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:

Junior Placement Flowchart
Students who have successfully completed Geometry Fundamentals, Geometry, or Honors Geometry: 
Level One - Algebra II or Algebra II / Trigonometry
Level Two - Algebra II / Trigonometry or Honors Algebra II / Trigonometry

Students who have successfully completed Algebra II / Trigonometry or Honors Algebra II / Trigonometry:
Level One - Pre-Calculus
Level Two - Honors Pre-Calculus

Algebra II

Course Number:  M417
Open to grades: ​ 11
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Algebra I Essentials / Algebra I or Geometry / Geometry Fundamentals and Department Recommendations
Course Description:  This course will emphasize and reinforce fundamental algebraic skills. It will extend and/or advance the discussion of linear, quadratic and exponential functions, systems of equations/inequalities, probability and statistics through the use of appropriate technology, activities and applications. A TI-83 or any TI-84 graphing calculator is required.​

Algebra II / Trigonometry

Course Number:  M418
Open to grades: ​ 9, 10
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Prerequisite for 10th, 11th, & 12th Grades: Geometry or Honors Geometry and Department Recommendations
Course Description:  This course will cover all the material of Algebra II. It will include graphing, modeling and applications of advanced functions. Conic sections and trigonometric topics will be covered. Skills learned will prepare a student for success in higher-level math courses. Any TI-84 graphing calculator is required.​

Honors Algebra II / Trigonometry

Course Number:  M419
Open to grades: ​ 10, 11
Credit Hours: 1 Credit
Prerequisite:  Minimum of 93% in Geometry or minimum 85% in Honors Geometry both semesters with Teacher Recommendation. Prerequisite for 10th & 11th Grade: Honors Geometry or Geometry and Department Recommendations
Course Description:  This course will focus on topics of Euclidean Geometry through the use of vocabulary of two- and three-dimensional properties, logic, technology and activities to enhance life connections. Topics include proofs, parallel and perpendicular lines, angles, polygons, circles, relationships between geometric figures, constructions, area and volume. A TI-83 or any TI-84 graphing calculator is recommended. A scientific 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.​