Course Offerings

Algebra I (9-12)
Algebra I is either a full year course addressing all Algebra I standards or the second half of a two year Algebra I course that begins with Pre-Algebra.   The goal of Algebra I is to help students develop a more sophisticated understanding of algebraic concepts necessary for further study of mathematics. Algebraic skills will be developed using a wide range of problem-solving situations. Emphasis on mathematical relationships, connections and appropriate use of graphing technology within the problem-solving process are essential parts of this course. This course is required for Core 40.

Algebra Enrichment

Algebra Enrichment is a mathematics support course for Algebra 1.  The course provides additional time to  build the foundations necessary for high school math courses, while concurrently having access to rigorous, grade-level appropriate Algebra.
Geometry (9-12)
Geometry continues the mathematical study begun in Algebra I. The course is structured around a more formal approach to geometry. Geometry plays an important role in other areas of mathematics. It also helps students represent and make sense of the world. Students will be provided with experiences that deepen their understanding of shapes and their properties. Students will be given opportunities to visualize and work with two and three dimensional figures to facilitate the development of spatial skills fundamental to careers and to everyday life. Geometry requires as much reading and reasoning skills as the ability to work with numbers. Students will develop their own abstractions in order to develop formal expressions of undefined terms leading to definitions, postulates, and theorems. The prerequisite for this course is Algebra I. This course is required for Core 40.
Prerequisite:  Algebra 1

Geometry H (9)
Geometry H is for ninth grade students who successfully completed first-year algebra competencies in middle school. It is the study of geometrical ideas which incorporate activities and experiments to improve knowledge, comprehension, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Investigation and discovery are integral parts of this course.

Algebra II (11-12)
Algebra II expands and connects the topics of Algebra I and Geometry and provides further development of the concepts of functions and relations with an emphasis on the structure of the systems of real and complex numbers. The course focuses on applications, and the appropriate use of graphing technology within the problem-solving process. Topics in probability, matrices, logarithmic and exponential functions and series and sequences are all recommended parts of this course. The prerequisites for this course are Algebra I and Geometry. This course is required for Core 40.
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry

Algebra IIH (10)
Algebra IIH continues the study of algebra exposing advanced sophomore students to in-depth problem solving and real-world applications. Emphasis is on the structure of the systems of real and complex numbers. Students improve their skills in deductive reasoning, learn to appreciate the need for precise language, and comprehend the function concept and its importance in mathematics. Prerequisite is Geometry H.

Business Math (12)
This course explores the world of personal finance and introduces students to business and consumer applications. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their basic mathematical skills through practical consumer applications. Students will learn to apply computational skills and basic algebraic concepts to everyday problems.

Probability /Statistics (11-12)
Statistics is a course that develops appreciation for statistical techniques in the analysis of data and also develops students’ skills in applying these techniques. Topics include: methods of data collection, organization of data, and graphical techniques for exhibiting data together with measures of central tendency and variation. Basic laws of probability sampling theory, hypotheses testing and making inferences and samples are also included. Students will plan and conduct experiments or surveys and analyze the resulting data. Use of technology including graphing calculators and relevant computer programs is essential. Prerequisites for this course are Geometry or GeometryH and Algebra II or IIH.

Trigonometry (11-12)
Trigonometry has its origins in the study of triangle measurement. Natural generalizations of the ratios of right-triangle trigonometry give rise to both trigonometric and circular functions. These functions, especially the sine and cosine are mathematical models for many periodic real world phenomena. Students studying trigonometry will explore data from such real world phenomena. They will also identify and analyze the corresponding trigonometric models. The study of inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations and identities, the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines, vectors, and polar coordinates are also included in the course. Prerequisites for the course are Geometry or GeometryH, and Algebra II or IIH.

Pre-Calculus (11-12)
Pre-Calculus is a two-semester course that blends together all of the concepts and skills that must be mastered prior to enrollment in A.P. Calculus. Pre-Calculus provides a functional approach for the integration of trigonometric concepts, relationships of equations and graphs, and applications. The use of appropriate technology is essential as students refine their ability to solve and interpret equations and also as they broaden their understanding of functions and their graphs. Pre-Calculus replaces the separate Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry courses. Prerequisites for the course are Geometry or Geometry H and Algebra II or IIH. Recommended grade of B or better in prerequisite courses.

Calculus Advanced Placement (12)
Advanced Placement Calculus is a two-semester course of advanced mathematics comparable to first-year college level calculus. Current College Board “Advanced Placement Course Description - Mathematics: Calculus AB, Calculus BC” guidelines are incorporated within the course, and some students will be expected to accelerate their mathematics education during the first year of college. In order to develop consistency in the curriculum taught in AP Calculus classes across Indiana, the level of difficulty of the material should be no less than that of an Advanced Placement Calculus - Level AB course. The prerequisite for the course is Pre-Calculus with a recommended grade of an A or B.