The West Hartford Public High Schools’ Mathematics Program embraces a standards based approach that reflects a balance between the development of conceptual understandings and procedural skills. Our program is grounded within four key areas: high expectations for all learners, promotion of inquiry and conjecture, reasoning and sense making, and habits of mind. The program facilitates inquiry and exploration of real world phenomenon utilizing technology. Instruction for all students includes a common core of topics aligned with the Connecticut’s Standards for Mathematics. The courses focus on exploring mathematical content through multiple representations including algebraic, numerical, graphical, and tabular. A sequence of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II will result in college and career readiness. Additional courses are recommended for students considering college majors in mathematics, engineering,other science related fields or business. Competitive college preparatory and honors courses provide students with content and/or rigor beyond what is expected in a college preparatory course. Experience has shown that a final mark of C or above is needed to assure success in the subsequent mathematics course. You should plan to repeat the course if you earned a D, preferably in summer school. If you do not have a full credit in a prerequisite you may not enroll in the next course. Department permission is required to change courses during the school year.