The math department is made up of 13 teachers, many of whom participate in on-going professional development through the CSU Chico Math Project.
The curriculum used in Chico High's mathematics program is research-based and designed to build students’ conceptual understanding. In addition to the challenging AP courses offered at Chico High, all students are eligible to enroll in university level classes at CSU Chico.
The Chico High Math Department is committed to providing all students with the tools and opportunities to succeed in a rigorous high school mathematics program.
Beyond Our Budgets
We have identified the following needs, that cannot be fulfilled under current fiscal year budget allocation:
- Texas Instruments Scientific Calculators (TI - 30XA)
- Metric Rulers
- Chalkboard/whiteboard Compass
- Chalkboard/whiteboard Protractor
- Student Scissors
- Longman Dictionaries
- Texas Instruments Graphing Calculators (TI-83 or 84)
- Student Tape Dispensers
- Small Student Whiteboards
- Paper Towels
- Smart board
- Paper for Riso/Copy Machine
- Ink and master rolls for Standard SD 350 Digital Duplicator
- Copy Machine
- Heavy Duty Metal Compasses
- Dixon Ticonderoga #2 Pencils
- Colored Sidewalk Chalk
- Boxes of colored pencils
- White out
- AAA batteries for the graphing calculators
- Overhead projector
- Chalkboard protractor and compass
The Chico High math department is committed to doing all that it takes to help students to achieve to the best of their ability. Teachers offer extra help before and after school and during lunch. Recently, through a partnership with Project Math, 9th graders who lack the necessary foundation to be successful in high school math, are matched 1:1 with a university student mentor. Peer tutors are also available for intervention and support.
Chico High has an active MESA (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement) Program. One of the country's most innovative and successful programs, MESA works with Chico High’s educationally disadvantaged students so that they can excel in math and science and go on to study math, engineering or science at the university level.