Mary Minucci, Assistant Principal (I.A.)
The Mathematics department at Fort Hamilton High School offers a variety of courses to accommodate the needs of students at all academic levels - from Mathematics Literacy classes to Advanced Placement Calculus. Students at Fort Hamilton High School are prepared to meet the New York City Common Core Learning Standards in mathematics.
It is important for parents and students to know that in order to graduate from high school in New York State, a student must complete six terms of mathematics and pass at least one academic level New York State Regents examination. Students who are college bound and wish to obtain an Advanced Regents diploma will have to pass three Regents examinations (Common Core Algebra, Common Core Geometry, and Algebra II and Trigonometry). All students are encouraged to take mathematics all four years.
In order to be College and Career Ready, students are expected to complete three full units (years) of mathematics, Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II and Trigonometry and pass each respective Regents exam, with at least one of the exam grades being 80% or above (70% for Common Core exams).
Common Core Algebra:
Common Core Geometry:
Algebra II and Trigonometry:
The Balanced Literacy initiative is incorporated into all of the courses offered by the Mathematics department. In order to receive a (complete) mathematics education, students should be able to approach everyday problems employing the skills of reading comprehension, writing and vocabulary as well as mathematics. All mathematics instruction is aligned to the New York State Common Core curriculum.
Our experiences indicate that students who tend to do well in mathematics maintain excellent attendance, do their homework on time, ask questions in class when there is something that is not clear to them and attend tutoring sessions in school when they feel they are floundering. We are fortunate to have a number of free tutoring services available to students at Fort Hamilton High School.