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Algebra A
Algebra A is a standardsbased course designed to prepare students to meet district and state standards in the first semester of Algebra 1. This course emphasizes development of algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to pass the High School Exit Exam (HSEE) and advance to Algebra B or Algebra 1 courses. Students will communicate mathematical thinking verbally and in written form, and apply the concepts of math to realworld situations.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11
Preferred Previous Course of Study: n/a
UC/CSU Approved?  No
Algebra 1
Symbolic reasoning and calculations with symbols are central in algebra. Through the study of algebra, a student develops an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics and the sciences. In addition, algebraic skills and concepts are developed and used in a wide variety of problemsolving situations.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: n/a
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Geometry
Geometry focuses on skills and concepts that are useful to all students. In addition to learning geometry skills and concepts, students will develop their ability to construct formal, logical arguments and proofs in geometric settings and problems.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Geometry Honors
The geometry skills and concepts developed in this discipline are useful to all students. In addition to learning these skills and concepts, students will develop their ability to construct formal, logical arguments and proofs in geometric settings and problems.
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 I and Geometry. Students gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems including the solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem and the complex number system.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Algebra 2/Trigonometry complements and expands the mathematical concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. Students gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems including the solution of systems of quadratic equations, logarithmic and exponential functions, the binomial theorem and the complex number system. The course also applies algebraic and geometric concepts to trigonometric analyses.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Algebra 2/Trig Honors
Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors complements and expands the mathematical concepts of Algebra I and Geometry. Students gain experience with algebraic solutions of problems including binomial theorem and the complex number system. This course also applies algebraic and geometric concepts to trigonometric analyses. Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors provides a greater depth of study beyond that of Algebra 2/Trigonometry.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 1
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Math Analysis
Math Analysis 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. The course takes a functional point of view toward those topics.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
PreCalculus
PreCalculus 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. The most significant new concept in this course is that of limits.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Algebra 2/Trig
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Statistics AP
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
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes
Calculus AB AP
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
Calculus BC AP
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
Introduction to Computer Programming students will begin learning the concepts of Object Oriented Programming through various introductory languages and environments. They will explore game design and learn the basics of Java.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Concurrent enrollment in Algebra 2 or above
UC/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. If the school site offers this course as an ROP course, the student must be in 11th or 12th grade in order to enroll.
Units: 10
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Preferred Previous Course of Study: Intro to Computer Programming
UC/CSU Approved?  Yes