Introductory Algebra I
This course will be a rigorous attempt to ensure readiness for Intermediate Algebra I by requiring a thorough understanding of the properties and the operation of integers, fractions and decimals with an introduction to the use of variables, which is necessary for success in Algebra. Students will be placed in Introductory Algebra I based on their placement test scores and their success in previous math.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030101
Intermediate Algebra I
Students with good placement test results in mathematics, with high levels of interest in mathematics and science, with the motivation and determination to complete a high school curriculum with a strong emphasis on mathematics may select this course. Some students with previous experience in Algebra I may need to review the initial algebraic concepts at the pace of this course, not as rapid as indicated for Honors Geometry/Advanced Algebra I.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030102
Honors Geometry with Advanced Algebra I
This is a full-year course for students of exceptional ability, interest and motivation in mathematics as indicated on the placement test or for students who have good ability in mathematics and previous experience in Algebra I. Initial concepts will be reviewed very quickly, and additional time will be spent on the concepts that compose the beginning of the study of a second year in algebra. It is intended that this be the initial course of a program with a strong emphasis on mathematics and science. It is the first half of a two-course sequence that covers Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. The course also prepares students for the PSAT and other achievement tests.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: H030103
Intermediate Algebra II
Intermediate Algebra II will provide additional preparation in topics needed for success in Algebra II. It is meant for the student who passes Intermediate Algebra I with a low C or a D average. In particular, topics to be covered include solving equations and systems of equations, operations with algebraic expressions, and applications of these topics to problem solving.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra I
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030302
The prerequisite for the study of Geometry is the demonstration of adequate competency in the use of the concepts of Algebra. Direct applications of principles to science and other mathematical studies, career preparation, practical uses in everyday life and training the mind in the use of logical reasoning are all reasons for studying Geometry. These reasons are incorporated in the teaching of the course. The course should be selected by all students who pass Intermediate Algebra I.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030303
This is a geometry course without formal proofs. Emphasis will be on drawing and constructions. The class is for students who can master geometry but cannot handle formal proofs. Placement in Descriptive Geometry is by teacher recommendation.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030304
Algebra II will review and extend the basic skills learned in Intermediate Algebra I with an emphasis on modeling as an approach to problem solving. Students will sharpen mathematical skills, study some new topics and develop more logical thought processes. The course is necessary for the Chemistry and Physics courses of the school. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra I or Intermediate Algebra II with a grade of C or better. A graphing calculator is required (TI83 or TI84 is preferred. TI89 is not permitted.) Seniors in Algebra II (030401) will be required to take a semester 2 exam because of the emphasis on preparing the student for credit placement in college math.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030301 and 030401
Honors Algebra II
This is the second course in a two-course sequence which covers Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II. Students enrolled in this course must have proven competency in Algebra I and have completed Geometry or be willing to address those topics before beginning this course. This is also a course for students with exceptional mathematical ability, a high degree of interest in mathematics, and strong self-motivational skills. A graphing calculator is required (TI83 or TI84 is preferred. TI89 is not permitted.) Department recommendation is required. The course also prepares students for the PSAT and other achievement tests.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: H030203
Honors Precalculus with Trigonometry
Precalculus serves as a foundation for a first year college course in Analytic Geometry and Calculus. Heavy emphasis is placed upon functions of real numbers and, by extension, functions of angles. Thus, trigonometry is an integral part of Precalculus. This course lays the foundation for a detailed study of limits, continuity and derivatives. These topics are dealt with at considerable length in both Precalculus and Calculus. The course also prepares students for the PSAT and other achievement tests.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and teacher recommendation.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: H030305
College Algebra with Trigonometry
This is a fourth year mathematics course for students who have completed Intermediate Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. It is an integrated approach to Trigonometry and advanced topics in Algebra. It concurrently reviews all-important topics from Algebra and Geometry, enabling students to be prepared for college algebra and trigonometry or pre-calculus.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 030402
AP Calculus AB
The course will follow the Calculus AB syllabus of the College Entrance Board. At the course’s termination, students should be prepared to take the Advanced Placement Examination on Calculus AB. The class assumes competence with trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions as well as a solid foundation in the theory and application of limits.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Honors Precalculus with Trigonometry and teacher recommendation.
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: H030404
Students are introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four major conceptual themes: 1) Exploring data: Observing patterns and departures from patterns. 2) Planning a study: Deciding what and how to measure. 3) Anticipating patterns: Producing models using probability theory and simulation. 4) Statistical inference: Confirming models. It is not meant to replace Precalculus for students who will need Calculus in college.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of College Algebra or Honors Precalculus with Trigonometry and teacher recommendation
Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: H030405