Mathematics Department

The Mathematics Department of Elmwood Park High School provides courses that range from Algebra I for freshmen to AP Calculus AB and BC for juniors and seniors.

Our standards-aligned instruction includes Core-Plus Mathematics, a four-year curriculum for accelerated students.

As part of our use of technology in the classroom, all courses in the EPHS mathematics curriculum require any version of the TI-84 graphing calculator.

Math Class Placement Policy

Our procedure with regard to students changing levels in EPHS math courses (e.g., moving from regular to accelerated coursework) is as follows:

Regular to Accelerated 
A student may transfer from a regular-level to an accelerated-level mathematics class if the student has demonstrated mastery at a regular level and is recommended by the student's current math teacher.

Accelerated to Regular
A student may transfer from an accelerated level to a regular level only by recommendation of the Math Department or administrative approval.

If Grade of D Received
A student who receives a grade of D in an accelerated mathematics class may not register for the next course in that accelerated sequence, unless recommended to continue by the student's current math teacher.

AP Opportunities

Beyond our Core-Plus Mathematics curriculum for accelerated students, we also offer three of the College Board's yearlong Advanced Placement classes in math:

AP Calculus AB
This course, for 11th and 12th graders, is roughly equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. 

AP Calculus BC
This course, for 11th and 12th graders, is roughly equivalent to both first- and second-semester college calculus courses and extends the content learned in AB to different types of equations and introduces the topic of sequences and series. 

AP Statistics I/II
This course, for 11th and 12th graders, is equivalent to a one-semester introductory college course in statistics. The class introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data.

Additional details about the full array of mathematics courses available at EPHS can be found here.

To Learn More

For more information about the EPHS Math Department and the instruction it provides, please visit the links below.

Core-Plus Mathematics

Department Website

Mathematics Courses

Mathematics Faculty