Martinsville City Public Schools strives to educate all of our students to their highest level of academic potential and to teach them the skills and knowledge to become capable, creative and responsible members of society.
Some children who have demonstrated potential far beyond that of their same age peers need differentiated programs and services to reach this goal. With their more advanced development and interests, they may need opportunities beyond those typically provided in the regular classroom.
We recognize that high ability children come from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and have diverse abilities and interests. We are proud to offer these students a variety of advanced learning opportunities to ensure that they are challenged to meet their highest potential and that curriculum and learning opportunities are in line with their needs, interests, and abilities.
Advanced classes in English, mathematics, and science are offered at Martinsville Middle School. Students with a past record of satisfactory academic achievement and effort and with an appreciation of a challenging academic curriculum focused on higher-level thinking may enroll in these classes.
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are taught at Martinsville High School in the areas of mathematics, science, English, and social studies. Students enrolled in AP courses are expected to take the AP exam at the end of the school year, which with a certain score guarantees college credit at many universities. With AP, students are able to experience the rigors of college level studies while they still have the support of a high school environment. All students are encouraged to enroll in Advanced Placement classes.
Martinsville City Public Schools offers students to progress in math at an accelerated level. Students who show high aptitude in math may begin taking high level courses at an earlier age. Pre-AP Algebra I and Geometry High school level courses are offered to these students while still at the middle school. Algebra II, Trigonometry, Math Analysis (Pre-calculus), AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and AP Computer Math/Science are all offered at the high school level. Students who obtain a qualifying AP exam score will receive college credit for these courses.