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**Mary Minucci, Assistant Principal**

The Mathematics department at Fort Hamilton High School offers a variety of courses to accommodate the needs of students at all academic levels – from classes designed to support incoming students with Algebra skills to Advanced Placement courses. Students at Fort Hamilton High School are prepared to meet the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics.

It is important for parents and students to know that in order to graduate from high school in New York State, a student must complete six (6) terms of mathematics (including two terms of advanced mathematics such as Geometry or Algebra II) and pass at least one academic level NYS Regents examination. Students who are college-bound and wish to obtain an Advanced Regents diploma will have to pass three Regents examinations (Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II). Students are expected to take mathematics in all four years in alignment with College Board recommendations.

In order to be college and career-ready, students are expected to complete three full units (years) of mathematics: Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II and pass each respective Regents exam with at least one of the exam grades being 70% or above.

**Algebra**

- two-term sequence (Regents)
- two-term sequence (Regents Honors)

**Geometry**

- two-term sequence (Regents)
- two-term sequence (Regents Honors)

**Algebra II**

- two-term sequence (Regents)
- two-term sequence (Regents Honors)

**Advanced Courses**

- Pre-Calculus
- Advanced Placement Calculus
- Advanced Placement Statistics

**Elective Courses:**

- Financial Algebra
- Coding
- Computer Networking and Hardware Design

The Balanced Literacy Initiative is incorporated into all of the courses offered by the Mathematics department. To receive a (complete) mathematics education, students should be able to approach everyday problems employing the skills of reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary as well as mathematics.

Our experience indicates that students who tend to do well in mathematics maintain excellent attendance, hone their skills through homework practice, ask questions in class when there is something that is not clear to them and attend tutoring sessions in school when they feel they need extra support. We are fortunate to have a number of free tutoring services available to students at Fort Hamilton High School.