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Recommended Course  
Course: Pre-Algebra
Grade: 9,10
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: None
Pre-Algebra is designed to help prepare you for Algebra 1. The major concepts covered in this course include using variables and finding solutions, solving equations, working with integers, geometry concepts, working with graphs, and probability. 
 

 
Recommended Course  
Course: Algebra I
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra
Algebra I includes the continued study of variables, equations and functions. Topics include: solving equations and inequalities, simplifying expressions, polynomials and factoring, graphing, radicals and expanding arithmetic knowledge. 
 

 
Recommended Course  
Course: Algebra 2
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Algebra 2 is a continuation of the topics of Algebra 1. The main concept covered is functions, including linear, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential and logarithmic, as well as their transformations. Counting principles, probability, and sequences and series are also presented during the course. Graphing calculators are used throughout the course as a tool to help provide a better understanding of the concepts. 
 

 
Recommended Course  
Course: Geometry
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Geometry emphasizes skills necessary for problem-solving and continued growth in mathematics through the use of geometric terms and processes, logic and problem solving. Topics covered include properties, congruence and similarity of triangles, area and perimeter of polygons, properties of circles and coordinate geometry. Methods of completing proofs is also presented. 
 

 
Elective Course  
Course: Algebra 3
Grades: 11,12
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Algebra 3 expands upon Algebra 2 concepts. Topics include the study of quadratic, polynomial, rational and radical functions, as well as non-linear systems and operations with matrices. Graphing calculators are used throughout the course as a tool to help provide a better understanding of the concepts. 
 

 
Elective Course  
Course: Trigonometry
Grades: 11,12
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Trigonometric topics include right triangles, the unit circle, vectors and the application of the six trigonometric identities in functions and equations. Scientific/graphing calculators are integrated throughout the course. 
 

 
Elective Course  
Course: Pre-Calculus
Grades: 11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra 2
Pre-Calculus provides students with the foundation needed for further studies in calculus. Topics include limits and continuity, exponential and logarithmic properties, equations of conic sections, using matrices to solve systems, limits of sequences and series, and an in-depth look into frequency distributions. Graphs of various functions, including polar, are also studied. Graphing calculators are used throughout the course as a tool to help provide a better understanding of the concepts. 
 

 
Elective Course  
Course: Business Math
Grades: 10,11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra I
This course covers the various aspects of consumer-oriented business practices, which include keeping financial records; figuring pay rates, benefits and commissions; understanding metric measures; and borrowing, saving and investing money. Practice problems in the course promote proficiency in dealing with everyday mathematical situations. 
 

 
Elective Course  
Course: Probability & Statistics
Grades: 11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Algebra I
This course is geared toward students who have at least completed Algebra I. This course introduces students to the basic concepts and logic of statistical reasoning and probability. Topics covered include Data Collections and Displays, Linear Relationships, Distributions, Representations of Data Sets, Central Tendency and Dispersion, Probabilities of Simple Events, Probabilities of Dependent/Independent Events. 
 

Elective Course  
Course: Keystone Algebra
Grades: 9,10,11,12
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Below Basic or Basic on Keystone Algebra Exam
Keystone Algebra is specifically designed for students to advance their mastery of the state standards for mathematics. The course gives an in-depth look at many of the topics covered in Algebra 1.