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Advanced Mathematics and Algebra Academy

Program Description

Advanced Level Mathematics (ALM)

Program Description

The Advanced Level Mathematics (ALM) program is designed for students in grades 5 – 7 with a demonstrated readiness to learn math at a faster pace and to experience a variety of engaging math challenges. Classes meet daily and present the grade level curriculum at a faster pace. The fast pace of the program allows the students to use the saved time to attempt math challenges and rigorous math problems that will extend the students’ thinking and challenge them to apply their mathematical understanding to novel situations. The Algebra course in grade 8 is designed for students with a demonstrated ability to pursue mathematics at an accelerated level. Students will take Algebra I in lieu of the standard grade 8 curriculum. Students that successfully complete Algebra I in grade 8 typically enroll in Honors Geometry in Grade 9.

Students interested in the program would be asked to submit an application including:

  • An End-of-Course exam based on learning from the prior year

  • Benchmark test for current grade level

  • Problem-Solving test for students applying for ALM in grades 5, 6 or 7

or             

  • The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test for students applying for Algebra in grade 8

Application Process

  1. For non-resident applicants, if your student is currently registered with his/her resident district, download  and complete the Notice of Intent to Participate Form.  Submit this form by December 1, 2017 to your home district or charter school and obtain a signed receipt acknowledging that you submitted the form.  Keep the receipt for your records.  By law, a resident district must be informed if a student intends to participate in the choice program. 
  2. Download and complete the General Choice Application or contact the Parent Information Center to have it mailed to you.
  3. Collect the following documents: a) An official school transcript; b) A recommendation from your math teacher
  4. Mail the General Choice Application together with all of the documents listed above no later than December 1, 2017 to:
      SBMS Choice Program Coordinator
      Attention: Stefanie Negro, Principal
      1252 Yardville-Allentown Road
      Allentown, NJ  08501
  5. Following the receipt of the application and all of the documents listed above, students will be asked to come to Stone Bridge Middle School to sit for the following assessments:
                A. An End-of-Course exam based on learning from the prior year
                B. A Benchmark test for current grade level
                C. A Problem-Solving test for students applying for ALM in grades 5, 6 or 7
or               
                 The Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test for students applying for Algebra in grade 8

Please note: Testing administration will take place in the Stone Bridge Middle School G&T Room at  3:00 p.m. on the following dates: December 4th; December 6th; and December 7th.  Students are encouraged to take the two separate tests on two separate dates.  Each test will take no more than an hour. Once an application is received, the school will coordinate the testing dates with the parent/guardian of the applicant.

CONTACT INFORMATION 
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Stone Bridge Middle School Main Office
1252 Yardville-Allentown Road
Allentown, NJ 08501
(609) 259-7292 ext. 5800
Stone Bridge Middle School Choice Coordinator Stefanie Negro, Principal
(609) 259-7292 ext. 5800