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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. The Loyola Program for Talented Math Students is based on a similar program that has been offered by Johns Hopkins University since 1979, and is currently offered by several other leading universities across the country (i.e.; Northwestern University and Duke University).

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. 

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  • Honors Algebra 1 Eligibility

    The LAPTMS qualifying exam for Honors Algebra will take place at Loyola Academy on March 2, 2019, 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 90th percentile or above in math on the most recent standardized test and have a recommendation from a current math teacher or principal.
    • Students must earn a qualifying score on the LAPTMS exam in order to be invited to the program.
  • Honors Geometry Eligibility

    The LAPTMS qualifying exam for Honors Geometry will take place at Loyola Academy on May 11, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The test will include a full year Algebra exam.
    • In order to take the LAPTMS qualifying exam, students must have a score of 90th percentile or above in math on the most recent standardized test and have a recommendation from a current math teacher or principal.
    • 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 scores 85% or higher in LAPTMS Honors Algebra 1 is automatically eligible for Geometry.
  • 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 take place during Loyola’s first class session (7:45 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.).

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