Order of math classes:Why DO students traditionally take Algebra I, then Geometry, and then Algebra II? As a general rule, HSML strongly recommends that a student take Geometry prior to Algebra II. Although it is certainly possible to have a successful year in Algebra II before taking Geometry, here are some thoughts to consider as you decide what is right for your student.
First, it is important to know that Geometry promotes abstract thinking through the learning of geometric concepts, but it also includes an extensive review of Algebra I skills. If you feel your student has strong algebraic skills and is ready for more challenging thinking skills training, we recommend our Honors Geometry course. Second, it is important to know that the material covered in PreCalculus w/Trig builds on the concepts taught in Algebra II. A student who takes Algebra II / Geometry / PreCalculus w/Trig could find themselves at a disadvantage because there is a significant amount of time between Algebra II and PreCalculus w/Trig. This may cause a need for substantial review to be completed in order to recall the skills needed for success in PreCalculus w/Trig. 
Can your student take both Geometry and Algebra II?Yes. If your student has completed Algebra I and has 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 needs to complete multiple math credits in one year. Keep in mind, if your student chooses this option, there will be double the amount of math homework each week in order to be successful in both subjects so their schedule should allow for a substantial amount of time in their weekly studies for mathematics.
Click below for course descriptions. Geometry (onlevel and honors) Algebra II (onlevel and honors) If your student would benefit from a little math during the summer, High School Math Live offers BrushUp on Math! BrushUp on Math consists of a series of workshops and individual tutoring sessions with Mrs. Jones discussing specific math concepts that often require extra time and practice for students to master. The BrushUp Math workshops are available year round, so that your student is able to brushup on any of these topics whenever it is needed. 
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