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Junior High Talented Math Program

Loyola Academy is offering a program for talented junior high math students. The Loyola Academy Program for Talented Math Students (LAPTMS) will seek to develop the talents of the area’s brightest math students by offering an accelerated math curriculum in which participants will have the opportunity to complete Advanced Placement Calculus and post-Calculus courses by the end of high school.

Loyola Academy’s Program for Talented Math Students is open to students entering at the Algebra 1 or Geometry level of math. Students may begin the program in 7th or 8th grade. Program cost is $1,000.

Contact

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  • Photo of Denise Damasco

    Mrs. Denise Damasco 

    Teacher
    (847) 920-2607

Information

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  • Honors Algebra 1 Eligibility

    The LAPTMS qualifying exam for Honors Algebra will take place on February 24, 2024, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. No calculators are permitted.
    • In order to take the LAPTMS qualifying exam, students must have a score of 88th percentile or above in math on a nationally normed standardized test taken in the spring of 2023 or the current school year. A recommendation from a current math teacher is also required.
    • Students must earn a qualifying score on the LAPTMS exam in order to be invited to the program.
  • Registration for the Honors Algebra Qualifying Exam

    In order to register a student for the Honors Algebra Qualifying Exam, we must receive the materials indicated below by February 15, 2024.
    • Honors Algebra Qualifying Exam registration form available here.
    • A copy of the student's recent standardized test results (88th percentile or above in math on a nationally normed standardized test taken in the spring of 2023 or the current school year) sent to ddamasco@loy.org. You must include the student's first name, last name, and current school in the email.
    • A recommendation from a current math teacher. Recommendations should be made using the recommendation form available here. Please give the form to the student's teacher. 
  • Honors Geometry Eligibility

    The LAPTMS qualifying exam for Honors Geometry will take place on May 4, 2024, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The test will include a full year Algebra exam. Scientific calculators, TI-83 and TI-84 calculators are permitted for the Algebra skills portion of the exam. TI-89, TI-92 or calculators with a QWERTY keyboard are not allowed.
    • In order to take the LAPTMS qualifying exam, students must have a score of 88th percentile or above in math on a nationally normed standardized test taken in the spring of 2023 or the current school year. A recommendation from a current math teacher is also required.
    • Students must earn a qualifying score on the LAPTMS exam in order to be invited to the program.
    • Prerequisite: Algebra 1
    Note: A student who maintains a B or higher in LAPTMS Honors Algebra 1 is automatically eligible for Geometry.
  • Registration for the Honors Geometry Qualifying Exam

    In order to register a student for the Honors Algebra Qualifying Exam, we must receive the materials indicated below by April 26, 2024.
    • Honors Geometry Qualifying Exam registration form available here.
    • A copy of the student's recent standardized test results (88th percentile or above in math on a nationally normed standardized test taken in the spring of 2023 or the current school year sent to ddamasco@loy.org. You must include the student's first name, last name, and current school in the email.
    • A recommendation from a current math teacher. Recommendations should be made using the recommendation form available here. Please give the form to the student's teacher.
  • LAPTMS Math Curriculum

    Following is the projected course sequence taken by a Loyola student who enrolls in LAPTMS. Students may begin the program with Honors Algebra in 7th or 8th grade or begin with Honors Geometry in 8th grade.

    Honors Algebra 1
    Honors Geometry
    Honors Algebra 2
    Honors Pre-Calculus
    AP Calculus BC
    Multivariable Calculus/Linear Algebra or Honors Discrete Math (if completed Algebra in 7th grade and Geometry in 8th grade)
  • Class Schedule

    LAPTMS classes follow the Loyola school calendar and takes place daily (7:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.).

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