Mathematics

Courses

*CTE Courses that are approved for a senior math credit include: Accounting I and II (Business and Computers/Accounting), Automotive Technology I and II (Trades and Industry), Personal & Culinary Services I or II (Human Services)

Algebra I

Grade 9     1 credit
This course is required for graduation.

This course builds upon a number of key concepts developed in the middle grades, such as patterns of change and linear relationships with multiple representations. Units will cover basic linear equations, symbolic forms of equations, analyzing rates of change, quadratic, exponential and polynomial functions, rules of exponentiation, and problem solving applications.

Geometry

Grade 9-12     1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra I     This course is required for graduation.

This course explores the definitions and properties of lines, angles, 2-dimensional, and 3-dimensional figures. Students will develop and apply such concepts as congruence and similarity, transformations, perimeter, area, volume, trigonometry, and parallel and intersecting lines.

Algebra II Part A, B, C & D

Grade 11-12     2 credits
Prerequisite: Algebra I and teacher approval.     This course fulfills the Algebra II requirement for graduation.

This course covers the same material as Algebra II, however this Algebra II portion is at a slower pace for those students who had difficulty in Algebra I. The course will cover the material in 2 years. Students will have to complete the entire sequence in order to receive Algebra II credit to successfully complete the Algebra II requirement.

Algebra II

Grade 9-12     1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra I     This course is required for graduation.

Concepts studied include: applications of linear equations, quadratics, exponential and logarithmic functions, probability, and polynomial functions. Use of graphing calculator is taught and emphasized throughout the year. It is strongly recommended that students entering Algebra II have earned at least a C+ in Algebra I.

Pre-Calculus

Grade 10-12     1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra II

An excellent preparation for any advanced math study, this course is an important class for the college prep or technical career curriculum. The student will learn and expand many advanced math concepts such as polar coordinates, conics, complex numbers, sequences and series, function behavior and trigonometry. Students will learn about the circular functions and apply them to science and practical situations. Additional topics include polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and vectors. Students will also use graphing calculators extensively.

A.P. Calculus

Grade 11-12     1 credit
Prerequisite: Pre-calculus

Emphasis is placed on the study of limits, rates of change, differential and integral calculus and their applications. Students will be encouraged to take the A.P. Test and may earn up to 5 college credits based on the test score and school of their choice. Upon successful completion, students receive high school credit by semester, but depending on the college or university, credit may be awarded for completion of coursework and/or scores from Advanced Placement standardized national tests. Students must check with individual colleges or universities for credit standards. The cost of the national test is the responsibility of the student.

A.P. Statistics

Grade 11-12     1 credit
Prerequisite: Algebra II

This course is a project-oriented course designed around the exploration of statistical methods, and inference. Students will learn to design experiments and surveys, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions based on statistical methods. This course may be taken concurrently with another math course. Credit may be awarded for completion of coursework and/or scores from Advanced Placement standardized national tests. Students must check with individual colleges or universities for credit standards. The cost of the national test is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Management

Grade 12     1 credit

This course will cover personal financial planning and money management strategies. Discussion topics and projects will include paying for college, investment strategies, understanding the stock market, probability, data analysis, expected value, games of chance, establishing credit, credit cards, budgeting, insurances, mortgages and consumer loans, understanding your paycheck, taxes, budgeting, and saving for that awesome vacation.