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Course Offerings

Math 1

Grade Level: 9-12 (C Approved) 

The fundamental purpose of the Math 1 course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in grades K through 8. This course includes Common Core standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Instructional time will focus on six critical areas: (1) extend understanding of numerical manipulation to algebraic manipulation; (2) synthesize understanding of function; (3) deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships; (4) apply linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend; (5) establish criteria for congruence based on rigid motions; and (6) apply the Pythagorean Theorem to the coordinate plane. Student engagement with course content will develop skills required for all 8 of the Common Core Standards of Math Practice: (1) make sense of problems and persevere in solving them; (2) reason abstractly and quantitatively; (3) construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others; (4) model with mathematics; (5) use appropriate tools strategically; (6) attend to precision; (7) look for and make use of structure; (8) look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Math 3

Grade Level: 10-12 (C Approved) 

It is in the Math 3 course that students integrate and apply the mathematics they have learned from their earlier courses. This course includes standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. For the Math 3 course, instructional time will focus on five critical areas: (1) apply methods from probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data; (2) expand understanding of functions to include polynomial, rational, logarithmic and radical functions; (3) expand right triangle trigonometry to include general triangles; (4) consolidate functions and geometry to create models and solve contextual problems; and (5) an introduction to limits. Student engagement with course content will develop skills required for all 8 of the Common Core Standards of Math Practice.

Mathematical Modeling

AP Calculus

Grade Level: 10-12 (C Approved) 

This is a college level class designed to prepare students to take the AP Calculus (AB) exam. Calculus emphasizes a multi-representational approach, which expresses concepts, results, and problems geometrically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Students learn to use derivatives and integrals to model physical, social, and economic situations.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 3 or Math Analysis.

Geometric Constructions

Grade Level: 11-12 (G Approved) 

This is a non-college-prep course that integrates geometry, art, and technology. Students begin with paper and pencil geometric constructions and extend these concepts on computers using “Geometer’s Sketchpad” software to create graphics. This is a course for any interested students, including college-bound students, who are interested in deeper exploration of geometry; students who struggled in algebra and would like a more experiential approach to geometry before continuing the college-prep sequence; and students who need additional math credits for graduation.

Geometry

Grade Level: 9-12 (C Approved) 

Geometry is the second course of the core college-prep high school mathematics curriculum. It reviews and extends the topics from the Algebra course and examines the strand of geometry in more depth. This course explores the properties of 2-dimensional figures and 3-dimensional solids and examines the process of generalizing and proving their properties.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of algebra.

Math Analysis

Grade Level: 10-12 (C Approved) 

Math analysis is the fourth course in the core college-prep high school mathematics curriculum. This course combines many of the trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of algebra 2.

AP Statistics

Introductory Computer Science

Grade Level: 10 -12 (A-G Approved) 

This course is designed to introduce students to the breadth of the field of computer science through an exploration of engaging and accessible topics. Rather than focusing the entire course on learning particular software tools or programming languages, the course is designed to focus on the conceptual ideas of computing and help students understand why certain tools or languages might be utilized to solve particular problems. The goal of this course is to develop in students the computational practices of algorithm development, problem solving and programming within the context of problems that are relevant to the lives of today’s students. Students will also be introduced to topics such as interface design, limits of computers, and societal and ethical issues.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of geometry.

AP Computer Science

Grade Level: 11-12 (A-G Approved) 

The course is an introduction to computer science. The course teaches Java programming language, emphasizing object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development, and is meant to be the equivalent of a first semester college-level course in computer science. It also includes the study of data structures, design, and abstraction.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in math analysis.