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College Prep Math

College Prep MathCollege Prep Math is for when passing the Ohio Graduation test isn't enough.

The course is a self-paced, mastery-based opportunity intended to get students ready for college-level math. It's designed for students who have completed high school Algebra II but need to continue to sharpen their skills for college.

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How does it work?

First, students are placement tested and placed into the course at the level that's right for them. From there, they work through a series of online modules with the help of an instructor. Once they pass a module with at least 85 percent, they move on to the next one. That's mastery learning.

The class is self-guided, so students accept responsibility for their work. Students move ahead at their own pace, without waiting for their classmates to catch up.

Where is it?

College Prep Math was first available at Reynoldsburg High School during the academic year 2011-2012. In addition to Reynoldsburg, high schools in Columbus City, Southwestern, Gahanna, Canal Winchester, and the Delaware Area Career Center are offering the program starting in 2012. Ask your guidance counselor if Columbus State's College Prep Math will be offered at your school.

Results show it works!

During our two summers of pilot testing on campus, more than 80 percent of students passed the course successfully, improving their math readiness.

College Prep Math does not provide college credit, but it can offer big savings. Students who complete the class don't have to waste time and money re-taking pre-college math during their first year of college. And even better, Columbus State welcomes students to college classes at the appropriate placement level based on the series of modules they completed in high school.

This is a high school-college partnership that makes the student the winner.