Parker School enrolls students in math courses by their ability as opposed to their current grade level. Selections are made on the basis of previous performance, teacher recommendations and placement exams. Advanced placement currently begins at grade 5 and will be extended to grade 4 by next school year.
We provide our students with a learning atmosphere that both stimulates further inquiry and challenges at manageable levels. Students who have the capacity to work above grade level have the opportunity to experience college level courses like AP Calculus AB and BC while still in high school. Some of our recent graduates have received national recognition for their high school performance on standardized tests, like the PSAT, and SAT, and through national competitions like Math League.
For students who find their strengths in other subjects, Parker offers courses to meet high school graduation requirements within a supportive environment that both strengthens foundational skills and introduces new concepts in gradual sequence. Individualized math instruction and extra help is available though student based National Honor Society and from dedicated teachers who make themselves available outside of class.