Our district is taking the lead in Santa Barbara County by implementing integrated mathematics courses into our math program. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, we will initiate a roll-out process for three new courses: Math 101, Math 201, and Math 301. This combines all of the skill requirements for Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 into an integrated approach, along with a new emphasis on eight standards for mathematical practice. This is a big step for us to take and has been a long time in the making, involving hundreds of hours of preparation and an extensive collaborative process with all valley K-8 school districts and the Santa Barbara County Education Office. For all of the information you need to know, check out the resource page on our website (http://syvpirates.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=1645).