Potential high school math curriculum up for viewing

June 2, 2009

By Staff

Potential high school math curriculum up for viewingIssaquah School District officials are reviewing a potential new high school math curriculum for geometry and algebra. 

After an in-depth study of several curricula, district officials and teachers have recommended Discovering Mathematics and are now asking for community input. 

Parents can view materials and provide feedback at one of three open houses at the district administration building, 565 N.W. Holly St.:

6:30-8:30 p.m. June 2 

1:30-3:30 p.m. June 4

9-11 a.m. June 5

The math curriculum is one also recently reviewed by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. However, public instruction officials voted to approve Holt Mathematics, the math program they viewed as most strongly aligning with the state’s new math standards.

Districts do not have to use the Holt program. They have the option of selecting their own, as long as the new curriculum meets new state standards. 

After the initial open houses, the Instructional Materials Committee — parents, teachers and community members — will review the curriculum for bias, readability and fit with the district’s mission and charter. 

If that committee approves Discovering Mathematics, a proposal to adopt the curriculum will go before the school board in late June or July. If the committee doesn’t approve the curriculum, the process to adopt a new curriculum would stop.

Learn more at www.issaquah.wednet.edu; click on “high school math curriculum adoption.”


Second Avenue to close

Second Avenue will close from 9:35-9:55 a.m. and again from 10:40-11:15 a.m. June 5 to allow an Issaquah High School procession to walk from the high school, 700 Second Ave. S.E. to the community center, 301 Rainier Ave., and back.

City officials have authorized students to use the center for their annual senior assembly that day, since their gymnasium has been torn down for construction.

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