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Carolyn Holmes

Curriculum Leader

Cindy Baird
Elementary Mathematics
Teacher Specialist


Leslie Strachan-Williams
Elementary Mathematics
Teacher Specialist


Angela Byrd-Wright

Secondary Mathematics
Teacher Specialist


Carol Tynes

Administrative Support Specialist 727-2477

mathAll students can learn mathematics and deserve the opportunity to do so. Recognizing the diversity among children, Hampton educators do not expect all students to learn mathematics in the same manner, using the same resources, and in the same time frame. Instruction, therefore, focuses on an activity-based, hands-on system of delivery wherein students utilize a wide variety of manipulatives, calculators and computers to transition them from concrete understandings to pictorial representations before they embark upon abstract concepts.


Hampton City Schools Mathematics Department is united in our commitment to empower all students to succeed, embrace diversity, and encourages lifelong learning with respect and without compromise.

To ensure that all children in the K-12 HCS Mathematics program develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and understandings needed to thrive in the 21st Century, college, and workplace environments.


HCS Mathematics Department Focus Areas

  • Building Conceptual Understanding
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Problem Solving as a Process



The Elementary Mathematics primary focus is to empower all students to become mathematical problem solvers who see the importance of mathematics and use it to make sense of the world around them. To achieve this vision, we embed problem solving, conceptual understanding, and differentiated instruction to maximize student learning.


  • Jefferson Lab (sample SOL tests in all subjects)


The Secondary Mathematics Department is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of all high school credited mathematics courses in middle and high school. Our primary goal is to provide support for a meaningful, interesting, and rigorous mathematics curriculum, aligned with the State of Virginia’s SOLs, the Advanced Placement Curriculum, and the International Baccalaureate Program. We are eager to serve our community of learners so that our students have the necessary mathematics preparation for continuing education and the workforce. In addition, we help our students understand the joy of an involvement with mathematics in a recreational setting. It is our consistent desire to provide the best mathematical instruction for all of our students in an effort to help them recognize the lifelong value that mathematics offers.

Secondary Mathematics Course Offerings

Course I
Course I Honors
Pre-Algebra (grades 6)
Course II
Course II Honors
Course III
Algebra I
Algebra, Functions and Data Analysis (AFDA)
Algebra II
Algebra II/Trigonometry


Computer Math
Elementary Functions
Probability & Statistics
AP Computer Science
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Family Living and Finances (modified diploma)

For information call the HCS Mathematics Office: 727-2477

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HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected classes in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Robbin G. Ruth, Executive Director, Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669 757-727-2000. 

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Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 


The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing,, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as, as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.