Math and World Language Placement

Math and World Language Placement

The process detailed below has worked well for GW, however we recognize that we are living and learning in extraordinary circumstances right now. We will offer a placement confirmation assessment for both math and world language during Ninth Grade Academy for anybody who feels they may have been mis-placed as a result of challenges associated with remote learning.

MATH PLACEMENT

We will place students into a math class based on the math class in which they are currently enrolled and/or teacher recommendation.

If you are currently enrolled in:

  • 8th Grade Algebra – you will most likely be enrolled in Integrated Math 1, with an option to earn honors credit by completing enrichment opportunities to deepen your mastery of concepts learned in this course.
  • 8th Grade Algebra Honors – you will most likely be enrolled in Integrated Math 2 Honors.
  • Geometry (or its equivalent) – you will most likely be enrolled in IB Math.

If you are hoping to be placed in a different math class then listed here, or if you are currently taking a math class higher than Geometry, please email our Mathematics department chair, Joseph Bolz (joseph_bolz@dpsk12.org), so that we can ensure correct placement. If you are interested in the full listing of math courses we offer, please click HERE.

If you currently attend a public middle school in Denver Public Schools:
Your teacher will automatically send us your recommendation. That recommendation is based on the class you are currently taking.

If you currently attend a charter school, private school, or an out of district school:
As part of the online course request form, you will be asked to submit your current teacher’s email address. S/he will fill out a recommendation for a class for next year. Talk to your teacher to ensure you are both on the same page!

WORLD LANGUAGE PLACEMENT

If you have already taken one or more years of a world language, we will place you into a higher level based on number of years you’ve taken the language and/or teacher recommendation. On your course request form we will ask students to provide the number of years they’ve been studying the world language. We will use this information along with teacher recommendations to place students in higher levels of Spanish and French.

If you currently attend a public middle school in Denver Public Schools:
Your teacher will automatically send us your recommendation. That recommendation is based on the class you are currently taking.

If you currently attend a charter school, private school, or an out of district school:
As part of the online course request form, you will be asked to submit your current teacher’s email address. S/he will fill out a recommendation for a class for next year. Talk to your teacher to ensure you are both on the same page!