Our Holy Cross Math program is built upon solid basic skills and leads each student as far as he or she can go. Beginning in kindergarten, students are led to both understand the concepts being taught and master the skills and facts basic to higher learning.
Our teachers utilize Mountain Math as a daily review in the younger grades and all classes have access to IXL Math which we use for review in the summer as well. Problem Solving is an essential component of Math instruction in each grade as it is recognized as an essential 21st Century skill.
Beginning in the 7th grade, students are grouped into Math 7 & Pre-Algebra. Those students who master the Pre-Algebra curriculum move on to Algebra I and Geometry in the 8th grade. The service of an additional teacher at this level allows us to split the 7th and 8th grade classes into 3 groups. This, along with daily tutoring offered in Math during lunch recess and after school, guarantees that each student can learn and succeed in higher Mathematics. Through parish and school volunteers coordinated through our Resource program, National Junior Honor Society tutors and our dedicated teachers, tutoring is available at all grade levels so that all of our students can succeed.
Mrs. Brenda Meskunas, Honors Math
Holy Cross Academy is proud to introduce our newest edition to the mathematics program, Honors Math. Honors Math provides an enriched and accelerated curriculum for our mathematically advanced students in grades 4-6 in a manner that encourages a life-long learning in the area of mathematics. The program is for students who demonstrate superior mathematical understanding, reasoning skills and problem solving abilities. Find out more about Honors Math here.