All math classes at Nashua Catholic are leveled. There are three levels of classes: General Math, Advanced Math, and Honors Math. Because each student is unique, it would be difficult to determine placement by simply looking at previous report card grades. Pacing, grading, and content matter is not always consistent among schools. An “A” in Math at one school does not necessarily translate to the same content and knowledge for an “A” at another school.
Therefore, all students will be expected to take a placement assessment in the spring to determine their placement for the fall. Typically, we have only one section of honors, and the other sections are equally split between Advanced and General. All classes are at minimum on grade-level, but by the end of 8th Grade, our Honors students are generally one full year ahead in Math.
The Honors class requires not just an exposure to certain key concepts, but require a solid comprehension of these concepts in a very fast-paced environment. Not all students are prepared for the rigor of this level. The other two levels in Math cover the same material, just at differing paces and levels of complexity. As a department, we strive to ensure that all students are challenged while working at a level matched to their abilities.
MATHCOUNTS heightens student interest in mathematics by making math achievement challenging and exciting. Nashua Catholic students participate in regional MathCounts competitions.
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Nashua Catholic offers its Science and Math Students an extended S.T.E.A.M. program which includes a number of speakers, activities, and experiments.