High School Mathematics Courses

There are a wide range of math courses for every grade and skill level. For complete course descriptions, prerequisites and applicable grade levels, please see the course description handbook.

Algebra I – Quadratic

This class reviews structure of the real number system, algebraic symbols, and first-degree equations; it then moves quickly into the study of all aspects surrounding second degree equations and graphs; expanded systems of first-degree Equations; factoring second-degree functions and the quadratic formula; exponents and square roots; rational functions.
Grade levels: 7-9

Advanced Algebra I 

Advanced Algebra I is structured around the real number system, the use of algebraic symbols; a study of first and second-degree equations and graphs; systems of first-degree equations; as well as factoring, exponents, square roots, the quadratic formula, and rational functions.
Grade levels: 7-10

Geometry

This course first establishes the tools of geometry – methods of reasoning, the coordinate plane, and types of measurement. Subsequently, it focuses on properties and applications of lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, circles, and transformations.
Grade levels: 9-10

Honors Geometry

This course covers all of the topics in the regular geometry course. This program will move at a quicker pace and will incorporate enrichment activities to study each topic in more depth.
Grade levels: 9-10

Algebra II

Algebra II reviews the topics taught in Adv. Algebra I. Also included is the study of radicals, polynomials, second degree equations, exponential functions, trigonometry, and data analysis (statistics).
Grade levels: 11-12

Algebra II/Trigonometry

Algebra II/Trigonometry includes an in-depth study of the topics taught in Adv. Algebra I and Geometry. Additional topics include quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions.  The unit circle is the basis for the trigonometric functions.
Grade levels: 10-12

Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry

Algebra II/Trigonometry is a rigorous in-depth study of functions.  A solid foundation in Adv. Algebra is essential.  Some areas of study include polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Rational expressions, data analysis, and trigonometry are also explored.
Grade levels: 9-11

Finite Math

Finite Math involves a review of linear, quadratic, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Finance areas include simple and compound interest, annuities, and amortization. System of equations with matrix applications and linear programming models are introduced to maximize and minimize profit and cost systems. Probability and statistic topics are introduced along with game theory.
Grade levels: 11-12

Precalculus 

The purpose of a precalculus course is to prepare students for a successful experience in Calculus.  Topics include number systems, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions, sequences, series, and limits.  Trigonometry is developed on the basis of the unit circle and circular functions.  This is, in turn, applied to trigonometric identities and proofs.
Grade levels: 10-12

Honors Precalculus 

Honors Precalculus is a course designed for students who plan to take Calculus AB or BC.  Students will complete an in-depth analysis of topics, which include functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, linear systems and matrices, sequences and series, limits, and the introduction of Calculus.
Grade levels: 10-12

Calculus I

Calculus I deals with the major topics of differential and integral calculus. Applications include related rates, areas, volumes, rectilinear motion, and graphing with the use of the first and second derivatives.
Grade levels: 11-12

Advanced Placement Calculus (AB)/(CIS)

Calculus (AB) deals with the major topics of differential and integral calculus. Applications include related rates, areas, volumes, rectilinear motion, and graphing with the use of the first and second derivatives. All topics that are part of the AB curriculum of the Advanced Placement Program are included. This course is under the supervision of the mathematics department of the University of Minnesota from which four college credits may be earned. 
Grade levels: 11-12

Advanced Placement Calculus (BC)

AP Calculus (BC) deals with the more advanced topics of differential and integral calculus.  Applications include related rates, differential approximation, areas, volumes, arc length, and polar coordinates.  The course concludes with units on infinite series, including Taylor series and differential equations.  All topics that are part of the BC curriculum of the Advanced Placement Program are included.
Grade level: 12

Advanced Placement Statistics

Statistics is a requirement of a number of college majors including engineering, business, social sciences, and, of course, mathematics. The statistics course encompasses four major units: exploring and analyzing data, producing data through samples and experiments, understanding probability and simulation models, and drawing conclusions about a population through inference.
Grade levels: 11-12