Accelerated Math Program: Regents Algebra I Info


Algebra I is the first course in a Regents sequence aligned with the Common Core standards which culminates with the New York State Regents Exam in June. Topics will include relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations and their graphs, descriptive statistics, linear and exponential functions, polynomial and quadratic expressions, equations and functions, and synthesis of modeling with equations and functions. Students are selected to participate in Accelerated Math based on a number of criteria:

  • The Math Skills Exam

  • Report Card Grades

  • Complete and thoughtful application form


The Math Skills Exam will cover a breadth of mathematical skills and practices that your child should have mastered in the last four years of their mathematics education. This includes computation skills, problem solving skills, and mathematical relationship skills taught in fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. All seventh grade students will take this exam during their regularly scheduled math class in early June. More information about how to help your child prepare is attached to this letter. Application forms will be distributed in early June.

The selected students will take Algebra I and do NOT participate in 8th grade Math. To support all participating students as they transition from seventh grade mathematics to the High School Algebra I course, a prerequisite, independent summer work assignment has been developed.


Each year that we have offered this program the staff at BUGS has been overwhelmed and impressed by the talent pool. Please encourage your child to continue to work hard and do their best. If your student applies and qualifies for the acceleration program in mathematics, you will be notified in writing in late June.