In conjunction with the philosophy of Sacred Heart High School, the Math Department strives to encourage all students to develop academic ability. Because we recognize individual differences, students are grouped according to mathematical ability and previous achievement. Great stress is placed on college-preparatory courses. Hence, even though students are required to pass four years of mathematics to graduate from the Upper School. The use of TI – 84 family of calculators is required throughout the program as has been recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.