In Our Math Department

  • At SWVGS, students have opportunities to enroll in highly differentiated math courses. An exhaustive range of courses is offered so that all students benefit from classes with an appropriate level of challenge.

  • All students enroll in a non-elective math course each year.

  • Juniors are placed in an appropriate math course based on math placement scores, previously completed math courses, and individual background and goals.

  • All juniors enroll in Statistics I and II (MTH 241 and 242) where they learn appropriate methods for collection, organization, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. Students then apply these skills when designing, conducting and analyzing their independent research project.

  • Juniors may advance to a higher level mathematics course by completing 85% mastery of topics in the appropriate ALEKS course during the summer.

  • Seniors select their non-elective math course each semester based on success in their junior year math course and their career goals.

  • Seniors taking only one lab-based course may opt to take Analytic Geometry or Linear Algebra. These courses are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Seniors may choose to take Finite Mathematics if they prefer to take an additional math course in place of a second lab-based course or a science elective.

  • Students learn from instructors who LOVE mathematics. Teacher enthusiasm and extensive knowledge are obvious and inspiring to learners.