PreAlgebra
0.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ None
Prealgebra provides one more year of mathematical groundwork for students who need additional preparation before taking Algebra I. This class covers variables, decimals, number theory, fractions, solving equations, areas, perimeter, volume, ratios, proportions, percents, signed numbers, graphing on the coordinate plane, and factoring.
Skills Taught:
Students will be able to:

Solve linear equations

Use the order of operations to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and and apply powers to integers

Understand ratios and solve proportions

Correctly apply formulas to find perimeter, area, and volume

Identify parts of Cartesian plane and plot points in each quadrant

Simplify rational expressions

Identify Greatest Common Factors (G.C.F.) and Lowest Common Factors (L.C.F.) and algebraic expressions
Algebra I
1.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ None
Algebra I is the first step students take into the study of pure mathematics. The class introduces the principles and steps used in simplifying algebraic expressions, solving algebraic equations and inequalities, and expressing realworld mathematical situations algebraically for the purpose of drawing deeper conclusions. The course will also cover joint probability and the practical use of statistical measures.
Skills Taught:
Students will be able to:

Determine slopes and rates of change

Solve and graph linear equations manually and with a graphing utility

Calculate and interpret measures of central tendency

Make predictions based on probabilities of dependent and independent events

Solve simply systems of equations
Geometry
1.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ Algebra I
This course takes an inductive approach to the study of geometry. The course covers properties and relationships of lines, angles, triangles and other polygons, and circles. We [the class] will also investigate more advanced area and volume problems, transformations and tessellations, deductive reasons, formal proofs, and some basic trigonometry.
Skills Taught:
Students will be able to:

Understand how to use deductive and inductive reasoning

Manipulate parameters to minimize or maximize perimeter, area, and volume of twodimensional and threedimensional figures, under given constraints

Apply logic and order to solve problems and generate formal proofs

Understand and create transformation and tessellations
Algebra II
1.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ Algebra I
This course extends the concepts of Algebra I, especially algebraic equations and inequalities, in regards to their graphs and transformations of their graphs Matrix operations and their uses, rational exponents, function notation, rational expressions, logarithms, math logic, and a review of basic trigonometry is also covered.
Skills Taught:
Students will be able to:

Evaluate real numbers and algebraic expressions containing rational exponents, radicals, and irrational numbers

Develop equations to represent linear and quadratic relations

Use matrices to solve systems of equations and word problems

Identify and graph parent functions and their transformations

Use properties of powers, roots, exponents, and logarithms to simplify expressions and solve equations

Identify and simplify polynomials and rational expressions, and solve polynomial and rational equations
Finance
1.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ Sophomore status or above
To prepare students for their daytoday financial life as adults. This course covers personal finance, as well as regional and global economics; in addition, the course introduces how these topics interact to affect ourselves, our families, and the world around us.
Skills Taught:
Students will be able to:

Calculate wages from timesheets

Budget for one’s first independent living experience

Balance a checkbook

Understand the forms and process required for 1040EZ tax preparation

Plan for retirement by understanding investment options, social security, and the value or compounding interest over time

Understand the services and functions of financial institutions, such as local banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, and Fed

Understand the concepts and purpose of infrastructure, central banks, monetary systems, and stock exchanges

Identify the key philosophies that guide efforts to financially enable developing countries and disadvantaged groups, and common standards used to measure success
College Algebra
1.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ Algebra II and Geometry
This course prepares students who are considering college and are certain that their major will not require a more rigorous Calculus track (*if a Calculus track is later chosen, the delay in preparation can be costly, timeconsuming, and frustrating in the long run). The course expands on the topics covered in Algebra II and introduces students to practical mathematical modeling and financial applications of Algebra.
Skills taught:
Students will be able to:

Evaluate and interpret statistical data

Find key features of the graphs of function, such as local and absolute maximums, minimums, points of reflections, and asymptotes

Understanding the relationship between the graph of a conic section and its equation

Generate rational expressions and equations from realworld situations and solve them

Generate, evaluate, and compare the effectiveness of mathematical models to simulate realworld situations

Express mathematical ideas using live lecture, demonstrations, or technology to teach a new concept to lowerlevel math course
PreCalculus
1.0 Credit
1 Year
Prerequisite(s) ➾ Algebra II and Geometry
The course is for all students who plan to attend and keep all options open for a major. In particular, this course is good for students who are considering careers in architecture, computer sciences, economics, engineering, finance, medicine, physical science, or other disciplines for which the associated college majors require Calculus.
Skills Taught:
Students will be able to:

Evaluate, interpret, and simulate statistical data

Use binomial and normal distribution to calculate probability

Understand and use sequences, series, and combinations

Use and understand trigonometric relationships and trigonometric functions to solve numeric and realworld problems

Find key features of the graphs of functions, such as local and absolute maximums, minimums, pointsofreflection, and asymptotes

Understand and use the polar coordinate system

Understand and use conic sections

Express mathematical ideas using live lecture, demonstrations, or technology to teach a new concept to lowerlevel math classes