Students are required to successfully complete 30 hours (6 semesters) in Mathematics.
Algebra 1: Algebra I is the study of mathematical patterns and ideas. It is balanced between learning skills, exploring concepts, and solving problems. Technology is used to gather, interpret, and represent data from real-world situations. Creating and using mathematical models is a theme throughout. Algebra is integrated with geometry, probability, and statistics. Topics covered include equations—linear, quadratic, and exponential—as well as systems of equations and inequalities, and functions.
Geometry: This course is investigation-driven. It covers topics of Euclidean Geometry such as deductive proof, properties of polygons, circles, similar/congruent triangles, parallel lines, area and volume, the Pythagorean Theorem, basic concepts of right triangle trigonometry, and general ideas of transformations. Geometry tools are used in the investigations. Applications of Geometry concepts are incorporated within the course.
Algebra 2: Algebra II is primarily the study of functions—linear, exponential, polynomial, and parametric—through the use of data. Introductory trigonometry, statistics, and probability topics are also explored. Students use calculators and data gathering devices to investigate all topics. Throughout the course students discover the sense behind the mathematics, rather than simply learn steps for solving problems. Small group work, discussion, and the real world interpretation of the mathematics are stressed.
Standards Math: This course would be meant for those students who do not plan on taking Pre-Calculus but would benefit from additional exploration of Algebra II concepts. First quarter is dedicated to ACT Preparation. Concepts covered 2nd quarter and on may include the study of problem solving and critical thinking, set theory, logic, equations (linear, quadratic, rational and radical) and inequalities, functions and graphs, measurement and geometry, and other discrete math topics. Other concepts covered may include the study of modelling a business, banking services, consumer credit, budgeting, house/auto purchase and ownership, investing, retirement planning, counting methods, and probability and statistics.
Pre-Calculus: This course is designed to serve students who are preparing for Calculus or further work in mathematics. As a pre-calculus course, it offers an analytical, graphical and numerical approach to understanding polynomials, exponential functions, logarithms, and a wide variety of trigonometry topics. Additional topics may include polar graphs, conic sections, matrices, sequences, and series. Real life applications and data interpretation are integral parts of this course of study.
Calculus:This course covers approximately one semester of college calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiability, indefinite integrals, Riemann Sums, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications of the definite integral.