Preparatory Math Programming
All students experience an academic adjustment period during freshman year. This is especially evident in math classes, where students who come from dozens of different middle schools and diverse learning backgrounds work to establish common ground and move forward. Most Marian freshmen take Algebra I, which builds upon incoming students’ 8th grade algebra skills, exploring content in even deeper and wider breadth. Because every student will later take Algebra 2, it is critical to a student’s long-term academic success that she have a strong and solid foundation before moving on from Algebra I. Marian offers two unique opportunities to assist students in their preparation for Math at Marian as ninth graders.

Which course is right for you?

Summer Math Foundations

Intended for students who want to strengthen foundational math skills and increase confidence prior to entering Algebra I as a freshman.
Program Highlights
  • Require participation in on-campus intensives (3-4 days each) in early June and mid-August
  • Include self-paced assignments
  • Offer optional on-campus math workshops, providing students the opportunity to meet other students, familiarize themselves with campus and obtain in-person support by Marian faculty
More information and registration for Summer Math Foundations will be released in Spring ’24.

Online Algebra Supplement

Intended for students with prior algebra experience, wishing to accelerate freshman math placement; the course culminates with Marian’s geometry placement exam – with success, 9th grade placement from Algebra I to Geometry.
Program Highlights
  • 10-week program including three on-campus events:
    • Orientation/Meet the Teachers – Thu, 1/11 at 7 PM
    • Midterm exam – Sat, 3/2 at 10 AM
    • Final exam – Sat, 4/13 at 10 AM
  • Online video and written lessons that go live Tue, 1/16
  • Weekly online Delta Math practice problems
  • Study session and office hours with Marian algebra teaching faculty
Program Cost: $200
Registration Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Additional Questions?
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While algebra is a universal topic and it is in many ways standardized, this program should not be used to predict a student’s math readiness or success in other high schools.

Marian High School

7225 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
PHONE: 248-644-1750 - Marian High School
Marian High School, an IHM sponsored school, is fully accredited by NCA CASI, an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Marian is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The mission of Marian is to ensure, within a Christian environment, an excellent education built on a strong academic curriculum, which will enable young women to value human diversity and live responsible lives of leadership and action based on gospel values.

An enduring tradition: guiding young women spiritually, challenging them academically, and inspiring them to a life of leadership and service.