Course Selection for Math & Computer Science
Guidelines for course selection in math
If you plan on doing work this summer to advance in the Hotchkiss math curriculum, you must follow particular steps, as emailed by Mr. Almeida, Head of the Math and Computer Science Department. In brief, if you are planning any summer work in math with the goal of placing out of a course or with the goal of moving up to the honors track, you will need to fill out THIS APPLICATION FORM (link coming soon!) by June 8, 2023. But first, you should:
Please be in touch with Mr. Almeida if you or your parents have any questions. Thank you!
The flow chart below shows the sequence of math courses at Hotchkiss. Most students are recommended for the next course in the sequence, but your math teacher – in consultation with the head of department – might have alternate recommendations. Note that transitions between the 300- and 400-level courses, as well as those between higher levels, require the approval of the head of the math department. Please email Mr. Almeida directly if you would like to take a course not currently recommended by your math teacher.
Students in MA120Y or MA150Y who have geometry credit from their previous school will enroll in a 300-level course (MA320Y or MA350Y). If you have questions about whether you have geometry credit, please ask the head of department.