• Math I Information

    At H.J. MacDonald during a student’s 8thgrade year, students are able to be placed into an advanced Math course, Math 1. Here students will skip the NC 8thgrade Math and begin taking what is generally considered 9thgrade Math. 


    If you are interested in taking Math 1 as an 8th grader at HJ MacDonald please review the following:


    • If a student receives a level 5 on the Math EOG, they will automaticallybe placed in Math 1. If the parent does not wish for them to be placed in Math 1, a written request to drop the class must be given to the school.
    • If there are not enough level 5 students to fill all the seats, then those students who scored a level 4 on their Math EOG may fill those seats. The following areas will be looked at when determining placement:
      • Teacher Recommendation
      • 7thGrade Math scores
      • Math 1 Placement Test Score
      • Ability to show essential skills needed for Math 1


    Please review the video below for additional information: 

    Math I


    If you would like to sign your student up to take the Math 1 Placement Test fill out the google form below here:



    If your student is worried about Math 1 and rigor involved, some of our current students made a survival video to help ease their minds!


    Survival Video  


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Alsbrook, school counselor, at Jordan.alsbrook@cravenk12.org