• 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, Pre-AP 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 in-depth study of plane, solid and coordinate geometry in both the abstract and real-world 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, Pre-AP 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 Pre-Calculus. 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, Pre-AP Precalculus 

    Course Description

    Pre-Calculus is a preparatory course for AP Calculus for students who have successfully completed Algebra II. Pre-Calculus includes development of higher-level mathematical skills. The course provides a rigorous study of functions and trigonometry, and applications of mathematics in real world.

    Students are exposed to AP-style 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
    • Half-angle and Double-angle 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 Hall
     
     

    Advanced 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 25-minute subsections and one 20-minute subsection)

    Extended Reasoning 

    Literal Comprehension 

    Vocabulary in Context 

    Sentence Completions 

    Total

    36 - 40 

    4 - 6 

    4 - 6 

    19 

    67

    Mathematics

    70 minutes (two 25-minute subsections and one 20-minute 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 25-minute essay, one 25-minute multiple-choice subsection, and one 10-minute multiple-choice subsection)

    Essay 

    Improving Sentences 

    Identifying Sentence Errors 

    Improving Paragraphs 

    Total

    25 

    18 

    50