# High School Mathematics Courses and Pathways

The need for all students to study Mathematics is becoming more evident as society becomes increasingly technology dependent. Communication, connections, reasoning, problem solving, and technology are major strands in all mathematics courses. Courses in mathematics are worthwhile not only for students who plan to continue their education in college, but also for those students who plan to enter the work force immediately upon completion of high school.

### High School Graduation Requirement

Students who successfully complete high school level mathematics courses prior to high school still need to earn 3 credits in mathematics, preferably in higher-level courses. All students must be enrolled in a mathematics course in each year of high school.

Students in the class of 2025 (and beyond) will need to earn 4 credits in high school mathematics (and/or higher-level level mathematics) courses and must be enrolled in a mathematics course in each year of high school.

### High School Graduation Recommendation

To ensure college readiness, 4 credits of high school mathematics coursework (including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) is a minimum requirement for students seeking admission to University System of Maryland institutions.

For a complete listing of high school course offerings, view/download the HCPSS Catalog of Approved High School Courses.