St. Ignatius

Mathematics at SI

In keeping with the Jesuit tradition of education at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and in accordance with our school's statement of philosophy, the mission of the Mathematics Department is to develop “men and women for and with others” through a comprehensive and structured mathematics program.  We strive to prepare 90% or more of the student body, over the course of four years, for success in a college calculus and/or statistics course.  We instill a fundamental appreciation of the techniques of algebra in solution of problems and of logic through the study of geometry.  Though only three years of math are required for graduation, we encourage students to continue math through their senior year in order to have the greatest flexibility in choosing courses of study in college.

Key information for the Geometry Waiver Exam:

Freshmen who want to take the Geometry Waiver Exam should have taken a Geometry class in middle school.  SI does not give course credit for passing this waiver, it only allows you to pass into the next higher class.  Therefore, if the colleges you are considering have a geometry requirement (particularly the UC system), you must have geometry on either your middle school transcript or through an accredited online course.