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Math Course Pathway Guides for Parents and Students

Produced by REL West


Research shows students who take four years of high school math are better prepared for college coursework. Therefore, it is important that parents and students work closely with teachers and school counselors to map out a course-taking plan that will best support academic success in postsecondary school.

These planning guides, developed by REL West, are designed to guide and inform conversations among parents, students, teachers, and/or school counselors, with the goal of ensuring students enroll in the necessary math courses to set them on the path to college success.

The two-page guides provide:

  • Information on what the experts say about the importance of four years of high school math
  • Questions to ask school counselors and teachers
  • Space to record important contacts and dates
  • Checklist of helpful documents
  • Infographic detailing the standard high school math pathways, from grade 6 to grade 12
  • Space to map the student’s math course sequence

Download the appropriate guide based on language preference; specific math pathway offered at your student’s school or district (integrated or traditional); and a math sample sequence of math courses: Math Analysis, Precalculus, or Statistics.

Integrated Math Pathways

Traditional Math Pathways

Resource Details

Product Information

Copyright: 2017
Format: PDF
Pages: 2
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences