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Mathematics Department

Summer Bridge Program

 

February 1, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This letter is to advise you of a unique opportunity available to current seventh graders in the Northport-East Northport School District. The Pre-Algebra Summer Bridge Program is offered to qualifying Math 7 students who wish to enroll in the Algebra I AB class during 8th grade. The program is designed to prepare participants for an accelerated study of mathematics and to “bridge” the curriculum gaps between Math 7 and Algebra.

Due to the brisk pace and demanding nature of the course, students must be fully committed to the program and independently motivated in order to succeed and achieve the goal of accelerated placement. It is recommended that participants demonstrate exceptional achievement in Math 7, as indicated by report card performance grades.  Additional factors, such as NWEA performance and work habits, will be considered for enrollment.  I encourage you to consult your child’s math teacher prior to submitting an application.

For planning and decision-making, the tentative face-to-face meeting times for the program are indicated below. Should your child wish to apply for enrollment in the program, kindly complete the enclosed application and return it by April 27 to Mr. Michael Toppi, c/o of ENMS, 1075 Fifth Avenue, East Northport, NY 11731. Enrollment is limited; therefore, the 25 most highly qualified applicants will be selected for the program. A brief program orientation will be held in late May; registered students will receive notification with further details.

June 2: 9 - 11AM July 10: 9 - 10:30AM July 24: 9 - 11AM 
June 9: 9 - 11AM July 11: 9 - 10:30AM July 25: 9 - 10:30AM 
June 16: 9 - 11AM July 12: 9 - 10:30AM July 26: 9 - 10:30AM
June 18: 4 – 5:30PM July 16: 9 - 10:30AM July 30: 9 - 10:30AM 
June 25: 9 - 10:30AM July 17: 9 - 10:30AM July 31: 9 - 10:30AM 
June 26: 9 - 10:30AM July 18: 9 - 10:30AM August 1: 9AM - 12PM 
July 9: 9AM - 12PM July 23: 9 - 11AM August 2: 11AM - 1PM (Final)

Enrollment in the Pre-Algebra Summer Bridge Program does not guarantee placement in Algebra I AB next fall. Program participants must demonstrate adequate progress on benchmark assessments (online and in class) throughout the course, and are expected to maintain a minimum average of 90 in order to demonstrate readiness for accelerated placement in the fall. Please be advised that extra help is not available to students during the Summer Bridge Program.

Sincerely,

Robin Rann

District Chairperson of Mathematics