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Algebra I
9th Grade
Prerequisites: Pre-Algebra or 8th Grade Math
Full Year - 1 credit

Algebra I gives students the foundations of algebraic concepts and the real number system. Students are introduced to variables, algebraic expressions, equations, functions, inequalities and their graphical representation. Students develop the ability to: explore and solve mathematical problems, think critically, work cooperatively with others, and communicate mathematical ideas clearly.

Algebra II
11th Grade
Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry
Full Year - 1 credit

Algebra II is designed to develop the skills mastered in Geometry and Algebra I, while introducing new topics including, but not limited to: matrices, complex numbers, solving/graphing polynomial equations, function operations, exponential and logarithmic equations, probability and sequences and series.

Honors Algebra II
Full Year - 1 credit

This course covers the same material as Algebra II at a deeper and more complex level. Emphasis is placed on preparing the students for Pre-Calculus Honors and AP Calculus.

Geometry
9th/10th Grade
Prerequisite - 8th Grade Math or Pre-Algebra
Full Year - 1 credit

Geometry is designed to build upon students' Algebra skills, focusing on logic and spatial reasoning. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: the coordinate plane, area, volume, points, lines, planes, angles, circles, polygons, constructions, and logical proof.

Honors Geometry
9th Grade
Prerequisite - Accelerated 8th Grade Math or Algebra I
Full Year - 1 credit

Geometry is designed to build upon students' Algebra skills, focusing on logic and spatial reasoning. Topics covered include but are not limited to: the coordinate plane, area, volume, points, lines, planes, angles, circles, polygons, constructions, and logical proof. As an honors course, students are expected to perform at a more rigorous level regarding algebraic and logical reasoning. Students taking this course proceed to Algebra II.

Finite Math
12th Grade
Prerequisites: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
Full Year - 1 credit

Applications of Finite Mathematics provides students with the opportunity to explore mathematics concepts related to discrete mathematics and their application to computer science and other fields. Students who are interested in postsecondary programs of study that do not require calculus (such as elementary and early childhood education, English, history, art, music, and technical and trade certifications) would benefit from choosing Applications of Finite Mathematics as their fourth high school mathematics credit. This course is an important non-calculus option that presents mathematics as relevant and meaningful in everyday life. Its objective is to help students experience the usefulness of mathematics in solving problems that are frequently encountered in today’s complex society. The wide range of topics in Applications of Finite Mathematics includes logic, counting methods, information processing, graph theory, election theory, and fair division, with an emphasis on relevance to real-world problems.

Pre-Calculus
12th Grade
Prerequisite - Geometry and Algebra II
Full Year - 1 credit

This course explores the graphs of functions and properties of functions as well as graphing transformations. It also examines polynomial and rational functions to a greater degree than Algebra II. Extensive examination of trigonometric functions include the unit circle, graphs, inverses, identities, and essential formulas.

Honors Pre-Calculus
11th Grade
Prerequisite - Algebra II, Geometry
Full Year - 1 credit

This course covers the same material as Pre-Calculus but at a more challenging and deeper level. Additionally, students will explore sequences and series as well as find limits algebraically and using tables and graphs in preparation for AP Calculus.

AP Calculus

Full Year - 1 credit

This is a college level course designed to prepare students to take the AP Calculus AB Exam. Students will calculate limits algebraically, graphically, and using tables. Students examine derivatives as the limit of the difference quotient, the slope of the tangent line, and as instantaneous rate of change. Students apply applications of the derivative including optimization, absolute and local extreme, related rates, slope fields, and implicit differentiation. Students examine the integral as a limit of Reimann sums, using it to find the area of a region and find the distance traveled by a particle. Antidifferentiation techniques include "u-substitution" and solving separable differential equations. Volumes of revolution are computed using the washer and shell methods.