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Mathematics       
Chairperson: Robert Bell
Building: NASH
Phone: (724) 934-7200 EXT 7301 

Level

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

AA

5th Grade Elementary Math

Advanced Course 2

Advanced Pre-Algebra

Advanced Algebra 1

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra 2

Honors Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus AB
Honors Calculus
Math Electives

M4

4th Grade Elementary Math

5th Grade Elementary Math

Advanced Course 2

Advanced Pre-Algebra

Advanced Algebra 1

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra 2

Honors Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus AB
Honors Calculus
Math Elective

M3

4th Grade Elementary Math

5th Grade Elementary Math

Academic Course 2

Academic Pre-Algebra

Academic Algebra 1

Academic Geometry

Academic Algebra 2

Academic Pre Calculus Part 1

Academic Pre Calculus Part 2

Academic Algebra 3

Elements of Trigonomety

M3

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Algebra 1

Academic Geometry

Academic Algebra 2

Honors Pre-Calculus
Elements of Trigonometry
Math Elective

M2

4th Grade Elementary Math

5th Grade Elementary Math

Essentials Course 2

Essentials Pre-Algebra

Essentials Algebra 1 (Part 1)

Essentials Algebra1 (Part 2)

Essentials
 Geometry 

Essentials Algebra 2 Part 1

Essentials Algebra 2 Part 2 

 

 

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12
Mathematics Practicum...# 3001
 
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Academic Algebra 3 
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MATHEMATICS PRACTICUM
No. 3001
Full Year/Part Time
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit 0.5

This course is designed to prepare students to achieve at the Proficient or Advanced level on the Algebra1 Keystone exam. Students will utilize a variety of resources, such as Acuity,Keystone Algebra 1 preparation workbooks, and the North Allegheny MathematicsCurriculum to review and to be introduced to concepts being tested on theAlgebra 1 Keystone exam. The topics covered will reinforce and supplement what thestudents are learning in their core mathematics courses and align these concepts with the eligible content that will be assessed on the Keystone.Students will be given the opportunity to gauge their progress and predicttheir success on the Algebra 1 Keystone exam by using Acuity Benchmark Assessments, along with other assessments. Students may test out of the courseif they achieve a Proficient score on equivalency tests given at the end of thefirst semester and at the end of the school year.

Criteria for Selection -

Scoring at the Basic or Below Basic level on the most recent Algebra 1 Keystone exam

 

 
ESSENTIALS OF ALGEBRA 1 (Part 2) (IMPACT)
No. 3333
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0

This is the second of the Essentials Math sequence. The Algebra strand of this course includes topics on quadratic equations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, rational equations, radicals, and connections to Geometry. The Geometry strand will cover properties of segments, properties of angles, and properties of parallel and perpendicular lines. Essentials of Algebra 1/Geometry provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra and/or Geometry and preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. Acceptance into the IMPACT Program
2. 60% or better in Essentials of Algebra 1 (Part 1) (3082) (prior to Grade 9).
 

 
ESSENTIALS OF ALGEBRA 1 (Part 2)
No. 3301
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0

This is the second of the Essentials Math sequence. The Algebra strand of this course includes topics on quadratic equations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, rational equations, radicals, and connections to Geometry. The Geometry strand will cover properties of segments, properties of angles, and properties of parallel and perpendicular lines. Essentials of Algebra 1 (Part 2) provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra and/or Geometry and preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. 60% or better in Essentials of Algebra 1 (Part 1) (3082) (prior to Grade 9).
 

 
ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 1
No. 3101
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 9
Credit 1.0

Academic Algebra 1 is the first formally structured course of the Academic sequence. The content is organized around families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions, along with representing functions in multiple ways through real-world situations. In addition to its Algebra content, the course offers lessons on probability and data analysis as well as numerous examples and exercises involving Geometry. Algebra 1 provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra and for preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. An ‘A' (90%) or better in Essentials of Algebra 1 (Part 1) (3082) AND a teacher recommendation (Prior to grade 9).
 

 
HONORS ALGEBRA 2
No. 3202
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0
(listed in Grade 10 section for description)
 

 
ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 2
No. 3103
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0

(listed in Grade 10 section for description)


 
HONORS GEOMETRY
No. 3201
Full Year/Full Time Honors Wt.
Grades 9, 10
Credit 1.0
This is a rigorous course for students who had Advanced Algebra 1 in grades 6, 7, or 8. This is the second year of an honors mathematics sequence. In this course, students will develop reasoning and problem-solving skills in the areas of congruence, similarity, properties of lines, properties of triangles, properties of quadrilaterals, and properties of circles. The course will also include work with perimeter, area, circumference, surface area, and volume to solve real-world problems. In addition to the Geometry content, this course includes numerous examples and exercises involving Algebra, data-analysis, and probability. Honors Geometry provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Geometry and for preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.
The Advanced/Honors Mathematics courses are intended to be more challenging than Academic courses and are designed to provide multiple opportunities for students to take an increased responsibility for their own learning and achievement. These courses are designed for students who have demonstrated an advanced level of achievement in mathematics. The curriculum is distinguished by a difference in rigor and the quality of work, not merely the quantity.
 
Criteria for Selection -
1. A ‘B' (80%) or better in Advanced Algebra 1 (3084) (Prior to grade 9).
2. A 95% or better OR a teacher recommendation in Academic Algebra 1 (3083) (Prior to grade 9).
 

 
ACADEMIC GEOMETRY
No. 3102
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 9, 10
Credit 1.0
This is the second course of the Academic Mathematics sequence. In this course, students will develop reasoning and problem-solving skills in the areas of congruence, similarity, properties of lines, properties of triangles, properties of quadrilaterals, and properties of circles. The course will also include work with perimeter, area, circumference, surface area, and volume to solve real-world problems. In addition to the Geometry content, this course includes numerous examples and exercises involving Algebra, data-analysis, and probability. Academic Geometry provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Geometry and for preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.
 
Criteria for Selection -
1. A ‘C' (70%) or better in Academic Algebra 1 (3083). 
   NOTE: Students with less than a ‘C' in Academic Algebra 1 will be recommended to repeat Academic Algebra I at the high school level.
 

 
HONORS PRECALCULUSNo. 3421
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0
(listed in Grade 11 section for description)
 

 
COMPUTER SCIENCE A
No. 3523
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0
(listed at end of Math section for description)
 

 
COMPUTER SCIENCE BNo. 3524
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 9
Credit 1.0
(listed at end of Math section for description)

 
ESSENTIALS OF GEOMETRY (IMPACT)
No. 3334
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

This is the third course of the Essentials Math sequence. The Geometry strand of this course includes topics on parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, polygons, area, surface area, and volume. The Trigonometry strand will cover square roots, special right triangle relationships, trigonometric ratios, and circles. Essentials of Geometry provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Geometry and preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. Acceptance into the IMPACT Program.
2. 60% or better in Essentials of Algebra 1 (Part 2) (3301).


ESSENTIALS OF GEOMETRY
No. 3302
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

This is the third course of the Essentials Math sequence. The Geometry strand of this course includes topics on parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, similarity, polygons, area, surface area, and volume. The Trigonometry strand will cover square roots, special right triangle relationships, trigonometric ratios, and circles. Essentials of Geometry provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Geometry and preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. 60% or better in Essentials of Algebra 1 (Part 2) (3301).


HONORS GEOMETRY
No. 3201
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed in Grade 9 section for description)


ACADEMIC GEOMETRY
No. 3102
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed in Grade 9 section for description)


HONORS ALGEBRA 2
No. 3202
Full Year/Full Time Honors Wt.
Grades 9, 10
Credit 1.0
This is a rigorous course for students who had Honors Geometry in grades 7, 8, or 9. This is the third year of an honors mathematics sequence. The content of this course is organized around families of functions, including linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. Students will also learn to model real-world situations using functions. In addition to its Algebra content, Honors Algebra 2 includes topics on probability, data analysis, Geometry, and Trigonometry. Honors Algebra 2 provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra 2 and for preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.
The Advanced/Honors Mathematics courses are intended to be more challenging than Academic courses and are designed to provide multiple opportunities for students to take an increased responsibility for their own learning and achievement. These courses are designed for students who have demonstrated an advanced level of achievement in mathematics. The curriculum is distinguished by a difference in rigor and the quality of work, not merely the quantity.
 
Criteria for Selection -
1. A ‘B' (80%) or better in Honors Geometry (3201).
2. A 95% or better in Academic Geometry (3102), OR a teacher's recommendation from Academic Geometry.
 

ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 2
No. 3103
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit 1.0

This is the third year of the Academic Mathematics sequence. The content of this course is organized around families of functions, including linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. Students will also learn to model real-world situations using functions. In addition to its Algebra content, Academic Algebra 2 includes topics on probability, data analysis, Geometry, and Trigonometry. Academic Algebra 2 provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra 2 and for preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection –
1. 60% or better in Academic Geometry (3102).

NOTE: Students with less than a ‘B' in Honors Geometry will be recommended for Academic Algebra 2.


HONORS PRE-CALCULUS
No. 3421
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11 section)


HONORS CALCULUS
No. 3422
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 12)


AP CALCULUS AB
No. 3012
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 12)


AP CALCULUS BC
No. 3022
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 12)


ACADEMIC PRE-CALCULUS (PART 1)
No. 3104
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0
(listed under Grade 11)

COMPUTER SCIENCE ANo. 3523
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed at end of Math section)

 


COMPUTER SCIENCE BNo. 3523
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 10
Credit 1.0

(listed at end of Math section)

 


EXPLORATORY MATHEMATICS
No. 3511
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 11, 12
Credit 1.0

This course is developed for those students who plan to take Algebra at the next level but whose mathematics skills require remediation before they can move ahead. This course will help students to build a strong foundation by re-teaching and reinforcing the basic mathematics skills and concepts. The content of this course is organized around numbers and operations as well as equations. Students will develop computational, procedural, and problem-solving skills to provide a solid foundation for further study in mathematics.

Criteria for Selection -
1. Recommendation of the Mathematics teacher.
 

 

ESSENTIALS OF ALGEBRA 2 (PART 1)

No. 3303
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11, 12
Credit 1.0

This course is the fourth course of the Essentials sequence. The Algebra strand of this course includes topics arranged around family of functions including linear, absolute value, polynomial, and quadratic. Other topics include data analysis and probability, discrete mathematics, and an introduction to trigonometry. Essentials of Algebra 2 (Part 1) provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra 2 and preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. 60% or better in Essentials of Geometry (3302).
 

 

ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 2

No. 3103
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 10)

 

 

ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 3

No. 3623
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 11
Credit 1.0
This is the fourth year mathematics course for an academic student. Major emphasis includes the topics of modeling problem situations, family of functions, including linear, absolute value, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, radical, and rational functions. Students will also learn to model real-world situations using functions and transform the graphs of functions. In addition to its algebra content, Academic Algebra 3 includes topics on probability and counting and sequences and series. Academic Algebra 3 provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple-choice, short response, and extended response.
 Criteria for Selection –
 
Less than a ‘B’ (79% or below in Academic Algebra 2 (3103))
 

 
 

ACADEMIC PRE-CALCULUS (PART 1)

No. 3104
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 10, 11
Credit 1.0

This is a fourth year mathematics course for the accelerated student, requiring a strong foundation in algebra and geometry. Major emphasis includes the topics of algebraic analysis of curves, functions and graphing techniques, polynomial functions, and the circular and trigonometric functions. Academic Pre-Calculus (Part 1) is the first year of a two-year Pre-Calculus course. Completion of the course will provide a smooth transition to Academic Pre-Calculus (Part 2) (3105), but will NOT satisfy the pre-requisite for Honors Calculus (3422) or AP Calculus (3012, 3022).

Criteria for Selection -
1. ‘B' (80%) or better in Academic Algebra 2 (3103).
2. Less than a ‘B' (79%) or below in Honors Algebra 2 (3202).
3. Recommendation of the Mathematics teacher.
 

 

HONORS PRE-CALCULUS

No. 3421
Full Year/Full Time Honors Wt.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit 1.0

This is a rigorous course for the accelerated student. It requires a strong foundation in Algebra and Geometry. Major emphasis is placed on algebraic concepts and analysis of curves, functions, and graphing techniques. This course also contains a study of Trigonometry from the circular and right triangle perspective. The analysis of conic sections and other geometric curves from a coordinate point of view is also studied. This is an Honors course which leads to Honors Calculus (3422) or AP Calculus (3012, 3022). Students who experience difficulty in this course have Academic Pre-Calculus (Part 2) (3105) as an option for a fifth year of mathematics. This course IS REQUIRED as a prerequisite for Calculus.

Criteria for Selection -
1. A ‘B' (80%) or better in Honors Algebra 2 (3202).
2. A 95% or better in Academic Algebra 2 OR a teacher recommendation from Academic Algebra 2 (3103).
 

 

HONORS CALCULUS

No. 3422
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 12)

NOTE: For students taking this course in grade 10 or grade 11, another Calculus course (3012 or 3022) may be taken prior to graduation. For a maximum number of credits earned in Calculus courses not to exceed 2.5 credits.

 

 

AP CALCULUS AB

No. 3012
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 12)

 

 

AP CALCULUS BC

No. 3022
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 12)

 

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

No. 3411
Semester/Full Time
Grades 11, 12
Credit .5

This practical course is designed to empower students to become more responsible consumers and to prepare them to be financially successful in the years ahead. The major topics of the course are as follows: foundation of financial planning; short and long-term financial goal writing; an in-depth look at the influence of today's economy; budget preparation and money management; banking and investing; consumer credit; local, state and federal taxes; car buying and financing; home mortgages; protection against identity theft; insurance basics; and the mathematics behind key financial ratios. This course is designed as an elective and is not part of any specific mathematics sequence. By developing a strong background in financial literacy, students will be ready to take control of their own personal success towards a secure future.

Criteria for Selection -
1. Recommendation of the Mathematics teacher.
 
 

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

No. 3812
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 11, 12
Credit 1.0

This course develops the basictools of probability theory and statistics. Topics studied include countingmethods using permutations and combinations, axiomatic probability, descriptivestatistics, and statistical inference. Statistical inference topics includeparameter estimation, sampling theory, and hypothesis testing. This courseprovides a smooth transition to statistics needed at the college-level. Thepossibility for college credit may be available for this course. Detailsrelated to this option and registration procedures will be discussed in class.

Criteria for Selection -
1. Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (3202), or Academic Algebra 2 (3103).
 

AP STATISTICS

No. 3014
Full Year/Full Time AP Wt.
Grades 11, 12
Credit 1.0

This course is devoted to developing the student's ability to interpret and investigate statistical data. The activities of decision-making and justifying hypotheses are of the highest importance. The course uses an activity/project oriented approach to develop the concepts.

It will be necessary for each student to have a TI-83/TI-83+ calculator. This calculator will be used to produce, analyze, and interpret data.

It is strongly recommended that the student take the AP exam upon completion of this course. The student should have a high level of maturity and interest in mathematics.

Criteria for Selection -
1. A ‘B' (80%) or better in Honors Pre-Calculus (3421) OR Successful completion of AP Calculus (3012, 3022).
2. Recommendation of the Mathematics teacher.
 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE A

No. 3523
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed at end of Math section)

 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE B

No. 3524
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed at end of Math section)

 

 

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

No. 3011
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 11
Credit 1.0

(listed at end of Math section)

 

 

EXPLORATORY MATHEMATICS

No. 3511
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11)

 

 

ESSENTIALS OF ALGEBRA 2 (Part 1)

No. 3303
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11)

 

 

ESSENTIALS OF ALGEBRA 2 (PART 2)

No. 3304
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

This is the fifth course of the Essentials sequence. The Algebra stand of this course includes topic arranged around family of functions including polynomial, radical, exponential, logarithmic, and rational. Other topics include systems of equations, an introduction to trigonometry, and conic sections. Essentials of Algebra 2 (Part 2) provides instruction and practice on standardized test questions in a variety of formats including multiple choice, short response, and extended response. Technology support for both learning Algebra 2 and preparing for standardized tests is available at www.classzone.com.

Criteria for Selection -
1. A 60% or better in Essentials of Algebra 2 (Part 1) (3303).
 

 

ACADEMIC ALGEBRA 2

No. 3103
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 10)

 


 

ELEMENTS OF TRIGONOMETRY WITH FUNCTIONS
No. 3624
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 12
Credit 1.0

This course is an introduction to and application of functions. It includes the analysis and applications of functions such as: linear, higher degree, rational, trigonometric, and transcendental. It is the fourth course in the academic mathematics sequence. The course provides a smooth transition to college mathematics.

Criteria for Selection -

1.  A 60% or better in Academic Algebra 2 (3103) in 11th grade.

2.  A 69% or less in Academic Pre-Calculus (Part 1) (3104).

      3.  A 60% or better in Academic Algebra 3 (3623) in 11th grade.
 

 

HONORS PRE-CALCULUS

No. 3421
Full Year/Full Time Honors Wt.
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11)

  

 

ACADEMIC PRE-CALCULUS (PART 2)

No. 3105
Full Year/Full Time
Grades 11, 12
Credit 1.0
This is a fifth-year mathematicscourse for the academic student. Academic Pre-Calculus (Part 2) is an advancedlevel mathematics equivalent to a college freshman course. This course is thesecond year of a two-year Pre-Calculus course. Major emphasis includes thetopics of advanced functions and graphing, discrete mathematics, anintroduction to calculus, and vectors. The development of these topics willexplore the connection of these mathematical concepts and the relationship toother subject areas.
 
Criteria for Selection-

1.  A 70% or better in Academic Pre-Calculus (Part 1) (3104)

2.  ORa 79% or less in Honors Pre-Calculus (3421).

3.  Recommendation of mathematics teacher.

 

 

HONORS CALCULUS

No. 3422
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

If students have completed four years of honors math with a high level of achievement, they should consider this course. If some difficulty has been encountered in the honors sequence, Advanced Mathematical Concepts 4 (3105) should be considered as an option. Borderline cases should consult their math teacher for aid. Challenging for the able student, Honors Calculus meets many of the requirements for an AP course. Students with a high level of achievement may elect to take the AP exam for college credit with additional work outside of class. The same basic course as Course 3012 but the students will not be expected to take the AP exam and the pace will be slower.

In addition, the student may obtain four college credits through the University of Pittsburgh College in High School program. To obtain this credit, the student must successfully complete the course as specified by the University, and pay the fee charged by the University.

Criteria for Selection -
1. A ‘B' (80%) or better in Honors Pre-Calculus (3421).
2. Recommendation of mathematics teacher.

NOTE: For students taking this course in grade 10 or grade 11, another Calculus course (3012 or 3022) may be taken prior to graduation. For a maximum number of credits earned in Calculus courses not to exceed 2.5 credits.

 

 

AP CALCULUS AB

No. 3012
Full Year/Full Time AP Wt.
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

This course in sequence with Honors Pre-Calculus Math (3421), will enable the student to take the AP exam (AB) for college credit and/or placement. Because of the rigor and fast pace, only those students with a high level of achievement in previous math courses and the recommendation of the Pre-Calculus Math teacher will be accepted.

The course will cover elementary functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, and basic integration with some application to area and volume.

This course differs from course AP Calculus BC (3022) in that it is somewhat less rigorous, and because it meets only five periods per week, involves less homework and covers less material.

Criteria for Selection -
1. An ‘A' (90%) or better in Honors Pre-Calculus (3421).
2. Recommendation of mathematics teacher.

NOTE: For students taking this course in grades 10, 11, or 12, another Calculus course may have already been taken prior to this (3422) or (3022) may be taken after this. For a maximum number of credits earned in Calculus not to exceed 2.5 credits.

 

 

AP CALCULUS BC

No. 3022
Full Year/Full Time AP Wt.
Grade 11, 12
Credit 1.5

This course in sequence with Honors Pre-Calculus Math (3421), will enable the student to take the AP exam (Level BC) for college credit and/or placement. Because of the rigor and fast pace, only those students with the highest level of achievement in previous math courses and the recommendation of their Honors Pre-Calculus Math teacher will be accepted.

The course will cover elementary vector and parametric functions, rigorous definitions of limits, derivatives of algebraic, transcendental, vector and parametric functions, integration involving area, volume, trigonometric substitution and integration by parts and by partial fractions, and sequences and series.

This course differs from course AP Calculus AB (3012) in that it meets seven periods per week, carries 1.5 credits, moves at a faster pace, is more rigorous, and involves more homework.

Criteria for Selection -
1. An ‘A' (95%) or better in Honors Pre-Calculus (3421).
2. An ‘A' (90%) or better in Honors Calculus (3422).
3. Recommendation of mathematics teacher.

NOTE: For students taking this course in grade 11 or grade 12, another Calculus course (3422, 3012) may have already been taken. For a maximum number of credits earned in Calculus not to exceed 2.5 credits.

 
 

 

PERSONAL FINANCE

No. 3411
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11)

  

 

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

No. 3812
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11)

  

 

AP STATISTICS

No. 3014
Full Year/Full Time
Grade 12
Credit 1.0

(listed under Grade 11)

  
 

 

COMPUTER SCIENCE A

No. 3523
Semester/Full time
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Credit .5

Computer Science A is a one semester course designed to be the student's first experience in structured programming. The student will learn to use top-down design and step-wise refinement in designing programs using an appropriate programming language. The course will concentrate on problem-solving applied to familiar topics from mathematics, science, and business. It is essential that students have a grade of ‘C' or better in previous math courses. The programming language used in this course is C++.

Criteria for Selection -
1. Successful completion of Algebra 1 (prior to Grade 9) OR co-requisite of Algebra 1 (3101).

 


 

COMPUTER SCIENCE B
No. 3524
Semester/Full TimeGrades 11, 12
Credit .5

The major emphasis in this course is on extending the student's proficiency in programming methodology and understanding of algorithms and data structures. The implementation of this extension will be accomplished using an appropriate programming language. The high-level structured nature of the programming language will be utilized to develop solutions to problems by applying top-down design and modular programming methods. The topics and algorithms learned provide an excellent background for taking AP Computer Science (3011). The programming language used in this course is C++.

 
Criteria for Selection -
 
1. A ‘C' (70%) or better in Computer Science A (3523).
 
2. Recommendation of Computer Science A teacher.

AP COMPUTER SCIENCE

No. 3011
Full Year/Full Time AP Wt.Grades
Credit 1.0

Advanced Placement Computer Science is an introductory course in computer science focusing on Object Orientation. A large part of the course is built around the development of computer programs that are understandable, adaptable and when appropriate, reusable. In addition, an extensive library, packages for developing GUI (graphical user interface) applets, multiple classes, and methods make Java very suitable for the Internet.  Programs are used in the development of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures and real-world applications. A Case Study, large real-world program, is included as part of the AP curriculum. In addition, an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course. The programming language used in this course is Java.

 

Criteria for Selection -
 
1. This course is recommended only for students who have completed Computer Science A (3523) with a grade of ‘B' (80%) or better. Completion of Computer Science B (3524) is strongly recommended.
 
OR 2. Successful completion of AP Calculus provided that the student has adequate programming knowledge.
ALONG WITH:
Recommendation of computer and/or mathematics teacher.
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