Mathematics

High School Mathematics

Geometry (9th Grade) – 
Geometry is the study of geometrical shapes using deductive reasoning. Undefined terms, postulates and theorems will be used to solve 2 and 3 dimensional figures. Parallelism, congruent triangles, inequalities in triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangles, circles, construction, area, area and volume of solids and coordinate geometry will be the topics discussed. Algebraic skills involving quadratic equations, systems of equations, radicals and trigonometry will be used in calculating geometry problems. A completion of Algebra I is the prerequisite.

Honors Geometry (9th Grade) – 
Students will be asked to cover the same topics as the College Prep Geometry Course but in more depth. Honors Geometry covers the concepts at a faster pace and will problem solve at a more difficult level. An A in Algebra I is required for admittance to this course.

Algebra II (10th Grade)
 – This is a study of the use of advanced algebra skills and concepts in the set of real and complex numbers. Through problem solving strategies they study real numbers in equations and inequalities, functions and graphs. They study systems of equations and inequalities, using matrices, determinants and a graphing calculator.

Honors Algebra II (10th Grade)
 – This is a study of the use of advanced algebra skills and concepts in the set of real and complex numbers. Through problem solving strategies they study exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, real numbers in equations and inequalities, functions and graphs. They study systems of equations and inequalities, using matrices, determinants and a graphing calculator. The study of functions focuses on quadratic functions as well as polynomial functions. Conic sections are graphed and equations are written. Trigonometric functions, graphs, identities and equations complete the topical items in the course. The prerequisite for this class is an A in Geometry or A/B in Honors Geometry.

Advanced Functions and Modeling (11th Grade) – 
Advanced Functions and Modeling is a course designed for those students who struggled in Algebra II. The course beings with an intensive review of factoring, solving linear and quadratic equations, and solving systems of equations. Then a study of trigonometry, logarithms, and other functions takes the next quarter. Much time is spent on modeling equations from real-life data. Other topics include matrices and conic sections.

Honors Pre-Calculus (11th Grade) – 
Honors Pre-Calculus is a study of varied topics which include more than a quarter of trigonometry. The course also includes a study of functions, linear and quadratic regression, solutions of linear, quadratic and higher order equations and inequalities, logarithms, exponential equations, conic sections, probability, matrices and limits. A TI-83/84 calculator is required. The prerequisite for this course is an A in Algebra II, an A or B in Honors Algebra II or an A in Advanced Functions and Modeling

Statistics (12th Grade)
 – This is a course designed to show students that statistics is used to picture and describe the world as well as make informed decisions. There is an extensive use of a graphing calculator to enable these descriptions and decisions. The topics include data classification and organization, experimental design, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, and variation. Using these topics as a foundation, measures of position, probability distributions, counting principles, and standard normal distributions are developed. The course is completed with a study of sampling distributions and the Central Limit Theorem. The prerequisite for this course is the completion of Algebra II.

Honors College Math (12th Grade) – 
Honors College Math is a senior level course designed for those students who have finished Pre-Calculus but are not interested in Calculus. This course reviews topics from Pre-Calculus, but is taught from an applied standpoint. Much time is spent on finding models for real-life data. A detailed study of statistics is included. The prerequisites for this course is an A or B in Honors Pre-Calculus.

AP Calculus (12th Grade) – 
AP Calculus is a study of limits, derivatives, and integrals. This course prepares the students to take the AP Calculus AB exam given in the spring. Graphing calculators are a must for this class. The prerequisite for this class is an A in Honors Pre-Calculus.

AP Calculus BC (12th Grade) – This course is a continuation of Calculus AB. The first semester is a review of Calculus AB with some extensions of those topics.  Second semester is a study of more ways of integration, sequences, series, parametric equations and polar graphs. The prerequisite is an A or B in AP Calculus AB.