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Math Courses

ALGEBRA 1 (Algebra 1)

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to Grades: 9–12

Prerequisite: None

Meets UC/CSU requirements

This gateway math course is based on the California Algebra 1 Standards.  Algebra 1 is the foundation for all math courses.  Successful completion of this course allows a student to proceed to Algebra 2.  Freshman who either do not pass both semesters of Algebra 1, or pass both semesters with D’s, will have to repeat the course their sophomore year.  Students learn how to solve (and graph) equations and systems of equations.  Students use the quadratic formula and factoring to solve real life problems.  Students also learn how to use all of the four math operations to solve problems with rational expressions.  Algebraic properties are introduced throughout the course.


ALGEBRA 2 (Algebra 2)

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to Grades: 9–12

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1

Meets UC/CSU requirements

This math course is based on the California Algebra 2 Standards.  Algebra 2 provides the math foundation for Geometry and Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus. Students learn how to solve (and graph) systems of equations.  Students use the quadratic formula and factoring to solve real life problems.  Students also learn how to solve logarithmic and exponential functions, as well as use complex numbers and the binomial theorem.  Probability and Statistics are also introduced.


GEOMETRY (Geometry)

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to Grades: 9–12

Prerequisite: Completion of Algebra 1 or equivalent

Meets UC/CSU requirements

This math course is based on the California Geometry Standards.  It provides the formal development for students who take advanced math courses.  Students will use their Algebraic skills to work with fundamental geometric concepts; such as logical proof, properties of points, lines, planes, angles, circles, and polygons.  Students will also learn how to determine the geometric measurements of perimeter, area and volume.


TRIGONOMETRY/ PRECALCULUS (Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus)

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Mathematics (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to Grades: 9–12

Prerequisites: Pass Algebra 2 and Geometry

Meets UC/CSU requirements

Trigonometry topics include periodic functions, circular functions, graphs, identities, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and analytic geometry.  Pre-Calculus topics include linear and quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponents, and logarithms, vectors and determinants, sequences and series, and matrices.  This course covers all of the California Mathematics Academic Standards (1998) for Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics, Math Analysis and Linear Algebra.  Students receiving grades of “C” or higher may be recommended for Calculus AB, AP.


INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (Intro to Probability and Statistics)

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to Grade: 12

Prerequisite: None

Meets UC/CSU requirements

Introduction to Probability and Statistics is an introductory course to the tools of statistics.  This basic course in statistics is to introduce students to statistical ideas and their impact on everyday life and future fields of study.  Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes: Producing Data, Organizing Data, Chance and Inference.


STATISTICS AP (Statistics AP)

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to grades:  11, 12

Prerequisite: Counselor approval

Meets UC/CSU requirements

AP Statistics is an advanced placement course available to students who have successfully completed Algebra 2.  This course prepares the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Statistics Test. Students who successfully complete this course and examination may receive credit for a one-semester introductory college statistic course. This non-calculus-based course in statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. 


CALCULUS AB-AP [Calculus AB (AP)]

1 year (10 credits)

**Graduation requires 30 credits of Math (must include Algebra 1 or higher)**

Open to Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: Pass Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus

Meets UC/CSU requirements

AP Calculus is an advanced placement course available to students who have successfully completed trigonometry. This course introduces students to both differential and integral calculus. This course prepares students for the College Board Advanced Placement Calculus Test. Students who successfully complete this course and examination may receive credit for a one-semester course in introductory college calculus.