The Honors Math Program at Saint Andrew School begins in the fourth grade and makes provisions to accelerate and to enrich the mathematics studies of students who are identified as capable of advanced instruction. The program is not a separate curriculum. It is, rather, a structure which makes provision for the acceleration of the existing curriculum. The program will enable students to perform on a level at least one year beyond the designated chronological grade equivalent.
As prescribed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, students in the Honors Math program are identified using the scores from the Terra Nova, a standardized test. Students are admitted to the program in grades four and five. Children are not admitted into the program after grade five.
Students may be withdrawn from the Honors Math program due to weak achievement. This decision is made on the Archdiocesan level in consultation with the administration and the Honors Math instructor. In the event that a student is removed from the Honors Math program, the student and their family will be informed by letter.