The purpose of offering Accelerated, Honors, and Advanced Placement courses is to provide students who possess both the academic talent and interest in mathematics an opportunity to be challenged in a way that a regular course would not offer. This challenge stems from teachers stretching the student’s mathematical knowledge by examining topics in greater depth/detail and moving at a faster pace. Expectations of students enrolled in these courses include exemplary comprehension of the prerequisite mathematics, a commitment to active class participation, a passion for learning, and a dedication to the responsibilities that accompany rigorous academic study.
In November 2015, the mathematics department announced that Bellarmine has changed its policy of advancing students based on accelerated summer work, and will be phasing out summer accelerated course offerings to Bellarmine students. (Click HERE for complete details.)
During the summer of 2017, only two SISP courses will be offered:
- SISP Precalculus - open to rising seniors only
- SISP Precalculus Honors - open to rising seniors only
In November 2015, the mathematics department announced that Bellarmine has changed its policy of advancing students based on accelerated summer work, and will be phasing out summer accelerated course offerings to Bellarmine students. (Click HERE for complete details.)
With the exception of the two SISP Pre-Calculus courses which are open only to rising seniors, Bellarmine does not award advancement credit for math courses taken over the summer.