Transitional Math (grade 9)
This class taken with teacher recommendation only. It
is designed to provide the student with the basic concepts needed for
future study in mathematics. Students taking this class will develop the
skills necessary for success in Prealgebra. Study will focus on binary
operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Statistics,
measurement, percent, ratios, proportions, probability, and basic
geometry topics will also be covered thoroughly. An introduction to
integer operations and algebra topics will be included. This class is
for elective credit only. Two years of math beyond Transitional Math are
required for graduation.

Pre-Algebra (grades 9-10)

This course is designed for the student not yet ready
for Algebra I. By using data graphs and other mathematical models,
students learn to generalize number patterns and to represent observed
patterns. These informal experiences with algebraic concepts help
students gain confidence and build the background necessary to be
successful in algebra.

Algebra I (grades 9-10)

Algebra I is the first class of a four-year sequence
for the college-bound student. However, a major concern of Algebra I is
to make sure that the program accommodates a wide range of student
abilities and interests. The course covers topics such as operations
with real numbers, solving linear equations, graphing relations and
functions, systems of equations, factoring polynomials, rational
expressions, radicals, and quadratic equations. The student successfully
completing this course should be ready to take Geometry the next year.

Geometry (grades 9-11)

Prerequisite: Algebra I

Geometry deals with concepts of the Euclidean plane and
space. Topics will include parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent
triangles, right triangles, circles, areas and volume, coordinate
geometry, trigonometry, construction, and similar polygons. The focus in
geometry is to introduce the student to formal proof and to give the
valuable geometric background which is so important for application to
other subjects. The student successfully completing this course should
be ready to continue in Algebra II the next year.

Consumers Math/ Integrated Math (grades 11-12)

Prerequisite: Two years of high school math or teacher recommendation

1st Semester - Consumers Math

Operations with fractions, decimals, and percents will
be applied to determine solutions to problems associated with various
occupations, financing, taxes, insurance, and other consumer related
topics. Additional topics may include computer spreadsheet applications
related to loans, budgets, and investments. Algebra skills will be used
in most applications

2nd Semester - Integrated Math

A semester-long survey of the integrated mathematics
topics included on the high school MEAP test. Topics include statistics,
probability, basic geometry, graphing, measurement, and algebraic
expressions. Basic algebraic operations will also be studied.

Algebra II (grades 10-12)

Prerequisite: Geometry

Algebra II will cover such topics as linear equations,
polynomials, functions, rational expressions, analytic geometry,
exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequences, matrices
and determinants, and trigonometry. It is important that the student
acquire a high level of understanding of these topics in order to be
ready for the fourth year of high school mathematics which is
Precalculus. Since mathematics builds on previously learned symbols,
concepts and skills, it is important that the student view this course
as necessary for any further development in mathematics in high school,
trade school, or college.

Pre-Calculus (grades 11-12)

Prerequisite: Algebra II

Precalculus will prepare the student for entrance into a
college calculus course. Topics of study will include coordinate
geometry, polynomials, functions, exponents and logarithms,
trigonometric function, polar coordinates, conic sections, sequences and
series, limits, and an introduction to calculus. This important class
will lay the groundwork for any further study of mathematics in high
school or college. Any students who take this course in the 11th grade
should then plan to take Introduction to Calculus in the senior year.

Calculus (grade 12)

Prerequisite: Precalculus

Introduction to Calculus is designed to give students an
intuitive understanding of the basic concepts in calculus. Students
should understand that this class will not be the same as that which
would be found in Calculus I at the university level. The student should
not be under the impression that it will be possible to side-step the
first semester calculus course in college. Topics of study will include
sequences and series, functions, logarithms, limits, continuity,
differentiation, integration, and applications of the integral and
derivative.

Students will be offered an Advanced Placement (AP)
option for those choosing to attempt the more rigorous preparation
offered by the AP curriculum.