Middle School students take one of several levels of mathematics. The degree of difficulty and pace of instruction each year are contingent upon each student’s math ability and readiness for more abstract thinking. In the sixth grade, all students study basic math concepts and have an introduction to pre-algebra topics. While some students begin an algebra-based course in seventh grade, others continue to work on solidifying their pre-algebra skills. By the end of eighth grade, all students are exposed to algebra, while more advanced students are ready to move into an Algebra II course in their freshman year.