Academic Program


About the Program

At Archer, confidence and success in math are directly proportional. When students think that they can, they do. When students receive a strong foundation and believe in themselves, they are successful. When students develop personal connections to mathematics, they become open-minded, creative problem solvers. How do we empower girls to excel in math? We build confidence!

  • Our integrated mathematics curriculum provides students with the opportunity to study all strands of mathematics in a connected approach and see the dynamic relationship between algebra, geometry, statistics, and probability.
  • Classrooms are active learning centers where students are encouraged to use multiple methods for problem solving.
  • We make lessons more approachable and promote student inquiry by utilizing examples with real-world applications.
  • Teachers use cooperative rather than competitive learning, and we support each other through collaboration.

STEM at Archer

Department Chair

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    Mary Cenan 

    Math Department Chair

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  • Mathematics & Written Expression

    Mathematics is about ideas. At Archer, students learn how to communicate these ideas clearly through written expression.
    • Success comes from understanding. Writing connects students to their own knowledge about mathematics and makes it their own.
    • Writing requires students to examine their ideas and put them into a coherent expression that can be understood by others.
    • Writing forces students to explain the purpose and logic of their problem solving. This type of writing highlights both the process and procedure.
    • Students reflect about challenges they faced and the reasonableness of their solutions.
    • Teachers gain a unique perspective into a student’s understanding, proficiency, and attitude toward learning math. 
  • Technology Integration & Proficiency

    “Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances student learning.” 
    –National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

    Archer integrates technology as a tool for increasing student understanding.
    In mathematics, we use computers and graphing calculators to:
    • Access real-time data. Students have access to information that is current and applicable.
    • Present multiple representations of concepts and increase their ability to visualize from different perspectives.  
    • Individualize and differentiate student learning. Teachers can design learning experiences tailored to individual student ability and interest.

Course Offerings

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  • Math 6: Mathematical Ways of Thinking

  • Introduction to Integrated Math

  • Integrated Math I

  • Integrated Math II

  • Integrated Math III: Standard

  • Pre-Calculus: Standard and Honors

  • Calculus

  • Statistics

The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.