Algebra I is offered to 8th and 9th graders in two levels from the same text. It is taught at different paces and to varying depths depending on student comprehension and the overall ability level of each class. The basic goal of the Algebra I course is to make students proficient in the solution of quadratic equations, systems of equations with two unknowns and the graphing of linear equations. Students are exposed to various solution methods for both quadratic equations and systems of equations. Word problems are an integral part of this process.