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Parsippany-Troy Hills School District

High School Math Acceleration Summer Program

An advanced summer opportunity for PTHSD high school students!


This acceleration program is an opportunity for current, highly motivated high school students to take a full-length course for transcripted high school credit over the summer. This summer we are offering two courses: Geometry Honors and Personal Finance, both of which will be taught by our own PTHSD teachers!

Why take a summer course? There are several reasons why you might choose to take a course over the summer. Many students are preparing themselves for college and want to reach the highest level of courses available by senior year. Taking Geometry over the summer can help ensure that you are eligible to take the highest level math course possible as a senior in high school. (Taking higher level math a little earlier than usual may also help improve SAT scores.) Other students are interested in taking Personal Finance to fill a graduation requirement over the summer to “make room” for an additional elective during the school year. 

Geometry Honors

Fee: $600

Credits: 1

Schedule: July-August, TBD M-F 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 in 9th grade with B+ or better, Teacher Recommendation Required

This is an honors level course at an accelerated pace. Students will complete the 10 month Geometry Honors curriculum in 6 weeks. Students must pass the course and the in-person final exam in order to receive credit and be promoted to Algebra 2 in the fall. Students interested in placing into Algebra 2 Honors must meet the prerequisite criteria as described in the High School Course Selection Bulletin including the teacher’s recommendation. WEIGHTED COURSE

Personal Finance

Fee: $300

Credits: 0.5

Schedule:  July-August, TBD M-F 

Requirements: Students must complete 9th grade prior to taking this course.

In this summer accelerated course, students will complete the 5 month Personal Finance curriculum in 3 weeks. This course promotes personal responsibility for financial planning, saving, investing, and charitable giving. Students must pass the course and the in-person final exam in order to receive credit.

This course satisfies the State Financial Literacy Requirement for Graduation.

*Courses will be taught in person on campus, health conditions permitting. Social distancing will be maintained and masks will be required. 

*If the minimum enrollment is not met, the course is subject to cancellation.

Prior to applying, students and parents must review the FAQ/Policies & Expectations documents by clicking HERE.

To apply click HERE. Application closes April 15th. Once you apply and receive approval you will be notified to make your payment. Payments can be made via PaySchools by clicking HERE and are due by May 15th. Instructions on how to create a new PaySchools account can be found HERE.

Note: We make staffing decisions and purchase materials based on enrollment, so there are no refunds after May 30th if you decide not to participate. If we cancel a class due to low enrollment, or if a student does not meet the prerequisite for the summer course by the end of the year, your full tuition will be refunded.