Frequently Asked Questions

Placement Test

Students wishing to start freshman year in a course about Algebra 1 are required to take a placement test which is typically schedule for early June. For more information visit Placement Tests and Math FAQ.


All mathematics courses require students to have a TI-83+ or TI-84+ graphing calculator*. The TI-84+ has several advantages over the TI-83+. If buying a new calculator you are strongly encouraged to buy a TI-84+ but if you already own a TI-83+ that will be sufficient.
*Calculus students may have a TI-89 but are not encouraged to purchase one if they already have a functioning TI-83+ or TI-84+.

* HFCHS can receive free equipment using the POINTS off Texas Instrument calculators. Please save them for Holy Family!

Other Standard materials
Different classes may have different requirements.

Homework to be submitted must be on lined paper that does not have rough edges. Students may use either loose-leaf paper or notebooks with perforated pages.

Courses (especially Geometry and Honors Geometry) may have extra supply requirements. Please wait until the first week of school before buying these supplies, as students will be given recommendations and requirements for all required supplies during the first week of classes.