Geometry and the Algebras in the Academic Design Program are integrated into the rest of the program with a strong emphasis on the Standards for Mathematical
Practice. These are eight universal standards new within the Common Core that emphasize math thinking through all grades. They are as follows:

- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically
- Attend to precision
- Look for and make use of structure
- Look for and express regularity in reasoning