6-12 Mathematics Department Placement Recommendations

    The Mathematics Department Placement Policy includes grade prerequisites for entry into subsequent mathematics courses/levels and the current teacher's recommendation. In addition to the grade prerequisites, careful attention will be paid to individual learning styles and individual scores in standards-based assessments to truly make sure that students are placed correctly. Thoughtful consideration was given to these prerequisites and the benefits of adopting them, mainly to have students enroll in a course commensurate with their needs and past achievement and to maintain the integrity of the sequential courses. Criteria for placement has been developed for the benefit of all students at Duxbury Public Schools. The policies in place are to ensure that every child can reach their full potential in being placed in a course that is appropriate for their ability level. Overrides in course placement must be pursued through the process outlined in the guidance office. 

     Advanced Placement Criteria:

    Includes an approved AP Mathematics Application in addition to the minimum grade prerequisites below:

    AP Calculus BC

    AP Calculus AB

    AP Probability and Statistics

    95% or higher in Course 230


    80% or higher in Course 230


    95% or higher in Course 231

    80% or higher in 220 or 230 or 85% or higher in Course 231


    New Students:

    For students new to Duxbury, the mathematics supervisor will make a placement recommendation to guidance based upon the student’s performance in their previous school system and on state standardized assessments. In instances where there is a lack of information or a discrepancy in recommendation, students will be asked to sit down for a placement exam to determine the appropriate course and level.