What do you get when you take 26 eighth-graders, one middle school math teacher, and four hours of Algebra a day? MC Williams Middle School is hoping the equation equals success on the STAAR Algebra I End of Course exam.
“All of our eighth-graders passed this year’s Algebra EOC, and we want the same success next May,” said Principal Corey Seymour. “Ultimately, we want all of our students to take Algebra in the eighth grade and earn high school credit.”
For the second year in a row, MC Williams is holding its summer Algebra camp for incoming eighth-graders who will be taking the subject in the fall. The camp is designed familiarize students with the basics of Algebra while developing confidence in their existing math abilities. Unlike other HISD middle and high schools who hold similar summer workshops, the camp at MC Williams lasts for five weeks and features four hours of Algebra a day.