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Mathematics Department

Summer Bridge Program


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 and has not already done so, kindly complete the Google Form above and submit your response no later than May 8, 2020. Enrollment is limited; therefore, the 25 most highly qualified applicants will be selected for the program. A brief program orientation will be held in May; registered students will receive notification with further details.
June 1: 5:30 – 7PM              July 7: 9 – 10:30AM July 21: 9 – 11AM
June 8: 4 – 5:30PM              July 8: 9 – 10:30AM            July 22: 9 – 10:30AM
June 15: 4 – 5:30PM            July 13: 9 – 10:30AM            July 23: 9 – 10:30AM
June 22: 4 – 5:30PM            July 14: 9 – 10:30AM            July 27: 9 – 10:30AM
June 29: 9 – 10:30AM          July 15: 9 – 10:30AM            July 28: 9 – 10:30AM
June 30: 9 – 10:30AM          July 16: 9 – 10:30AM            July 29: 9AM – 12PM
July 6: 9AM – 12PM            July 20: 9 – 11AM                  July 30: 9 – 11AM (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.
Robin Rann

District Chairperson of Mathematics