Pre-Algebra/Algebra Block

  • 2016 - 2017 School Year:


    Greetings Students and Parents,

    Welcome to a new school year full of wonderful learning opportunities for math and science.
    The coming school year will provide significant challenges for students, parents and River Ridge staff.  Your integrated science students will be required to take the state End of Course Assessment (EOC) for biology next year and pass it in order to graduate from high school.  To help prepare each student to pass the biology EOC, I and the other integrated science teachers will be working hard to modify the course to include areas of emphasis that are covered in the EOC.  This makes it especially important for your student to work as hard as possible and achieve to the highest level possible in the integrated science course.
    As you also probably know, students also need to pass either the algebra EOC or the geometry EOC in order to graduate.  The hope is for my current Pre-Algebra/Algebra Block students to take the algebra EOC this year and have the chance to earn Algebra 1 credit by the end of 2nd semester.  If they are focused and hard working, the class will not only give the students a solid foundation for being successful in algebra 1 this year or next, but will provide them with a significant head start on their preparation for the algebra EOC.
    I plan to communicate with you often, via this website and Skyward Message Center to help keep you aware of developments in the classroom, and to work with you on ways to improve the learning for your respective math or science student.
    You can find information of specific activities, assignments, quizzes, tests, etc. by going to the appropriate course page (i.e. Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, or Integrated Science).
    As always, the keys to each student's success is the commitment of every member of his/her learning team to the educational process.  This team is led by the student, with significant ongoing collaboration with his/her family, teachers, counselors and other school staff.
    I eagerly anticipate working with each learning team throughout the coming school year to maximize individual and overall student success in math and science.
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
    Take Care,
    Steven Springer-Blacke
Last Modified on May 11, 2016