Christ the King students are math wizards.
Principal Peter Mannarino of Christ the King Regional High School congratulated Assistant Principal Rebecca Tibbetts, the teachers of the Christ the King math department and Richard Hartman for the for the work they have done in achieving a 100 percent passing rate on the New York State Mathematics A and Algebra Regents examinations.
“Ninety-four percent of the students pass the exams on the first administration with the remainder passing on a subsequent taking,” Mannarino said. “I am very pleased that our math department has made special efforts to ensure that our graduates are proficient in their mathematical skills on a college level. Thanks to our special tutoring program, we are ensured that our students are achieving the highest quality of critical thinking.”
As an example of the quality mathematics instruction students are receiving, Tibbetts pointed out that the Christ the King Math Team, moderated by Hartman, competes very favorably in the New York State Mathematics League against hundreds of teams in New York State.
Six monthly contests are held, where students are required to solve math problems that require a high degree of skill and critical thinking. This year, more than 43 students have joined the Christ the King Math Club and Math Team, 20 of them freshmen.
“It bodes well for the future that so many freshman have joined the team. Our students are very interested in math and this proves it,” Mannarino said. – Pete Davis