From Formulas to programming languages

Math courses at De Smet Jesuit range from freshman algebra to AP Calculus and from statistics to college level computer applications. Students test into the class best designed to challenge them, and upperclassmen can choose from several advanced math electives.

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College Credit Options &

Math Electives

  • ACP Computer Applications
  • AP/ACC Honors Calculus
  • AP Intro to Computer Science
  • AP Statistics
  • Honors Computational Thinking and Programming
  • Web Page Design
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Mastering Math

Flipped Classroom

Mr. Boehm shares his tutorials (think Kahn Academy style) with students to view in study hall. Classtime centers around mastering the math together.

Watch Mr. Boehm

  • Peabody Energy Leader in Education

Awarded to Department Chair Dan Likos in 2014 for his positive impact on the community

  • STEM Focus

The M in STEM, math classes challenge and inspire.


  • 4
  • college credit math classes

ACP Computer Applications, AP/ACC Honors Calculus, AP Intro to Computer Science, AP Statistics

  • Flipped Classroom

Students practice homework skills in class, then watch tutorials in study hall 

With Mr. Boehm

  • Web Design

Popular math elective preparing students for the real world

  • 4
  • alumni

On math faculty: Dan Likos ‘94, Pat Littleton ‘87, John Reyes ’94, Ryan Sextro ’04


Math Curriculum

Freshman Year

  • Algebra 1
  • Honors Algebra 1
  • Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Sophomore Year

  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry

Junior Year

  • Algebra 2/Trigonometry
  • Honors Algebra 2/Trigonometry
  • Honors Pre-Calculus

Senior Year 

  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • AP/ACC Honors Calculus
  • College Algebra & Statistics
  • AP Statistics

Math Faculty

Dan Likos

Dan Likos

Class of 1994
Teacher/Head Golf Coach
MFE, Mathematics, Webster University
BA, Education, University of Dayton
BA, Mathematics, University of Dayton
Gene Bender

Gene Bender

MA, Teaching/Educational Technology, Webster University
BS, Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Adam Boehm

Adam Boehm

Teacher, Department Chair
BS, Mathematics, St. Louis University
BA, Russian Studies, St. Louis University
Timothy Canavan

Timothy Canavan

Teacher/Head Baseball Coach
MA, Teaching, Lindenwood University
BS, Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mark DeGreeff

Mark DeGreeff

Assistant Dean of Students/Teacher
MA, Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
BA, Business Administration, Benedictine College
Pat Littleton

Pat Littleton

Class of 1987
MA, Athletic Administration, William Woods University
BS, Math Education, Southeast Missouri State University
BS, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ryan Sextro

Ryan Sextro

Class of 2004
Director of Educational Technology/Teacher
MS, Learning Technology, Fontbonne University
BS, Computer Science, University of Missouri-Columbia