MY FAIRMONT

Advanced Math Program

Over the last six years, Fairmont’s pass rate on the AP Calculus BC exam was 98%, and the average score was 4.7, compared to 3.9 globally.

Fairmont Preparatory Academy has repeatedly been recognized by the College Board and the Siemens Corporation for having one of the top math programs in California. Fairmont Prep’s math program rivals those of top math and science schools across the country and allows students to take college level math courses rarely offered in high school. The program provides a highly individualized approach to math education allowing students of all abilities to receive the customized instruction they need to achieve their highest potential in high school courses and on important college entrance tests.

Through our partnership with California State University at Fullerton, students can earn direct university credit for most of our advanced math courses, giving them the opportunity to receive up to 22 units of university math credit by the time they graduate.

Over half Fairmont’s math faculty possess a master’s degree, and all have taught Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate Diploma courses, or both. Three university professors teach Fairmont Prep math classes, allowing students to receive transferable credit on a university transcript.

FAIRMONT ADVANCED MATH COURSES OFFERED AND CSUF UNITS EARNED:

  • AP Calculus AB (CSUF Math 150A) – 4 units
  • AP Calculus BC (CSUF Math 150A & 150B) – 8 units
  • Multivariable Calculus (CSUF Math 250A) – 4 units
  • Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (CSUF Math 250B) – 4 units
  • Mathematical Structure/Discrete Math (CSUF Math 270A & 270B) – 6 units
  • Abstract Algebra and Number Theory
Over the last 6 years, Fairmont’s pass rate on the AP Calculus BC exam is 98%, and the average score is 4.7.
In 2009, Fairmont Calculus teacher Sam Calavitta was recognized as the top AP Calculus teacher in California

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE ADVANCED MATH PROGRAM

  • College Board recognitions:
    • In 2005, Fairmont Prep was recognized for having one of the top AP Calculus programs in the world.
    • In 2008, Fairmont Prep was recognized for having one of the top AP Calculus programs in California.
    • In 2009, Fairmont was recognized for having one of the best math, science, and technology programs in California.
    • In 2009, Fairmont Calculus teacher Sam Calavitta was recognized as the top AP Calculus teacher in California.
  • Over the last 6 years, Fairmont’s pass rate on the AP Calculus BC exam is 98%, and the average score is 4.7.
  • Over half the Fairmont math faculty possess a master’s degree, and all have taught AP, IB, or both.
  • Three university professors teach Fairmont Prep math classes that allow students to receive transferable credit for a university class (appearing on a university transcript).
  • Advanced Math Seminar Course Options Include:
    • Abstract Algebra
    • Number Theory
    • Complex Analysis
    • Fourier Analysis
  • We have an Advanced Science & Engineering Program designed to prepare students for the top university science and engineering programs in the nation. We combine our advanced math courses with advanced science and engineering courses that are available at very few high schools in the country. Our program includes internships, guest speakers, and field trips to give students a comprehensive exposure to the world of engineering.
  • The College Board has repeatedly recognized Fairmont Prep as having one of the top AP Calculus programs in California.
  • Students can earn up to 22 college units (6 semester classes); awarded by California State University at Fullerton. This credit is transferable to most universities.
  • Fairmont offers courses in Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 1 and 2, Math Structures/Discrete Math 1 and 2, Abstract Algebra/ Number Theory, Complex Analysis and Fourier Analysis courses typically only offered at colleges.
  • In 2013-2014, Fairmont has an enrollment of 198 in AP math courses and another 67 in Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations/Linear Algebra, Math Structures/Discrete Math, Complex Analysis, Fourier Analysis and Abstract Algebra/Number Theory (upper division college course)