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Course Selection

The Lynbrook Course Selection Guide, or course catalogue, provides valuable information on course descriptions by department, college admissions testing, guidance and planning, and educational options.

Supplemental Materials

Math Placement

Math Placement Policy

The California Mathematics Placement Act was passed in 2015 and is intended to ensure use of a fair, objective, and transparent mathematics placement protocol that limits the use of subjective criteria in placement decisions. The FUHSD Board of Trustees affirms that such a protocol will help students and families make informed decisions that will result in an appropriate 9th grade mathematics placement.

1. Placement in mathematics courses is determined by a student’s course request and verified by the parent/guardian through the course verification process. FUHSD staff provide guidance to students and parents about the District’s math course offerings during the course selection process, including course information sessions, online, and printed materials.

2. The following measures are used to guide placement in 9th grade math courses:

  • District-approved diagnostic assessments;
  • Standardized assessment scores from 7th and 8th grade, when available; and
  • Course performance, including grades, from 8th grade.

3. For students receiving special education services, final course placement will be determined by the IEP team.

4. Within the first month of the school year, school staff will conduct a review of 9th grade math course enrollment based on 8th grade course enrollment and final grades, diagnostic assessment results, and standardized test results. If a student previously received passing scores in the course and earned proficient ratings on the related assessments, school staff will consult with the student, parent/guardian, and current math teacher to discuss advancing the student to the next course in the sequence.

Parent/Guardian and Pupil Recourse for Challenging Mathematics Placement

The District acknowledges the need to offer clear and timely recourse for each student and their parent/guardian who has questions about their student’s mathematics course placement. The District enumerates the following steps:

  • A parent/guardian may request a meeting with school staff to review and discuss the measures used to inform their student’s mathematics course selection.
  • A parent/guardian may request that the pupil be placed in a course against the professional recommendation of site staff. This request may occur as part of the course selection process, or may require additional documentation.

Public Reporting of Mathematics Placement Policy and Results

Pursuant to Section 51224.7 of the Education Code, district staff will report annually to the Board on the aggregate pupil placement data, demonstrating that all students are appropriately and fairly placed in mathematics courses as described above.

FUHSD Graduation Requirements

A student must earn a minimum 220 units, meeting specific course and subject area requirements, in order to receive a high school diploma:

CONTENT AREA

CREDITS

English

40

Social Studies

30

Mathematics

20

Science

20

Physical Education

20

Electives

70

Selective Electives*

20

*Selective Electives

Students must complete 10 credits each in two (2) of the following three (3) areas:

  • Applied Academics: Career Technical Education, Business, Computer Science, Industrial Technology, Living Skills, Work Experience
  • Visual/Performing Arts: Art, Music, Theatre Arts
  • World Languages: Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish

For more information about graduation requirements, please refer to the District Course Selection Guide or your high school's Guidance Office.