TAHS Math Course Pathways
**Students need 3 credits of Math to graduate which include: Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry. With school & parent/guardian approval, a student may be excused from Algebra II or Geometry, but not both & is still required to take 3 credits of Math**
Math Requirements and suggestions: 1. 8th graders taking Algebra I and not receiving 80% or above on the state required end of course exam are required to repeat Algebra I their freshman year 2.
Students planning on attending college in South Dakota that have anything less than a C- in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II may have some difficulty with the required math placement exam. An unacceptable score on this exam will require the student to take a remedial math class for no credit at their own expense.
If a student wishes to “double-up” with Geometry and Algebra II during the sophomore or junior year, it is highly recommended that the student receive at least a “B” in Algebra I and be very organized and very self-disciplined.
It is important to note that the classes that meet the graduation requirement may not satisfy the entrance requirements at the college a student chooses. Any questions in this area should be directed to a student’s counselor.