Algebra I at CMS is a rigorous, fast-paced course which covers the content for both Algebra I and 8th grade math. This course provides the foundation for students as they prepare to enter high school and take Geometry, Algebra II, and later, more advanced mathematics courses. The core content taught in this course will provide the foundation for these advanced mathematics courses. It is essential that students study and complete homework daily. Students must show mastery (average of 87% or higher) throughout the year and pass the end-of-course assessment at the end of the year to earn their Algebra I credit.