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Mathematics Courses

Algebra A
Algebra A reviews, formalizes, and extends the mathematics that students learned in Common Core math 6 through 8. This course includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Statistics and Probability. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11
Preferred Previous Course of Study: n/a
UC/CSU Approved?  NoAlgebra BAlgebra B formalizes and extends the mathematics that students learned in Common Core math 6 – 8. This course includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Statistics and Probability. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise. Completion of Algebra A and Algebra B fulfills the Algebra 1 graduation requirement.Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra A
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Algebra 1
Algebra 1 formalizes and extends the mathematics that students learned in Common Core math 6 – 8. This course includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, and Statistics and Probability. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: n/a
UC/CSU Approved?  YesMath ApplicationsMath Applications provides an alternative to the traditional study of Geometry and Algebra 2. Students will experience a highly relevant and “hands‐on” approach to learning. Math Applications will incorporate selected concepts from Geometry and Algebra 2 enabling students to gain experience solving real‐life mathematical problems.Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  No
Geometry
The fundamental purpose of the California State Standards Geometry course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This course includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations, Geometric Measurement and Dimension, Conditional Probability, Rules of Probability and Using Probability and Statistics. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise. Schools: Grades: Preferred Previ
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Geometry Advanced
The fundamental purpose of the California State Standards Geometry Advanced course is to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. This is an accelerated, fast paced mathematics course which includes content standards from the conceptual categories of Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations, Geometric Measurement and Dimension, Conditional Probability, Rules of Probability and Using Probability and Statistics. Through the application of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, students will increasingly engage with the subject matter and grow in mathematical maturity and expertise.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Algebra 2
Algebra 2 complements and expands the mathematical concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry. Topics include the real and complex number systems. Families of functions studied include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical functions. Other units included are statistics, sequences and series, and the study of parabolas as conic sections. An introduction to trigonometry includes the unit circle and graphing trigonometric functions.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Algebra 2 Advanced
The Algebra 2 Advanced complements and expands the mathematical concepts of Algebra 1 and Geometry and meets all the objectives of the Algebra 2 course. Topics include the real and complex number systems. Families of functions studied include: linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, rational and radical functions. Other units included are statistics, sequences and series, and the study of parabolas as conic sections. The curriculum in this course includes additional content intended to significantly expand students understanding of trigonometry. This includes studying circular trigonometry in greater depth, proving and applying trig identities, working with trigonometric applications and inverse trigonometry, and solving trigonometric equations. Students will frequently use models to make sense of problems in order to deepen their understanding of the concepts of Algebra 2.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Algebra 2/Precalculus Honors
This accelerated course covers the Algebra 2 Advanced content, but in greater depth. In addition to the Algebra 2 topics that include real and complex numbers, families of functions and concepts of trigonometry, included are Pre‐Calculus topics such as a complete study of conic sections, polar coordinates, vectors, parametric equations, and introductions to limits and derivatives. The course is designed to prepare students to take Calculus AB the following year. Students will be expected to solve higher order thinking problems and demonstrate procedural fluency in their responses.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Math Analysis
The purpose of Math Analysis course is to strengthen conceptual understanding of trigonometry, graphing, probability, and algebraic techniques needed to pursue further studies in mathematics. Students will be introduced to matrices, vectors, polar graphing, conic sections, and statistics.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Precalculus Honors
Pre‐Calculus combines many of the trigonometric, geometric and algebraic techniques needed to prepare students for the study of calculus and strengthens their conceptual understanding of problems and mathematical reasoning in solving problems. This course takes a functional point of view toward these topics. Students will be introduced to matrices, vectors, polar graphing, parametric equations, conic sections, and introductory calculus topics.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2 Advanced
UC/CSU Approved?  YesStatisticsIntroduction to Statistics is an activity and projectbased class that will familiarize students the collection and analysis of current realworld data. Students will learn reliable methods for obtaining sample data from a population, as well as various methods of visual and numerical description of the findings. Emphasis will be placed on forming original hypotheses, testing them, and then constructing formal written presentations of their conclusions. Students will also learn how to use statistical software and calculator applications to help facilitate they analysis.Units: 10Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2
UC/CSU Approved?  YesAP Statistics
This college level introductory course in statistics is designed to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Students interested in pursuing college majors in the social services, health services and business will benefit from this course.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: PreCalculus (H)
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus AB completes a college curriculum in variable calculus. The course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation and applications and modeling are used to present a cohesive whole in the study of calculus.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: PreCalculus or Honors Algebra 2/Trig
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus BC completes a college curriculum in variable calculus. This course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The themes of derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation and applications and modeling are used to present a cohesive whole in the study of calculus. This course also includes the study of polynomial approximations and series.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Calculus AB AP
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Intro to Computer Programming (semester course)
This course exposes students to the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science and programming. Students will learn to code through hands‐on assignments which include game design, lab completion, independent projects and pair programming. This course serves as both an introduction to, and foundation for, further study in computer science.
Units: 5
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Concurrent enrollment in Geometry and aboveUC/CSU Approved?  YesAP Computer Science PrinciplesAP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the central ideas of computer science, instilling the ideas and practices of computational thinking and inviting students to understand how computing changes the world. The rigorous course promotes deep learning of computational content, develops computational thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. The course is unique in its focus on fostering students to be creative. Students are encouraged to apply creative processes when developing computational artifacts and to think creatively while using simulations to explore questions that interest them.Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Introduction to Computer ScienceUC/CSU Approved?  Yes
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science A students will continue studying Java and object oriented programming methodology in preparation for the AP exam. There is an emphasis on problem solving, algorithm development, data structures, design and abstraction. While Introduction to Computer Programming is a preferred previous course of study, students who are highly motivated or who have prior programming experience or strong math backgrounds may take AP without the prerequisite year.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Intro to Computer Programming
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes