Mathematics

Algebra I

Algebra I (CP) – 9th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Algebra I is a comprehensive course that prepare students to use algebraic skills and concepts confidently in mathematics, in related disciplines, and in real world situations. Examples of topics covered are integers and rational numbers, equations, inequalities, exponents and polynomials, factoring, graphing linear equations, systems of equations, rational expressions, and radical expressions. Problem solving is emphasized throughout all of these topics. Graphing calculators are used as teaching and learning tools throughout the course.

Algebra I (Honors)

Algebra I (Honors) – 9th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: none

Algebra I at the honors level covers basically the same material as Algebra I CP with a higher degree of emphasis on problem solving. For admission into Honors, multiple factors are considered: HSPT score in math and/or other recent standardized test score in math and a minimum grade of 90% in 8th grade Pre-Algebra (or Intro to Algebra) course.

Geometry

Geometry (CP) – 9th - 10th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra I (CP) or Algebra I (Honors)

Geometry uses investigative and deductive reasoning methods to complete a program based on traditional theorems and postulates. Computers are used as an aid in the development of the theorems and postulates. Students first learn the language of geometry and then apply this language to such topics as congruency, similar triangles, parallelograms, circles, polygons, area, volume, constructions and basic trigonometry.

Geometry (Honors)

Geometry (Honors) – 9th - 10th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra I (CP) or Algebra I (Honors); Teacher/Department recommendation

Honors Geometry use investigative and deductive reasoning methods to complete a program based on traditional theorems and postulates. Computers are used as an aid in the development of the theorems and postulates. Students will quickly learn the language of geometry and then apply this language to such topics as congruency, similar triangles, parallelograms, circles, polygons, area, volume and constructions. A more involved study of the basics of trigonometry is included in Honors geometry. For admission into Honors, students should earn > 90% in Algebra I and the recommendation of the Algebra I teacher (considering work ethic and attendance).

Algebra II

Algebra II (CP) – 10th – 11th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra I (CP) or Algebra I (Honors)

Algebra II prepares students to use advanced algebra skills and concepts. Through classroom lectures, applications, assignments, and assessment, students will develop critical thinking skills and strategies necessary for problem solving. Students will take their algebra knowledge to a greater depth by exploring Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, Exponential, and Logarithmic Equations and the concepts related to each of these topics. ACT math will be emphasized daily through practice problems and student exploration. Students will learn to use the TI 84 graphing calculator.


Algebra II (Honors)

Algebra II (Honors) – 9th - 11th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra I (CP) or Algebra I (Honors); Teacher/Department Recommendation

Algebra II Honors prepares students to use advanced algebra skills and concepts. Through classroom lectures, applications, assignments, and assessment, students will develop critical thinking skills and strategies necessary for problem solving. Students will take their algebra knowledge to a greater depth by exploring Linear, Quadratic, Polynomial, Exponential, and Logarithmic Equations and the concepts related to each of these topics. Algebra II Honors will study matrices with their applications and conic sections. ACT math will emphasized daily through practice problems and student exploration. Students will learn to use the TI 84 graphing calculator. For admission into Honors, students should earn a grade of > 90% in Honors Algebra I and Honors Geometry, and the recommendation of the Geometry teacher (considering work ethic and attendance).

Advanced Math/PreCal

Advanced Math/PreCal (CP) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra II (CP) and teacher recommendation

This course is a bridge between Algebra II and Calculus. It will prepare students for basic College Algebra and/or College Precalculus. It will weave together previous study of algebra, geometry, and functions to focus on the mastery of critical skills necessary for success in college math courses.

Precalculus

Precalculus (CP) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra II (CP) or Algebra II (Honors)

Pre-Calculus is an alternative to the Honors Pre-Calculus course. The course content mirrors the topics of the Honors Pre-Calculus course; however, the students set the contents’ pace and depth. This course prepares students for college math courses that most non-science/math majors must take and is a prerequisite to Calculus.

Precalculus (Honors)

Precalculus (Honors) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra II (CP) or Algebra II (Honors); Teacher/Department Recommendation

Honors Pre-Calculus, a prerequisite for Calculus or AP Calculus, covers the following topics: advanced algebra, polynomials, trigonometry, exponentials, logarithms, series, sequences, probability, and analytic geometry. It is a rigorous, fast-paced course guided by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards’ college-level text, Pre-Calculus, With Limits. For admission, students must have earned > 90% in Honors Algebra II and the recommendation of the Algebra II teacher (considering work ethic and attendance).

Calculus (Honors)

Calculus (Honors) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Precalculus (Honors)

Honors Calculus is offered for the honors Pre-Calculus student who does not wish to deal with the rigors of AP Calculus AB and/or has less than 90 percent in Honors Pre-Calculus and did not obtain the recommendation of the Honors Pre-Calculus teacher.

Calculus (AP)

Calculus AB (AP) – 11th – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Precalculus (Honors); Teacher/Department Recommendation

Calculus BC (AP) – 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Calculus AB and a passing score on the AP exam

Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus (AB) and (BC) are first and second semester college calculus courses. The College Board dictates the curriculum for each course. Students may receive college credit depending on the AP exam score and policies of the student’s college choice. All students are required to take the national exam in the spring. AP Calculus students must be mathematically able - for AB: > 90% in Honors Pre-Calculus and recommendation of Honors Pre-Calculus teacher (considering work ethic and attendance). For BC: a passing score of 3 or higher on the national AP Calculus AB examination.

Statistics

Statistics (CP) – 11th - 12th
1.0 credit

Prerequisite: Algebra II (CP) or Algebra II (Honors); Teacher/Department recommendation

Statistics teaches students how to design experiments, analyze data, and communicate the results. Students will learn about a variety of statistical tests used today and when they can be used. This is an excellent course for students interested in science, medicine, journalism, or government. It is open to students who have received a B or higher in Algebra 2.