Mathematics Courses
Required: 2 years (Including Algebra 1)

Math Lab: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Note: Maybe repeated (no grade is given)

Description: This course will aid students making the transition from elementary mathematics to algebra. The students will learn skills, concepts, and problem solving processes needed to be successful in algebra. This course is designed to help prepare students to pass the high school exit exam, as well as allowing for a 2 year approach to the Algebra 1 requirement. (Algebra 1 credit will only be given at the completion of coverage and mastery of the Algebra 1 standards.)


Algebra 1/2 Grade: 9th –11th (does not meet the Algebra 1 requirement)
Prerequisite: None

Description: This course will cover the essential standards for mastery of Algebra1, including linear equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic and exponential functions, rational equations, and radical equations.


CAHSEE Math Seminar Grade: 11th 12th
Prerequisite: Completion of Alg.1

This course is specifically for students who have passed the algebra requirement for graduation, but have not passed the Math portion of the CAHSEE. The course will emphasize those strands covered by the test: probability and statistics (15%), number sense (24%), algebra and functions (24%), measurements and geometry (22%), and Algebra 1 (15%). As this course is not "college prep", topics in practical math for everyday living maybe covered, as time allows.


Algebra 1 Grade: 9th – 11th
Prerequisite: Passing grade in Pre Algebra and Instructor Approval

Description: This course is a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students who will take a Geometry course and other advanced college preparatory courses. The content will include the study of variables, integers, rational numbers, real numbers and number properties, absolute value, solutions and applications of linear equations/inequalities, polynomial operations, factoring, rational and irrational expressions, graphs of linear equations/inequalities on the coordinate plane, linear systems, solutions and applications of quadratic equations and more. This course will meet the Algebra requirement for graduation.


Geometry Grade: 9th – 12th
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 competence

Description: This course is a formal development of the geometric skills and concepts necessary for students who will take Algebra 2 and other advanced college preparatory courses. The content will include: a study of the postulates and theorems to support proofs; the study of perpendicularity, parallelism, congruence and similarity relationships, the study of measurement in common geometric figures; coordinate geometry; relationships in circles and polygons; introductions to trigonometric functions and other right triangle studies; and more.

Algebra 2 Grade: 10th- 12th
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

Description: This course expands on the mathematical content of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Emphasis is placed on the function concept and the algebraic solution of problems in various content areas. Studies will include: solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the complex number system, and many others. Success in college level mathematics courses for those interested in any one of a variety of disciplines such as computer science, engineering, management, statistics, physical science, biological science, economics, business and more requires this course as well as other advanced math courses.


Pre Calculus Grade: 11th-12th
Prerequisite: Instructor Approval and Algebra 2 with a C or better

Description: This course blends together all of the pre calculus concepts and skills that must be mastered prior to enrollment in a college level calculus course. Other topics of study include: development of the trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, use of degree and radian measures, solutions of trigonometric equations, and solutions of problems related to force and navigation. Students pursuing a college education in such areas as computer science, engineering, management, statistics, physical science, biological science, will need this course and other advanced math classes. Students will need scientific calculators for this course.


Calculus Grade: 11th- 12th
Prerequisite: Pre Calculus and Advisory Teacher Approval

This course is designed for college preparatory students planning to enter the fields of engineering, economics, life sciences, mathematics, physical science, and others. Topics of study include: limits, differentiation, integration, logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and more. Students are encouraged to take the "Advanced Placement" exam at the end of the year to earn college credit for this course. Students will need their own graphing calculators for use in this course.