MATHEMATICS
4 Credits required, including one credit during senior year.
REQUIRED MATH CLASSES
ALGEBRA 1, A & B 
Grade 9
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.  This class or its equivalent is required for graduation.
This course will continue the study of algebraic concepts developed in middle school mathematics. Students will explore, practice, and apply basic concepts and properties of Algebra.
 
GEOMETRY, A & B
Grades 9 - 10
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.  This class or its equivalent is required for graduation.
Prerequisite is Algebra 1 or permission of instructor
This course will continue the study of geometry concepts developed in middle school mathematics. Students will learn traditional geometry topics while developing reasoning skills through proof and application. Students will also be introduced to probability and statistics while using previously acquired algebraic knowledge.
 
ALGEBRA 2, A & B
Grades 10-11
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.  This class or its equivalent is required for graduation.
Prerequisite is Geometry or permission of instructor
This course will continue the study of algebraic concepts. Students will understand and use algebraic methods in reasoning about numbers, systems, and quantitative situations, in calculation and estimation, in measurement and precision, in solving equations and inequalities, in analyzing functions, and in real world situations. Students will connect algebraic ideas to geometry, trigonometry, probability and statistics.
 
ELECTIVE MATH CLASSES
PRE-CALCULUS A & B
Grades 11-12
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.
Prerequisite is Algebra 2 or permission of instructor
This course brings together and extends many of the concepts and skills covered in previous math courses. Students will continue the study of algebraic, geometric, and trigonometric concepts. This course is essential in preparing students for their transition to college mathematics.
 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CALCULUS A & B
Grade 12
0.5 CREDIT PER TRIMESTER, 1.5 CREDITS (three trimester class)
**Prerequisite: Pre-calculus or permission from the instructor
This course is designed to prepare the advanced math student for college level calculus. Students study derivatives and integrals from graphical, numerical, and symbolic points of view. Topics covered include: derivatives, integrals and their applications. In May, students take the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. Students who do well on this exam are granted college credit and advanced placement at most colleges and universities.
 
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) STATISTICS A & B
Grade 12
0.5 CREDIT PER TRIMESTER, 1 CREDIT
** Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or permission from the instructor
This course includes studies equivalent to a college introductory course in statistics. It is a non-calculus-based course built around four main topics: exploring data, planning a study, probability as it relates to distributions of data, and inferential reasoning. In May, students take the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam. Students who do well on this exam are granted college credit and advanced placement at most colleges and universities.
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SENIOR MATH, A & B
Grades 11-12
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.
Prerequisite is Algebra 2 or permission of instructor.
This course is for students who don't feel ready for Pre-Calculus, but want to review Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry concepts previously taught.  In addition to covering topics previously taught, students will study topics in Probability, Statisitcs, Graph Theory, and Voting & Apportionalment.  Emphasis will be place on using mathematics in applied situations.
 
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE CONSIDERED "MATH RELATED" AND CAN COUNT AS A MATH CREDIT IF TAKEN AS A SENIOR. 
ACCOUNTING I A & B
Grades 10-12
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.
Students will learn the theory and terminology necessary to start a basic accounting system for personal use, a service business, and a merchandising business. A simulation is used at the conclusion of each trimester to give students experiences in handling actual business forms. Students perform basic accounting functions on the computer. Accounting traits of accuracy, neatness, orderliness, thoroughness, and responsibility are stressed. This class, if taken in 12th grade, may fulfill the fourth-year state math requirement.
 
ACCOUNTING II A & B
Grades 11-12
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.
**Prerequisite: Accounting I and permission from the instructor
This course explores in detail theories presented in Accounting I and introduces computerized accounting, corporate accounting, and cost accounting. Computerized accounting projects are used throughout the course to give students experience in handling the complete accounting cycle. This class is highly recommended for those students interested in business or who wish to enter the accounting field directly after high school, either through employment or further study. This class, if taken in 12th grade, may fulfill the senior year state math requirement.
 
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS MATH A & B
Grades 12
0.5 credit per trimester for a total of 1 credit.
In personal finance, students learn fundamental money management skills, including calculating gross income, paying taxes, recordkeeping, establishing savings accounts, handling credit, making mortgage payments, investing, and more. Business math reviews the fundamental math operations in launching and running a business. The lessons and activities will help prepare all students for success in work and in life. This class, if taken in 12th grade, may fulfill the senior year state math requirement.
Last Modified on September 25, 2013