Attention Incoming Freshmen, Class of 2021:
Placement Test for Students Taking Algebra II

Please first read “Algebra II Placement Letter” by clicking on the link. The letter contains directions for taking and evaluating the placement test. Then download the placement test by clicking on the link “Algebra Placement Test.” If you do not see connectives (for example: +/-) on the test, then you likely need to update your Adobe reader.

If you have any questions about taking this test and submitting results, please email Connie Hill, the math department chair, at chill@gsgis.k12.va.us


The MLWGS Mathematics program is a rigorous college preparatory course of study. Emphasis throughout the mathematics curriculum is placed on communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, and logical reasoning. These aims are achieved by using a variety of pedagogical methods including collaborative learning, technology-based learning, discovery through manipulatives, and the utilization of real world applications. A variety of assessment techniques are used to account for different learning styles and individual strengths or interests. As a minimum for graduation, all students must complete a core sequence of courses through Trigonometry and Mathematical Analysis. In addition, the mathematics department offers a variety of elective courses including AP, dual enrollment, and independent research.  Opportunities to develop and expand learning are present not only in the classroom but also through various department-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

Courses offered typically include:
Algebra II
Algebra II Plus
Trigonometry and Mathematical Analysis
Trigonometry and Mathematical Analysis Plus
Contemporary Discrete Mathematics
Business Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Calculus With Analytic Geometry I
Calculus II
Theory of Probability, Statistics, and Research
Advanced Modeling Applications With Calculus
Multivariable Calculus
Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
Linear Algebra