High School Math Core and Elective Curriculum
Algebra I or Algebra I (H)
Algebra I focuses on seeing: 1) structure in expressions; 2) arithmetic with polynomials and rational functions; 3) creating equations; and 4) reasoning with equations and Inequalities.
Grade: 9 Length: Year Prerequisite: Course 3 or placement test
Geometry or Geometry (H)
Geometry focuses on: 1) congruence; 2) similarity, right triangles, and trigonometry; 3) circles; 4) expressing geometric properties with equations; 5) geometric measurement and dimension; and 6) modeling with geometry.Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations
Grade: 9-12 Length: 2 Semesters Prerequisite: Algebra I or placement test
Algebra II or Algebra (H)
Algebra II focuses on: 1) quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations; 2) graphs of quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; 3) equations quadratic in form; 4) operations on rational expressions, radical expressions, and complex numbers; 5) rational exponents; and 6) applications.
Grade: 9-12 Length: 2 Semesters Prerequisite: Geometry or placement test
Statistics and Probability
Statistics and Probability focuses on: 1) interpreting categorical and quantitative data; 2) making inferences and justifying conclusions; 3) conditional probability and the rules of probability; 4) using probability to make decisions.
Grade: 12 (elective) Length: 1 Semester Prerequisite: Must be a Senior
Pre-Calculus focuses on advanced topics from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and topics include DeMoivre’s theorem, convergent geometric series, binomial theorem, and rational roots theorem.
Grade: 11-12 Length: 2 Semesters Prerequisite: Algebra II (H)
Calculus AB (AP)
Advanced Placement Calculus AB focuses on: 1) review of functions, trigonometry, limits, graphing calculators, derivates, and integrals. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam.
Grade: 11-12 Length: 2 Semesters Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus (H)
Calculus BC (AP)
Advanced Placement Calculus BC focuses on optimization problems, integration, polar
and inverse functions, motion analysis, applications of integrals, solids of revolution, L’ Hopital’s rule, logarithmic isolation, parametric functions, Newton’s method, trapezoidal rule, series, tests of convergence, slope fields, Euler’s method, logistic growth, and arc length. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement exam.
Grade: 11-12 Length: 2 Semesters Prerequisite: Calculus AB (H)