
Algebra I
This course provides the foundation for all of higher level mathematics. Mastery of the subject is essential for success in all future high school and college level mathematics. The course develops these algebraic thinkning skills by examining the structure of the real number system, applying algebraic representation (variables, functions and formulas) in problem solving situations, solving linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equaliteis, solving linear inequalities, graphing linear and quadratic relationships on the coordiniate plane and using graphing and technology to interpret relations and functions.
Geometry, PreAP Geometry
This course is an important component of high school mathematics education. Most colleges require students to have taken a geometry course in high school because it provides the mathematical tools required for complex reasoning and problem solving in the sciences, engineering and advanced mathematics. This course includes an indepth study of plane, solid and coordinate geometry in both the abstract and realworld application. Topics include parallel lines, circle and polygons, perimeter and area analysis, volume and surface area analysis, congruence and similarity, proof, trigonometry, transformations of figures and analytic geometry. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking skills as they relate to logical reasoning and argument.
Algebra II, PreAP Algebra II
This course is an extension of the Algebra 1 curriculum. Topics that were first introduced in Algebra 1 will be built upon and applied to problems that require higher order thinking skills. Algebra 2 builds a foundation of mathematics for students to go on to PreCalculus. The course covers such topics as functions and function transformations, equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, quadratic and polynomial equations, conics, logarithmic and exponential relationships, radical equations and rational equations. Technology will be used to introduce and expand upon the areas of study listed above. Use of graphing calculators will be incorporated into each unit of study.
Precalculus, PreAP Precalculus
Course Description
PreCalculus is a preparatory course for AP Calculus for students who have successfully completed Algebra II. PreCalculus includes development of higherlevel mathematical skills. The course provides a rigorous study of functions and trigonometry, and applications of mathematics in real world.
Students are exposed to APstyle Free Response and Multiple choice questions with and without the use of a graphing calculator. The curriculum is tailored to prepare all students to take AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC.
Topics Covered
Fall Semester
 Functions
 Characteristics of Functions
 Graphing Functions
 Polynomial Functions
 Rational Functions
 Inequalities
 Exponential Functions
 Logarithmic Functions
 Conic Sections
Spring Semester
 Trigonometric Functions
 Graphs and Inverses of Trigonometric Functions
 Applications of Trigonometry
 Trigonometric Identities and Equations
 Halfangle and Doubleangle formulas
 Sequences and Series
Additional Topics covered in the PreAP Precalculus Course
 Polar Coordinates
 Parametric Equations
 Vectors
 Limits
 Derivatives
Textbook
Precalculus by Sullivan and Sullivan, Fourth Edition, Published by Pearson, Prentice HallAdvanced Placement Calculus, AB and BC
This course provides the opportunity for students to use algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic function and explore concepts associated with limit and derivatives of a function and concepts associated with integrals and techniques of integration.
Advanced Placement Statistics
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: exploring data, planning a study, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference.
SAT Prep
What is the SAT®?
While high school grades are a very useful indicator of how students will perform in college, there is great variation in grading standards and course rigor within and across high schools. More than 80 years ago the College Board created the first standardized college entrance test to help colleges and universities identify students who could succeed at their institutions and to connect students with educational opportunities beyond high school.
Today, the SAT is the benchmark standardized assessment of the critical reading, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills students have developed over time and that they need to be successful in college. Each year, more than two million students take the SAT. Nearly every college in America uses the test as a common and objective scale for evaluating a student's college readiness.
Educators trust the SAT as a useful part of the college application process because the SAT is:
 The most researched standardized admissions test
 The standard in reliability and validity
 An internationally recognized, accurate measure of college readiness and scholarship potential
Taking the SAT is an important step in applying to college and making college dreams a reality. Therefore, to help our students learn about and succeed on the test we require each student to take an SAT Prep course, usually during their sophomore year (10th Grade). It is a one semester course divided in two sections: Nine weeks = Mathematics and Nine weeks = Critical Reading and Writing
Students are taught the concepts covered in the SAT Curriculum. They are exposed to questions involving critical thinking and strategies to work out the solutions quickly. They take practice exams and are expected to finish various sections in the allocated time. They have opportunities to go over their mistakes and to improve upon their accuracy and speed.
The SAT contains the following:
Section
Content
Number of Questions
Critical Reading
70 minutes (two 25minute subsections and one 20minute subsection)
Extended Reasoning
Literal Comprehension
Vocabulary in Context
Sentence Completions
Total
36  40
4  6
4  6
19
67
Mathematics
70 minutes (two 25minute subsections and one 20minute subsection)
Numbers and Operations
Algebra and Functions
Geometry and Measurement
Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Total
11  14
19  22
14  16
5  8
54
Writing
60 minutes (one 25minute essay, one 25minute multiplechoice subsection, and one 10minute multiplechoice subsection)
Essay
Improving Sentences
Identifying Sentence Errors
Improving Paragraphs
Total
1
25
18
6
50