Minnetonka Public Schools recognize that students who demonstrate high potential in mathematics are ready for challenges beyond the state standards for their grade level. For these students, Minnetonka offers an Accelerated Math curriculum beginning in grade four.
Because students develop different strengths at varying points in their development, Minnetonka provides opportunities for students to cross math pathways at various points between grades four and nine. A student may not qualify for accelerated math in fourth grade, but still have an opportunity to qualify in grades five, six or eight. In Minnetonka, we strive to meet students where they are and inspire them to progress to the next level and beyond. For this reason, students are most successful when they are appropriately placed in mathematics, based on their development and demonstrated achievement, which may vary as they grow.
Minnetonka offers a very rigorous regular mathematics curriculum, with "the middle" or average student in Minnetonka achieving two grade levels ahead of the national norm in mathematics in 4th grade. By the time our average students reach grade six, they are five grade levels ahead of the national norm. The Accelerated Math program enables highly motivated students who are even further ahead of the national norms to continue to grow and thrive in mathematics.