Math Pathways

Board Approved Math Pathways

The following chart represents the Math course pathways for students from grade 8 to grade 12.  Each course is aligned to the California Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CA CCSSM).   "The CA CCSSM are designed to be robust, linked within and across grades, and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that young people will need for success in college and careers. With California’s students fully prepared for the future, our students will be positioned to compete successfully in the global economy" (CA CCSSM publication page 2). 
Summer Math Acceleration Policy

Families attempting to accelerate their students in Math, through a non-ESUHSD school site offering, should seek out their school site or District Personnel for WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) approved providers. 
SB 359: The Math Placement Act of 2015
SB 359 requires school districts with 8th grades and/or 9th grades to develop, establish, and implement fair, objective and transparent mathematics placement policies that consider multiple objective measures (i.e. California statewide assessments, and pupil course grades) as the basis for placement and (2) permit multiple checkpoints to assess placement accuracy and pupil progress, especially at the start of the academic year.
The East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees has approved the use of our existing Board policies and practices to meet the following requirements of Senate Bill 359-The Math Placement Act of 2015:


  1. Use multiple objective academic measures of student performance for placement
    • Academic Measures used for placement:
      • 8th grade course and grade 
      • State assessment data provided by feeder school district
      • Local assessment data
  2. Include at least one placement checkpoint within the first month of the school year to ensure accurate placement
    • Placement Checkpoint:
      • Math assessment administered to all 9th graders within the first three weeks of school
  3. Examine aggregate student placement data annually to ensure students who are qualified to progress in math based on performance are not held back on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic background
    • Examination of student placement data:
      • Math assessment is administered to all 9th graders within the first three weeks of school to ensure accurate placement
      • Number of students by course with grade distribution 
      • 8th grade course completion
      • Summer math course performance data
      • 8th grade assessments
  4. Offer clear and timely recourse for each student and his or her parent or legal guardian who questions the student’s placement
    • Recourse for students and parents:
      • Students and parents participate in a course selection process each school year
      • Students and parents are able to provide additional information to assist with placement decisions
      • Academic guidance services are available to help students select courses relevant to their academic needs
  5. For non-unified school districts, addresses the consistency of math placement policies between elementary and HS districts
    • Consistency of math placement policies:
      • Our District is a member of the East Side Alliance, a collaboration with all feeder school districts focused on math course alignment and placement
Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.