The McAuliffe math department places a robust emphasis on building mathematical foundational skills as well as providing all students with diverse opportunities to excel.

All 6th grade students take an honors math class that focuses on endowing every student with the skills and concepts that they need to be successful in math for the rest of middle school and high school.  Occasionally, a 6th grade student will be placed in a 7th grade math class if they meet the following criteria:

  • Pass the Denver Public Schools’  End-of-Year 6th Grade Math Assessment (at the end of 5th grade) with a score of 80% or higher.
  • Score in the top 2-3% of all McAuliffe students on the CMAS math test in the spring of their 5th grade year.

Please see below for the progressions for a student through middle school math at McAuliffe into their first year of high school.

Math Progression-1

Math Progression-2


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