We continue our special series this week on preparing your children for the new school year. This year high school students are required to take more math. School Solutions’ Kim Covington explains that’s no sweat for the students of a Tempe teacher.
A record number of students at Desert Vista High School in Tempe got perfect scores on their SAT. That’s 26 students, but another 40 just missed one.
Many of those students attended Desert Vista’s popular 4 hour summer math camp. The 5th-8th graders who take part breezed through Algebra in just a few weeks. Teacher Larry Strom started the math camp two years ago. The Math Department Chair says, “we tell them to take Algebra as early as they possibly can.”