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Cooperative Highly Accelerated Mathematics Program

Application Grades 6-9

Program begins: Fall Semester 2024

Application deadline: July 12

CHAMP Overview Video

Meet CHAMP instructor: Ryan Maccombs

Meet CHAMP instructor: Jordan Johnson


CHAMP, in partnership with the Department of Mathematics and Office of University Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University, provides classroom instruction for qualified mathematically gifted students in grades 6-9.

CHAMP is designed so that the participating students will complete in two years the math content assigned in Michigan High School Content Expectations (HSCE) for all four years of high school as well as meet the Common Core National Standards.

In their first year of CHAMP, students study Algebra I and Algebra II. In the second year, CHAMP students study Geometry and a standard Pre-Calculus course (Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, College Algebra, and a brief introduction to calculus concepts.) The table below summarizes the CHAMP progression of study:

CHAMP Schedule:   Course:
Semester 1 (Fall, Year 1) = Algebra 1
Semester 2 (Spring, Year 1) = Algebra 2
Semester 3 (Fall, Year 2) = Geometry
Semester 4 (Spring, Year 2) = Pre-Calculus

Students must begin CHAMP with the study of Algebra 1. Bypassing one or more CHAMP courses is not permitted.

Course attendance is mandatory. Students are allowed 2 absences per semester (2 for Fall, 2 for Spring) and must make up that class’ work by the next class session. Students who miss more than 2 class sessions will not receive a passing grade for the course and will be removed upon the third absence.


CHAMP is taught by Michigan State University faculty.

Student Advantages

  • The accelerated program allows students to complete the traditional four-year high school mathematics program in two years.
  • The time freed by the program gives students more options, including honors/AP/IB classes or dual enrollment in college courses.
  • Students have the opportunity to work with university professors in a small class setting.

Study Labs

Study labs are typically optional, although you may be required to attend a few labs throughout the year.

The purpose of study labs is for students to work on homework, seek additional assistance on concepts learned in class, or to work cooperatively with other students.

If students cannot attend labs but wish to ask questions, they can submit questions to an online forum at any time, and receive feedback.

Technology Requirements for CHAMP

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