Welcoming Districts and Schools to the Desmos 2020-21 Middle School Math Program

In January, we announced our core middle school math program, which pairs the open-source middle school curriculum from OpenUp Resources/Illustrative Mathematics with powerful technology, humanizing pedagogy, and intuitive design from Desmos.

We were extremely grateful to receive interest from thousands of sites and teachers. In order to provide the best possible support for as many partners as possible, we’ve decided to limit participation this year to a small set of applicants.

We looked for partners who had:

  • Communities of teachers—people who love supporting one another and learning together.
  • A dedicated teacher-supporter at the district level who understands our vision for connected and creative mathematics.
  • A record of perseverance and problem-solving, both of which are necessary in a best-case school year, and especially necessary in this time of school closure.
  • Demographic diversity, particularly with respect to student race and gender so we can understand how to include and support students who have historically been excluded and undersupported.

We are excited to announce our partners for the upcoming school year.*

  • Acton-Boxborough Regional School District
  • Amesbury Middle School
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
  • Bowling Green Independent School District
  • Braintree Public Schools
  • Brightworks
  • Brookline Public Schools
  • Berwyn South School District 100
  • Caesar Rodney School District
  • Calamus-Wheatland Community School District
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School
  • Dayton Regional STEM School
  • Eagle County Schools
  • East Hartford Public Schools
  • East Sac County Schools
  • Evanston/Skokie School District 65
  • Evergreen Public Schools
  • Grand Prairie Independent School District
  • High Tech High
  • Holy Family Catholic Schools
  • Inland Lakes Schools
  • Iowa School for the Deaf
  • Lewiston Independent School District
  • Long Beach Public Schools
  • Midway Independent School District
  • Midwest Regional ESC
  • Milton Public Schools
  • Monroe Township Public Schools
  • Naugatuck Public Schools
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • Northside Independent School District
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Parkway School District
  • Patterson Joint Unified School District
  • PS/IS 288 The Shirley Tanyhill School
  • Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
  • Rocky Hill Public School
  • Springfield Public School District
  • St. Charles Community Unit School District 303
  • Sunnyvale School District
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District
  • Teton County School District #1
  • Tolland Public Schools
  • Warren County Public Schools
  • West Chester Area School District
  • William M. Meredith School

* Don’t worry if you’ve been accepted to this program and your site is not listed here—there may still be some remaining administrative tasks to finalize.

We expect to expand this program in 2021–2022 with the inclusion of Grade 6 curriculum. To stay up to date as we plan our 2021-2022 program, sign up for updates: