
ALGEBRA I Grade 810 3130
Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 710
Prerequisite(s): Gr 78: Meet recommendation criteria.
Gr 910: Math 8 and recommendation of Math 8 teacher.
Algebra I is the beginning of the academic mathematics sequence. Students are encouraged to develop selfreliance, a questioning attitude, and verbal precision relating to mathematical problems. Topics to be studied include fundamental algebraic language, the real number system, equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, coordinate graphing, relations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, rational and radical expressions, quadratics, and data set analysis. Manipulatives and graphing calculators will be used in this course. PreAP Algebra I will provide more critical thinking and higher order problem solving and application of information.
ALGEBRA 1 + 3130DB
ALGEBRA READINESS ELECTIVE 3130ARE
Credit(s): 1 Math + 1 Elective = 2 Grade level(s): 910
Prerequisite(s): Math 8 and recommendation of Math 8 teacher.
Algebra I is the beginning of the academic mathematics sequence. The purpose of the Algebra Readiness elective is to prepare students for success in Algebra I by reinforcing critical prealgebraic skills and concepts. Students will take this course along with Algebra I in a doubleblock structure. Students are encouraged to develop selfreliance, a questioning attitude, and verbal precision relating to mathematical problems. Topics to be studied include fundamental algebraic language, the real number system, equations and inequalities, polynomials, factoring, coordinate graphing, relations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, rational and radical expressions, quadratics, and data set analysis. Manipulatives and graphing calculators will be used in this course.
PREAP GEOMETRY Gr 89 3143P
GEOMETRY Gr 911 3143
Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 811
Prerequisite(s): Algebra I and teacher recommendation
Geometry follows Algebra I in the sequence of college preparatory courses. This course deals with the geometry of points, lines, and planes enriched throughout with fundamental concepts of solid geometry. Logical reasoning, the nucleus of the course, is used in developing the concepts of inductive and deductive proofs. Algebra, coordinate and transformational geometry are integral parts of the course. Problemsolving strategies and realworld connections are integrated throughout the course. PreAP Geometry will provide more critical thinking and higher order problem solving and application of information.
GEOMETRY + 3143DB
GEOMETRY READINESS ELECTIVE 3143GRE
Credit(s): 1 Math + 1 Elective = 2 Grade level(s): 911
Prerequisite(s): Algebra I and recommendation of teacher.
Geometry follows Algebra I in the sequence of college preparatory courses. The purpose of the Geometry Readiness elective is to prepare students for success in Geometry by reinforcing critical pregeometric skills and concepts. Students will take this course along with Geometry in a doubleblock structure. Geometry deals with the study of points, lines, and planes enriched throughout with fundamental concepts of solid geometry. Logical reasoning, the nucleus of the course, is used in developing the concept of inductive and deductive proofs. Algebra, coordinate and transformational geometry are integral parts of the course. Problemsolving strategies and realworld connections are integrated throughout the course.
COMPUTER MATHEMATICS 3184
(plus 2 courses of a career and technical concentration) 3184
Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 1112
Prerequisite(s): Geometry
This course will utilize the graphing calculator to explore mathematical problem solving through computer programming. Students will analyze data in charts, graphs, and tables; design, write, and test computer programs that define constraints of a given problem; design algorithms to solve a given problem; design and implement input/output phases of a program; define simple variable data types; translate mathematical expressions into a computer statement; implement conditional statements (if/then/else); and implement loops and iterative loops. Choosing this course in place of Algebra II will eliminate a student’s ability to enroll in Physics.
ALGEBRA, FUNCTIONS, AND DATA ANALYSIS 3134
Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 912
Prerequisite(s): Algebra I and Geometry
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed the standards for Algebra I and Geometry. Within the context of mathematical modeling and data analysis, students will study functions and their behaviors, systems of inequalities, probability, experimental design and implementation, and analysis of data. Data will be generated by practical applications arising from science, business, and finance. Students will solve problems that require the formulation of linear, quadratic exponential, or logarithmic equations or a system of equations. Through the investigation of mathematical models and interpretation/analysis of data from real life situations, students will strengthen conceptual understandings in mathematics and further develop connections between algebra and statistics. Students should use the language and symbols of mathematics in representations and communication throughout the course. The infusion of technology (graphing calculator and/or computer software) in this course will assist in modeling and investigating functions and data analysis.
PREAP ALGEBRA II Grade 910 3135P
ALGEBRA II Grade 1112 3135
Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 912
Prerequisite(s): “B” or higher in Geometry or with written teacher recommendation
Algebra II is designed to be an extension of Algebra I. Students enrolled in Algebra II are assumed to have mastered basic Algebra I concepts. New concepts that broaden algebraic reasoning are introduced. Some of the topics studied include polynomials, factoring, quadratics, systems of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities, rational expressions, radicals, relations/functions and their graphs, matrices and determinants, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, conic sections, and analysis of collected data. Graphing calculators will be an integral part of this course. PreAP Algebra II will provide more critical thinking and higher order problem solving and application of information.
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE A 3185
See section on Computer Science and Technology.
COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3137
Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 1012
Prerequisite(s): Algebra II (for 12thgrade students; students who have passed Precalculus may not enroll in this course.)
This is a college preparatory course that extends topics from Algebra II and introduces additional ones. One quarter of the course deals with trigonometry topics. The remainder of the course concentrates on the study of functions, matrices, and probability. This course is recommended for collegebound seniors who do not have the background or interest to take the more indepth course of Precalculus.
PRECALCULUS 3164
Dual Enrollment 3164D
Credit(s): 1 (1w for dual enrollment) Grade level(s): 1012
Prerequisite(s): Algebra II with a grade of “C” or above
This course is designed to prepare students who plan to pursue college studies in mathematics, engineering, or the sciences. The central theme of this course is functions as models of change. Each family of functions is represented symbolically, numerically, graphically, and verbally. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and realworld applications. Topics include an introduction to functions; linear functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; transformations of functions; trigonometric functions; composite, inverse, and combination functions; polynomial and rational functions; trigonometry of vectors; and related topics, including geometric series, parametric equations, implicitly defined curves, and complex numbers. The graphing calculators will be used throughout the course. For dual enrollment, a unit on systems of equations and inequalities using matrices will be included.
AP STATISTICS 3192
Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 1012
Prerequisite(s): “B” in Algebra II
This course is equivalent to an introductory, noncalculus based, college course in statistics which is typically required for college majors such as engineering, psychology, sociology, health science, and business. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Graphing calculators will be used throughout the course.
AP CALCULUS AB 3177
Dual enrollment 3177D
Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 1012
Prerequisite(s): Precalculus with a grade of “C” or better or recommendation of Precalculus teacher.
Advanced Placement Calculus AB consists of a full year of work in calculus and related topics. This course is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of analytic geometry and elementary functions in addition to college preparatory algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The purpose of the course is to prepare the student for advanced placement in college calculus.
AP CALCULUS BC 3180
Dual enrollment 3180D
Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 12
Prerequisite(s): AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC is a course designed to build on the concepts learned in AP Calculus AB and to prepare students for the higher levels of mathematics. The diversity of topics and versatility of the knowledge gained in this course will enable students to solve problems in many fields of study, including physics, engineering, biology, and chemistry. The course includes vectors and dynamical systems, series and approximation, advanced integration techniques, parametric and polar functions, multiple variable functions, differential equations, and realworld modeling examples. The students will extend the applications of calculus to a wider arena of physical phenomena through the use of technology.