FAQs

Questions about the classes:

Questions about the technology:

Questions about whether this is right for your family:

Questions about the classes:

Here are the things to consider:

1. If your student has a strong understanding of Algebra I and has the maturity to think abstractly, then we recommend they take Geometry as their next course. Geometry requires both a prior mastery of Algebra I skills and the ability to solve proofs using logical thinking. We will provide you with a Geometry pre-test for any student who has not come through HSML's Algebra I to help you decide whether Geometry is the best fit for them. After Geometry, these students would take Algebra II and then would have the option of either of our Pre-Calculus courses, depending on their intended college major.

2. If your student does not have a strong background in Algebra I, or if they have not mentally begun to think abstractly, it is still possible that they could take Geometry next. However, both student and parent need to be aware that the homework will take extra time to complete and the proofs may be particularly frustrating.

3. If, either because of the results of the pre-test or because of a parent's decision, you would like to register for Algebra II after Algebra I, it will allow the student to continue mastering the concepts of Algebra before changing topics. That would prepare the student for Geometry the following year and then we recommend Pre-Calculus for non-STEM majors as their 4th math credit.

It is worth mentioning that if a student plans to pursue a STEM major in college (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), it is strongly advisable to take Algebra I, Geometry, and then Algebra II so that a student goes straight from Algebra II into Pre-Calculus with Trig.

Questions about the technology:

Questions about whether this is right for your family:

If your student has completed Algebra I and have solidly mastered the concepts, it is an option to register for both Geometry and Algebra II. This is a great option for a student who for whatever reason needs to complete multiply math credits in one year. With this option, there are two tuition payments, but there is only one registration payment per student.

**These questions are answered below:**Questions about the classes:

- How do I decide what class my child should register for?
- Do these classes cover enough material by meeting only twice a week?
- What if my student can not attend all of the classes?
- Why do you use these textbooks?
- How much are the textbooks and where will I purchase them?
- How will the teacher know if the students are mastering the concepts?
- What about homework?
- Can students take Algebra II before taking Geometry?

Questions about the technology:

- How will my student attend class?
- How will my student access recordings?
- What do we need to purchase in order to attend class?

Questions about whether this is right for your family:

- What if my student is behind in math?
- How much time is required by the student each week?
- What is required from the parent?
- What can I expect from the teacher?

*Answers to the FAQs:*Questions about the classes:

- How do I decide what class my child should register for?

- Do these classes cover enough material by meeting only twice a week?

- What if my student can not attend all of the classes?

- Why do you use these textbooks?

- How much are the textbooks and where will I purchase them?

- How will the teacher know if the students are mastering the concepts?

- What about homework?

- What should my child take after Algebra I?

Here are the things to consider:

1. If your student has a strong understanding of Algebra I and has the maturity to think abstractly, then we recommend they take Geometry as their next course. Geometry requires both a prior mastery of Algebra I skills and the ability to solve proofs using logical thinking. We will provide you with a Geometry pre-test for any student who has not come through HSML's Algebra I to help you decide whether Geometry is the best fit for them. After Geometry, these students would take Algebra II and then would have the option of either of our Pre-Calculus courses, depending on their intended college major.

2. If your student does not have a strong background in Algebra I, or if they have not mentally begun to think abstractly, it is still possible that they could take Geometry next. However, both student and parent need to be aware that the homework will take extra time to complete and the proofs may be particularly frustrating.

3. If, either because of the results of the pre-test or because of a parent's decision, you would like to register for Algebra II after Algebra I, it will allow the student to continue mastering the concepts of Algebra before changing topics. That would prepare the student for Geometry the following year and then we recommend Pre-Calculus for non-STEM majors as their 4th math credit.

It is worth mentioning that if a student plans to pursue a STEM major in college (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), it is strongly advisable to take Algebra I, Geometry, and then Algebra II so that a student goes straight from Algebra II into Pre-Calculus with Trig.

Questions about the technology:

- How will my student attend class?

- How will my student access the class recordings?

- What do we need to purchase in order to attend class?

Questions about whether this is right for your family:

- What if my student is behind in math?

If your student has completed Algebra I and have solidly mastered the concepts, it is an option to register for both Geometry and Algebra II. This is a great option for a student who for whatever reason needs to complete multiply math credits in one year. With this option, there are two tuition payments, but there is only one registration payment per student.

- How much time is required by the student each week?

- What is required from the parent?

- What can I expect from the teacher?