STEM Middle School - Math Course

Accelerated Math Course 3

Math Course 3 Information

For the second straight year, DPIE will offer a year-long Math Course 3 for middle school students who wish to take Algebra 1 in the fall of the 2021 – 2022 school year. The Math Course 3 will be taught in a six-week, five hour per day virtual format with live instruction. Parents and students should be aware that the DPIE Math Course 3 is an accelerated course that will cover the equivalent of 5 days of material in one-day. Students who enroll in the program should be strong math students with excellent study habits that are motivated to succeed.  Students should come to class each day ready to work and expect to have 1 – 2 hours of homework outside the classroom each day.

Who Can Enroll in Math Course 3?

Students currently in 6th or 7th grade who want to take Math Course 3 over the summer for acceleration or enrichment purposes may enroll.  Enrollment will take place on a first come, first served basis.

Steps for Enrollment

According to Dublin Unified School District policy, students who want to enroll in Math Course 3 for the purpose of advancing to Algebra 1 in the fall of the 2021 – 2022 school year, must take the following steps.

  1. Grade Requirement – Students must earn a “B+” or better grade in Math Course 2 for the first three quarters of the current 2020 – 2021 school year for advancement purposes.

  2.  Acceleration Request Submission - Dublin students must submit a Middle School Summer 2021 Math Acceleration Request.  The application can be found here.  DUSD has indicated that it could take up to 5 business days for you to hear back from your school. 

  3. Enrollment – If you receive notification of approval, please click here to enroll.

Advancement to Algebra 1 – Students enrolled in the summer DPIE Math Course 3, must earn a “B+” grade or better in each semester to be placed into Algebra 1 in the fall of the 2021 – 2022 school year.


Families who wish to enroll their students for enrichment purposes only, do not need to submit a Middle School 2021 Math Acceleration Request.  Students who enroll for enrichment only without submitting a Math Acceleration Request form, will not have the opportunity to advance to Algebra 1 in the fall and will need to repeat Math Course 3 in the 2021 – 2022 school year.

Math Course 3 Dates, Times and Cost

Dates: Six weeks - June 2 to July 9, 2021.

First Semester
Week 1 - June 2 – June 4                    
Week 2 – June 7 – June 11
Week 3 – June 14 – June 18

Second Semester
Week 4 - June 21 – 25
Week 5 – June 28 – July 2                   
Week 6 – July 6 – July 9 -  No school on July 5 - FINAL EXAM July 9

Venue:   Online.

Class times:   8:30am to 1:30pm 

Cost:   $975

Math Course 3 Outline

Math Course 3 is designed to give students the skills necessary to be successful in high school mathematics.  Students will be learning topics in Algebra, Geometry and Statistics, with an emphasis on applications of these skills in real world problems and practice in critical thinking and problem solving.

In the summer DPIE Math Course 3 students will have:

  • 5 hours of live teacher instruction
  • daily virtual lectures, multiple daily assignments, formative assessments and student/teacher check-ins.
  • two to three online assessments per week, based on unit topics
  • a cumulative virtual final exam on July 9

We teach Math Course 3 as it is designed by the DUSD. Therefore, we asked our lead teachers for each course to design an online distance learning format that would provide the greatest opportunity for students to learn, succeed and to prepare them for the next course level. 


  • computer with a working webcam and microphone
  • reliable internet access and a smartphone to submit assignments digitally
  • DUSD student email, which includes a Clever login to access some technology
  • binder paper, graph paper, pens/pencils/highlighters/erasers etc
  • optional: access to a printer and scanner is not mandatory but is extremely beneficial!


Class Details

  • Class instruction will begin each day at 8:30 am and class will end at 1:30 pm.
  • Each day, students will be provided lesson notes and practice problems.  These materials will provide students access to essential content and provide opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate their understanding.
  • Formal assessments throughout the 6-week course will be completed through selected online platforms that are designed to give students feedback for improvement.
  • Due to the online format of the course, students must be prepared to be more independent and take more ownership of their learning than they are used to in a traditional class setting.
    • Students are expected to complete the homework assignments before attending class the next day and come to class with questions ready about their homework assignments.
    • Teachers will support student learning during the hours of instruction and provide additional resources for student support outside of instructional hours.
    • Students are encouraged to advocate for themselves and ask questions to their instructors.

Assessments and Grading:

  • Student grades in Math Course 3 will be calculated in three different areas.
    • Homework – 10%
    • Class Work – 15%
    • Assessments – 75% (Assessments includes all quizzes, tests, mid-terms and the final)


Recommendations into Algebra 1:

  • To earn a recommendation into Algebra 1, students must earn a minimum of 86.5% on their final grade in DPIE’s Math Course 3.

Please be aware that DPIE has a strict “NO REFUND” policy, therefore, we strongly recommend you wait to hear from the DUSD for approval, prior to enrolling in Math Course 3.

You do not need district approval to take a DPIE Math Course 3 for enrichment.

Enrollment Open

  • All students MUST attend the last day of their assigned class so they can take their final exam. Students must successfully complete the final in order to successfully complete the class. 
  • Any student not in attendance on the first day needs to receive prior approval from DPIE Summer High School Academy Administration for the absence or they will be dropped in favor of a student on the waiting list. 
  • Excused absences must be agreed to in advance with Academy Administration. Students are generally not allowed more than 1 ½ days of absence in any 3-week semester. Students are not allowed more than 3 days of absence when enrolled in a 6-week program without prior consent of Academy Administration. Two tardies equal one ½ day absence. It is very important that your student be on time and available for the full session to be successful at such an accelerated pace. 

Important Note: Each day in the DPIE Summer High School Summer Academy is the equivalent of one week of instruction in the regular school year.  Students who miss one day of class is missing the equivalent of one week of school and are not likely to be successful in the program.