In four-year states, a subtle issue is whether or not

*passing*is required in the fourth year! Also, standards-based math courses are expected. Jokes about arithmetic/formula-based Business Math for students having completed Geometry/Algebra 2 are frequently made. As an alternative,

**a soon-to-be a-g approved Financial Algebra course (Textbook is available for review) has Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 problems. It would work well as a junior course in support of Summative Math.**

While many pathways exist, sensible high school pathways would breakdown into the following (yes, my understanding of Business Math is appropriately different than Harbor/Mesa):

- Algebra ABCD - Done or advise student to take Geometry, then Algebra
- Algebra CD or Algebra 1/Business Math - Done
- Algebra CD or Algebra 1/Geometry => Algebra 2, then PreCalc/Stats(AP)/Financial Algebra
- Geometry/Algebra 2 => PreCalc/AP Calc or Financial Algebra/Statistics(AP)

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