Mathematics

Program Goal:  The study of mathematics provides a foundation of logic, reasoning and calculation skills and an experience in current technology that will enable the student to succeed in his/her chosen career, whether or not it is a mathematical field. Challenges and methods of operating serve to increase one’s problem-solving capabilities and critical thinking skills. Note: Some classes require that students have access to a graphing calculator. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended. All students must earn 4 credit hours in Mathematics prior to graduation.  

See specific course information below:

Math placements are dependent on a number of factors. Prior course completion, past grades, standardized test scores, departmental recommendations and teacher recommendations are all considerations for placement. See the flowchart below for the recommended course of study:

Senior Placement Flowchart
Students who have successfully completed Algebra II, Algebra II / Trigonometry, or Honors Algebra II: 
Level One - Analysis or Pre-Calculus
Level Two - Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus

Students who have successfully completed Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus:
Level One - Calculus or Statistics (odd years)
Level Two - AP Calculus or AP Statistics (even years)

Analysis

Course Number:  M422
Open to grades: ​ 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra II or Algebra II/Trig and Department Recommendations
Course Description:  This course is a continuation of Algebra II. It will reinforce graphing, modeling and applications of advanced functions. Conic sections, trigonometric, polynomial and logarithmic functions will be introduced. Any TI-84 graphing calculator is required.​

Pre-Calculus

Course Number:  M323
Open to grades: ​ 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra II/Trig or Honors Algebra II/Trig and Department Recommendations
Course Description:  This course will reinforce topics of Algebra II/Trig while extending and enhancing them beyond their development in Algebra II/Trig. Limits, vectors and polar coordinates are also included. The skills learned will prepare students to be successful in Calculus. Any TI-84 graphing calculator is required.​

Honors Pre-Calculus

Course Number:  M421
Open to grades: ​ 10, 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Minimum of 82% in Honors Algebra II/Trig or minimum 93% in Algebra II/Trig both semesters with Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  Designed for high-achieving students, this class is a more rigorous treatment of topics found in Honors Algebra II/Trig. Limits, polar coordinates and an introduction to derivatives and integrals will be included. The skills learned will prepare students for success in AP Calculus. A TI-83 or any TI84 graphing calculator is required.​

Calculus

Course Number:  M423
Open to grades: ​ 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Honors Pre-Calculus or Pre-Calculus with Teacher Recommendation
Course Description:  This course is a thorough study of the two branches of calculus: derivatives and integrals. AB exam of the AP Calculus test is optional. All topics of AP Calculus AB will be covered. Independent work will be needed to prepare for the added rigor of the exam. A TI-83 or any TI-84 graphing calculator is required.​

AP Calculus BC

Course Number:  M424
Open to grades: ​ 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Minimum 82% in Honors Pre-Calculus or a 93% in Pre-Calculus both semesters and Teacher Recommendation​
Course Description:  This course contains in-depth coverage of all topics required for the AP exam (Advanced Placement Calculus “BC” Exam). Fundamentals of calculus, including series, parametric and polar topics, are thoroughly covered through a geometrical, analytical and mathematical approach. Students are required to take the AP exam. A TI-83 or any TI-84 graphing calculator is required.​

Statistics

Course Number:  M333
Open to grades: ​ 10, 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra II/Trig, Pre-Calculus, Honors Pre-Calculus, Calculus or AP Calculus and Department Recommendations
Offered:  Odd-numbered Years
Course Description:  This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics which include techniques for collecting, analyzing and reporting conclusions and making inferences from the data. Any TI-84 graphing calculator is required. This course will only be available with sufficient student registration.

AP Statistics

Course Number:  M334
Open to grades: ​ 11, 12
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Honors Pre-Calculus, Calculus or AP Calculus with Department Recommendation
Offered:  Even-numbered Years
Course Description:  This course thoroughly covers descriptive and inferential statistics required for the AP exam, including techniques for collecting, analyzing and reporting conclusions and making inferences from the data. Access to computer software is necessary. Students are required to take the AP Statistics exam. A TI-83 or any TI-84 calculator is required. This course will only be available with sufficient student registration.​