The study of Mathematics at NEA is focused on the overarching development of the following vital skills: attention to detail, sequential thinking and problem solving, problem analysis, modeling real-life situations, and logical defense of problem-solving. These are integral critical thinking skills for every student to practice and master, as they will be beneficial in subsequent courses, as well as in post-secondary life. In addition, students practice the valuable skill of perseverance through their study of mathematics, whether it be through testing logic, working through complex problems, or completing a final exam. All students are required to pass four full years of high school math.