• The Northwestern mathematics department follows the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum (VSC) for the course offerings Algebra/Data Analysis, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. We also offer Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus AB for those students who wish to prepare for college and careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) areas. Northwestern will begin a methodical transition to a full inclusion of the Common Core State Standards adopted for mathematics for 48 of our states. This includes more in-depth study on key curricular ideas and a framework to develop better critical thinkers with an emphasis on becoming great authentic problem solvers. We have a dynamic team of teachers dedicated to student achievement in the previously mentioned areas as well as the necessary technology and resources to create an engaging classroom for students.