Accelerated Math Course
The Accelerated Math Course (AMC) in Orange Unified is for 6th grade students who wish to participate in a double accelerated math pathway while in our secondary schools. AMC is a very rigorous course with a lot of content needing to be mastered in a short time frame, thus students need to be highly motivated and independent learners in order to be successful.
This course is done either concurrently with their 6th grade math program in an after school setting or it is done during the summer before 7th grade. It is a blended online learning program where most of the content is delivered online through our learning management system (PowerSchool) and students meet face-to-face with teachers to review concepts and take assessments.
All 6th grade students undergo a universal screening two times a year for placement in either the Winter/Spring session of AMC (screenings are done in September/October) or in the summer session of AMC (screenings are done in March/April). Parents are contacted by mail if their students qualify.
To participate in Winter/Spring AMC, students must meet the following criteria:
- 515 or higher overall score on the iReady Math Diagnostic Assessment
To participate in Summer AMC, students must meet the following criteria:
- 538 or higher overall score on the iReady Math Diagnostic Assessment
Just participating in the AMC course does not automatically place students in our double accelerated math pathway. They must meet qualifying measures at the end of the course, which include:
- An end of course grade in AMC of 80% or higher (including 80% or higher on all module tests)
- Quantile Measure on the HMH Math Inventory of 1030 or higher (high school math readiness level)
- 85% or higher on our High School Math Readiness Assessment
If students do meet the above criteria at the end of the AMC course, then they will be recommended for placement in Math I Honors as a 7th grade student. Please note that charter schools in the Orange Unified School District may have their own criteria for placement in Math I Honors as a 7th grade student.