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All courses meet four periods per week for 4 points credit per term. A student must maintain an 80 average in the most accelerated track. If an underclassman earns an average grade below 80, the student may only continue to the next accelerated course by petitioning the department. All courses are college prep weight unless otherwise stated.

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Boys Math Courses
Algebra 1 – Grade 9 Algebra 1 – Grade 9
A course which lays a foundation for using variables and expressions as a language for modeling. Topics include operations with rational and irrational numbers, evaluating and manipulating algebraic expressions, writing, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, working with polynomial, radical and rational expressions, and problem solving. An introduction to solving quadratic equations is also covered. A course which lays a foundation for using variables and expressions as a language for modeling. Topics include operations with rational and irrational numbers, evaluating and manipulating algebraic expressions, writing, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, working with polynomial, radical and rational expressions, and problem solving. An introduction to solving quadratic equations is also covered.
Geometry – Grade 10
Geometry – Grade 10
This course provides a basis for further work in mathematics and related sciences. Facts about plane and 3-dimensional figures are developed in logical sequence, through concrete examples and exploration, to show the nature of mathematical reasoning. Topics include logic, constructions, congruence, similarity, circles, area, volume, the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometric ratios. The ability to present deductive argument is developed, but this course relies more on inductive reasoning. This course provides a basis for further work in mathematics and related sciences. Facts about plane and 3-dimensional figures are developed in logical sequence, through concrete examples and exploration, to show the nature of mathematical reasoning. Topics include logic, constructions, congruence, similarity, circles, area, volume, the Pythagorean Theorem and trigonometric ratios. The ability to present deductive argument is developed, but this course relies more on inductive reasoning.
 
Co-Ed Math Courses
Applied Algebra A – Grade 9
This freshman math course will review skills taught in Pre-Algebra and will take students through concepts taught in the first half of Algebra 1, and may complete Algebra 1 based on student needs.  It will cover basic algebraic concepts, a review of arithmetic computations, solving equations with one variable, solving equations using exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, trinomials and expressions.  Students will engage in frequent review of learned skills and apply these skills to practical experiences that extend beyond the classroom.  If Algebra 1 is incomplete, a second year of Applied Math will be needed. 
Accelerated Geometry – Grade 9
This course covers all the topics of plane and 3-dimensional geometry (see below) at a faster pace and in greater depth. It includes transformations and coordinate geometry and emphasizes logic and proof. For freshmen who have taken Algebra 1. Accelerated weight.
Accelerated Algebra – Grade 10
An Algebra 2 course for sophomores who have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry and wish to work toward taking Advanced Placement Calculus during senior year. This course covers all the topics of Algebra 2 with Trigonometry (see below) at a faster pace and in greater depth. Accelerated weight.
Algebra 2 – Grade 11
This course emphasizes mastery of Algebra 1 skills and the development of new tools for problem solving. It includes operations with complex numbers and algebraic expressions, writing, solving and graphing polynomial equations and inequalities, and solving rational, radical and exponential equations. For juniors who have taken Algebra 1 and Geometry. This course is not a preparation for Pre-calculus.
Accelerated Algebra 2 – Grade 11
This course covers all the topics of Algebra 2 at a faster pace and in greater depth. It concludes with a review of right triangle trigonometry and an introduction to trigonometric functions. For juniors who have taken Algebra 1 and Geometry and plan to take Precalculus.
Honors Precalculus – Grade 11
This course explores functions in depth as a preparation for Advanced Placement Calculus. Both analytic and graphical 
perspectives are used, including concepts of translations, transformations, composition and inverse functions. Topics 
include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions as well as analytic geometry. For juniors 
who have taken Geometry and Algebra 2. Honors weight.
Advanced Placement Statistics – Grades 10—12
A course in exploratory analysis, planning probability, and statistical inference, per the College Board syllabus, for accelerated juniors who are ready to undertake work at the college level. This course requires extensive homework and culminates in the Advanced Placement Statistics examination. Each student should own a graphing calculator. Students will have the opportunity to tie all the course’s themes together in a final project and presentation. For sophomores and juniors who are ahead of their accelerated track peers. Also available as an elective for seniors who have completed Accelerated Algebra 2 or Pre-calculus. Honors weight.
Algebra 3 – Grade 12
This course continues the study of functions begun in Algebra 2, including analytic geometry and solutions of higher order equations. A portion of the course is devoted to trigonometry and its applications. Topics include a review of right triangle trigonometry, then the unit circle, radian measure of an angle, graphs of trigonometric functions, their translations and transformation. This course does not satisfy the fourth year mathematics requirement for a Comprehensive Diploma. Only for seniors who have taken a regular Algebra 2 course.
Precalculus – Grade 12
This course explores functions as a preparation for Calculus in college. Both analytic and graphical perspectives are used, including concepts of translations, transformations, composition and inverse functions. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions, with a particular emphasis on trigonometry and its applications. For seniors who have taken Accelerated Algebra 2. Accelerated weight.
Advanced Placement Calculus – Grade 12
An introduction to differential and integral calculus, per the College Board syllabus, for accelerated seniors who are ready to undertake work at the college level. Topics are considered from analytical, numerical and graphical perspectives. Graphing calculators are used extensively, and students will learn when and how to apply this technology when solving problems. Each student is also expected to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB examination. For seniors who have taken Pre-calculus. Honors weight.
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