+ Positive + Start Program FAQ

The + Positive + Start Program is a FREE voluntary, self-paced review of math skills through Khan Academy. This program is not for credit and is not supported or monitored by a teacher. The goal is to give students a boost in the prerequisite math skills needed to be successful in the mathematics course in which the student is enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.

Completion of the course will likely give students a positive start in math.

No. Participation is voluntary.

What is the structure of the + Positive + Start Program?

The + Positive + Start Program uses Khan Academy for the review of prerequisite math skills. It is a selfpaced program containing instructional videos and skill practice questions. The work is meant to be done independently. Students will not be monitored or supported by an instructor.

If my student struggles in the + Positive + Start Program, can they receive teacher support? 

No. The +Positive + Start Program is self-paced and self-directed.

Will students who participate in + Positive + Start Program, receive any credit?

No. The + Positive + Start Program is not associated with any state defined mathematics course and the review of math skills is not comprehensive and/or parallel to a state defined mathematics course.

Is the + Positive + Start Program, the same thing as the Middle School Advancement Program?

No. The + Positive + Start Program is designed to give students a boost in the prerequisite math skills needed to be successful in the course in which the student is enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year.

What math content is supported by the + Positive + Start Program?

The +Positive + Start Program supports the prerequisite skills needed for the mathematics courses listed below:

M/J Grade 6 Mathematics
Geometry
M/J Grade 7 Mathematics
Algebra 2
M/J Grade 8 Pre-Algebra
Pre-Calculus Honors
Algebra 1
AP Calculus

The student should select the mathematics course in which the student is enrolled in the 2020-2021 school year.

How does a student access the + Positive + Start Program?

Codes to the + Positive + Start Program are located https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/smath/positive-start-program/.

  1. Go to khanacademy.org/join
  2. Enter your class code and press “Add”.
    Class code: ____________________________
  3. If you don’t already have an account, press “Create a new account”. Enter your date of birth, then sign up using Google, your school email, or by creating a username.
  4. Enter your grade and subject. Now you’re ready to start learning!

Once students enter the code, they will be manually added to the program each morning (7:00 am). This will activate the program and students will be able to access the assignments.

How long is the + Positive + Start Program available?

The + Positive + Start Program will be available from June 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Where can parents and students get help using Khan Academy?