Welcome To Honors Math

***You can reach me at jowsiany@sainthelenaschool.org or jowsiany@sthelenaschool.org.*** 

Below are the required Honors Math Summer Assignments:

Going into 5th grade Honors Math: 


Going into 6th grade Honors Math: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BANRnvuWgKoQ3Kj0ZsgoedZ0Hot-ootx/view?usp=sharing

Going into 7th grade Honors Math:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/10rX65GUh3xHdf4P-AlynvN1GR2MpOJZ2/view?usp=sharing

Going into 8th grade Honors Math: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HDJUbVerPN-ib1wqUKxw5Si204j6CDrV/view?usp=sharing

  • As a way to maintain strong math skills, all Honors Math students are required to complete the IXL Summer Boost: Math skills for the grade they will begin in September. (i.e. current fourth graders should complete the fifth grade Summer Boost skill plan). Your child received a list of skills during the last week of school. Each list is available above. Click on the link of the grade into which your child is going.
  • If your child does not recall how to do specific problems, there are tutorials on IXL. Click on “Watch a video” or “Learn with an Example” which appear at the top of each skill’s page.
    • This consists of 4 – 6 weeks of skills for a total of 20 – 30 IXL skills (depending on the grade level).
    • Students may complete the skills in any order they wish. Students may do more than one skill in a day.
    • A score of 80 or above SmartScore indicates mastery on IXL, so once you reach at least an 80 SmartScore, you may move on to the next skill.
      • Typically, students can obtain an 80 by correctly answering around 12 questions per skill.
    • This is a graded summer assignment. It will count as a quiz grade.
    • This is due by Monday, 9/9/24.
  • How to access: Sign in with your User ID and Password. In the search bar, your child should enter the three digit code of the skill (from the list sent home) he/she would like to complete that day.
  • If you do not recall your IXL user id and password, please email me at jowsiany@sthelenaschool.org, and I will send you the information.


Links to important websites:

  • IXL (for all grade levels)
  • HMH ED (K-8): Into Math Series published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Honors Math Program admission for the 2024-2025 School Year                                                                

  • The protocol for accepting students into this program includes the following:
  • Standardized testing grades (Terra Nova):
    • Math: composite score of 90% or above
      • > 70 in all areas of math in the Objective Skills Index (on Terra Nova)
    • CSI (InView testing): In the range of 125 (118 or above)
    • Reading: composite score of 80% or above
  • Final grades in math:
    • From third grade entering the program in fourth grade: VG or O
    • From fourth grade entering the program in fifth grade: 93 or above.
  • Final grades in reading: 85 (G) or above for all students
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Effort grades – 4
  • Participation in the Honors Math Program is contingent upon the approval of the Archdiocesan Mathematics Committee.
  • Students not meeting the above criteria will not be admitted into the program without approval. Some students may be invited to join the program on a probationary basis if they meet some, but not all, criteria.


  • *** In order to remain in Honors Math class, each student must maintain at least an 85 average (end of year average).  ***