Algebra 2 is an upper‐level math offered at McNeil High School. The concepts in this class build upon thoselearned in both Algebra I and Geometry. The curriculum, especially in the first six weeks, is taught at a much faster pace than in previous math courses. It is important for students to understand that memorizing formulas will not replace understanding the concepts of Algebra II. Since classes on a block schedule meet at most 2 or 3 times a week, success depends on a highdegree of self‐discipline. Please take a few minutes to look at the syllabus which has been provided for the first six weeks of this course. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up with the work, even when absent or involved ina school‐related activity.