end of the year, they will have learned the second half of the 7th Grade Math state standards (TEKS) - the first half having been covered in Accelerated 6th Grade Math.  They will then cover the entire set of 8th grade TEKS, preparing them to move on to Advanced Algebra in 8th grade for high school credit. Students in Accelerated Math classes are given needed support and tutoring times are available.  To enroll in Accelerated 7th Grade Math, students must have taken 6th grade Accelerated Math the previous year.  If your child took Regular Math in 6th grade, please contact your counselor about the Bridge opportunities offered by the district. In April, Accelerated students will take the 8th Grade Math STAAR test.  

8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra):

In the Math class, students will progress through the 8th Grade Math state standards (TEKS).  Topics covered include interpreting graphs and data, volume and surface area, financial literacy, and a heavy emphasis on Pre-Algebra topics.  Students are given support with tutoring times available. In April, students will take the 8th Grade Math STAAR test.

Advanced Algebra:

In Advanced Algebra, 8th grade students will progress through the state standards (TEKS) for high school Algebra I.  They will earn high school credit with successful completion of the course.  Due to the high school credit, high school requirements such as attendance (8 absences or less per semester) and semester exams will be applied.  To enroll in Advanced Algebra, students must have completed Accelerated 7th Grade Math the year before.  In May, students will take the Algebra I End-Of-Course Exam (EOC).  It is one of 5 EOC state exams students must pass as part of high school graduation requirements.

Math SCE:

Math SCE is a support class that a student has in addition to their regular math classes.  The SCE teacher works with students to address their skill gaps from previous years and provides support to help them be successful in their current year math classes.

Brouse, Jesse All grades

BBA Computer Information Systems at Colorado Mesa University

13th year overall and 9th year at Stevenson

Math SCE 6-8

Galan, Mandy 6

The University of Texas at San Antonio

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies

This is my 18th year teaching, 8th year at Stevenson

6th grade math

Halpern, Kellye 6  

Texas State University- San Marcos

BS in Interdisciplinary Studies

MEd in Middle School Math Teaching

13 years teaching... all at Stevenson MS!

6th grade on level math

6th grade accelerated math

Hernandez, Debbie 8

Abilene Christian University/Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

30 years teaching experience/ 10 years at Stevenson

8th Pre-Algebra/Adv MS Algebra 1

Math Department Coordinator

Jordan, Kelly All grades

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) - MEd. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) - BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

15 years teaching middle school math (6th-8th grade) and 3 years at Stevenson MS

Currently teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade SCE Math

Koenigs, Janalle 8

Texas A&M University/Bachelor of Business Administration

20 years experience/9 at Stevenson

8th Pre-Algebra/Adv MS Algebra 1

Menchey, Jeffrey 7

Texas A&M University - San Antonio 

4  years teaching - 1st year at Stevenson

7th grade math and 8th grade pre-algebra

Slater, Kevin 7  

Retired Air Force (31 years)

Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center (Russian)

Excelsior College, NY

BS, Liberal Studies (Russian)

MS, Criminal Justice (Emergency Management)

7 years teaching math at Stevenson MS

6th and 7th grade math

Volpe, Valentina 7

SUNY at New Paltz - BA in Secondary Education 7-12 with a minor in Math

University of Scranton - MS in Curriculum and Instruction

17 years in Northside -  3 at Stevenson

Currently teaching 7th grade Accelerated Math and 7th grade Math Bridge

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