High School Math Placement Protocol
Placement in appropriate math courses is critical for students during middle and high school. Proper placement in the sequence of math courses reduces barriers to learning as well as ensures that students are competitive for college admissions, including admissions to the California State Universities (CSU) and University of California (UC) colleges. CSU and UC systems recommend that students take a rigorous math course (pre-calculus or higher) during their senior year. The below placement is based on students who earn a C or better during second semester. Students who earn a D or F are recommended to retake the course during restart classes, summer school or in Pearson (online credit recovery).
The below placement is for students who did not complete Algebra 1 or Math 1 in 8th grade:
* MSJC Math 105/110 is a dual enrollment math course offered at SJHS. The criteria to enter that class requires that a student complete a MSJC application and take the MSJC placement test and score into college algebra or pass math 90/96 with a C or better. Additionally, students are required to a have a total grade point average of a 3.0.