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Math & Technology

Math

403 Algebra 1A

CP | Grade 9 |Credit 1

This course is the first half of a two-year sequence for Algebra 1. Topics include patterns in algebra, sets and properties of real numbers, algebraic operations, equations, proportional reasoning, slope and the equation of a line, statistics and data analysis.

 

411 Algebra 1

H | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This course offers students a solid foundation in Algebra 1. Topics include solving word problems, proportional reasoning, inequalities, absolute values, exponents, polynomials, and factoring. This course also presents topics in co-ordinate geometry, rational and irrational numbers. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 or a graphing calculator app for use in this course.

 

412 Algebra 1

CP | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This course offers students a strong foundation in Algebra 1. Topics presented in the course include solving equations, proportional reasoning, data analysis, inequalities, absolute value, exponents, exponential functions, polynomials, and factoring. This course also includes an introduction to quadratic functions and the quadratic formula. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

 

413 Algebra 1B

CP | Grade 10 | Credit 1

This course is the second half of a two-year sequence for Algebra 1. Topics include linear functions, inequalities, absolute values,
exponents, polynomials, factoring and quadratic functions, including the Quadratic Formula, and operations with rational expressions.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1A (403)

 

420 Honors Geometry

H | Grade 10 | Credit 1

This course emphasizes the relationship of algebra to other disciplines. A strong background in Algebra 1 is required. Topics include an introduction to logic, the study of similar and congruent triangles, polygons, parallel lines and trigonometry. The area, perimeter and volume of two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects are presented as well. This course makes use of the Geometer’s Sketchpad computer program and features a discovery approach to Geometry. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1 (412) with a B+ average or Honors Algebra 2 (431)

 

422 CP Geometry

CP | Grade 10 | Credit 1

This course offers a comprehensive geometry program that includes logic and proof, polygons, similar and congruent figures coordinate geometry, perimeter, area and volume, and circles. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1 (412) or Algebra 2 (432)

 

430 H Pre-Calculus

H | Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 1

This rigorous course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) course. Topics include the study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and rational functions. Topics in trigonometry and analytic geometry are also included. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 2 and recommendation of the Mathematics Chair. See course selection book (page 5) for other prerequisites.

 

431 Honors Algebra 2

H | Grade 9 and 11 | Credit 1

This course emphasizes the relationship of Algebra to other disciplines. A strong background in Algebra 1 is required. Topics include systems of equations, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Polynomial, rational and radical functions will also be included. Students must have a TI-83+ or a TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

 

432 CP Algebra 2

CP | Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 1

This course offers a comprehensive Algebra 2 program. Topics include solving systems of equations, all types of functions (quadratic, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic), conic sections, sequences, and series. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Algebra 1

 

440 AP Calculus AB

AP | Grade 12 (or approval of instructor) | Credit 1

This course is a continuation of the Pre-Calculus course. Students undertake a detailed study of Differential and Integral Calculus. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam at the end of the academic year. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Completion of Pre-Calculus (430). See course selection book (page 5) for other prerequisites. AP test fee may apply

 

441 H Calculus

H | Grade 12 | Credit 1

This course is an honors level continuation of the Pre-Calculus course. Students undertake a detailed study of Differential and Integral Calculus. Students are not required to take the Advanced Placement exam at the end of the academic year. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Completion of Pre-Calculus (430). See course selection book (page 5) for other prerequisites.

 

444 Advanced Functions and Statistics

CP | Grade 12 | Credit 1

This course is designed for students who have a familiarity with basic algebraic functions. Topics include the study of quadratic, exponential, polynomial, logarithmic, and rational functions. This course also presents topics in descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics in probability are also included. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Math 422 and 432 or permission of Mathematics Chair.

 

445 AP Calculus BC

AP | Grade 12 (or approval of instructor) | Credit 1

This course is for students who already have a thorough knowledge of the elementary functions. Students who study for the Advanced Placement BC course also review the AB course. Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam at the end of the academic year. Students must have a TI-83+ or TI-84 series graphing calculator for use in this course.

PREREQUISITE:
Completion of Calculus AB or Pre-Calculus. See course selection book (page 5) for other prerequisites. AP test fee may apply

 

454 H, 455 CP Consumer Economics

Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 1

This course provides students with practical knowledge, a firm understanding of the concepts of sound personal financial management, and the ability to successfully navigate through an ever- changing economic environment. Topics include an introduction to macroeconomics theory, budgeting, personal financial management, and consumer credit and financing, risk management and insurance, savings and debt management strategies, investment options and alternatives, present and future values of a dollar, and tax planning.

Technology & Engineering

153 Yearbook

CP | Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 1

This course promotes skills in basic journalism, including design, journalistic writing, photography, and editing. Twenty-first century skills in collaboration, creative thinking, technical literacy, communication, and critical thinking are also promoted. The course concludes with the completion of The Troubadour, the annual yearbook. All students adhere to yearbook procedures, including deadlines. Some members serve as editors, taking on a teaching role in the class. Students must be able to work after school and/or at home to meet deadlines.

PREREQUISITE:
B or higher in English and teacher recommendation

 

521 Photojournalism

CP | Grade 11 and 12 | Credit 1

This course introduces digital photography, web and print journalism, editing, ethics in journalism, non-fiction screenwriting, interviewing techniques, and publications. Students compose and manipulate photos using Adobe Photoshop and explore layout and design elements of print and web-based publications, and refine writing style. Students plan, create interpret and critique visual representations and carefully examine their product for publication.

 

524 Explorations in Educational Technology

CP | Grades 9, 10 | Credit 0.5

This required course focuses on developing and applying the skill set necessary to facilitate quality work in the educational endeavors of high school students. The class focuses on the Microsoft Office Suite, paying close attention to the variety of offerings that each software program has to offer. Additionally, the class explores photo editing software via Adobe Photoshop as well as music editing software via Garage Band through the use of Apple products.

 

530 Introduction to Engineering

H | Grade 9 | Credit 1

This full-year course introduces students to the world of technology and engineering, as a first step in becoming technologically literate citizens.
Additionally, the course helps beginning high school students answer the question, “Why should I study math, science, and engineering?” Through this course’s practical real-world connections and hands-on activities, students have an opportunity to see how science, mathematics, and engineering are part of their everyday world, and why it is important to be technologically and scientifically literate. This course is required for those students who wish to complete the STEM Program.

PREREQUISITE:
Enrolled in Honors Algebra 2 (431) and Conceptual Physics (342)

 

538 Engineering: NASA Curriculum

H | Grades 10 | Credit 1

This project-based course is designed to expand the student’s understanding of the world of technology and engineering. Students are exposed to different fields of engineering while completing projects as part of various sized teams. Through this course’s practical real-world connections and hands-on activities, students have an opportunity to use science and mathematics to solve practical engineering challenges. This course is required for those students who wish to complete the STEM Program.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (431), Conceptual Physics (342) and Introduction to Engineering (530).

 

540 Introduction to Computer Programming

H | Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 0.5

This course introduces computer programming algorithms and the structure of programs. Students design, implement, document, and test applications using Java object-oriented programming language. The basic syntax and application of additional programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript, is also discussed. (This course is required for those students who wish to complete the STEM Program.)

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (431), one lab-based science course and the Introduction to Engineering course.

 

544 Computer Engineering

H | Grades 11 and 12 | Credit 0.5

This course provides a hands-on approach to computer architecture and basic networking concepts. Students study internal hardware components for desktops, laptops, tablets, and 3D printers. Networking concepts include network topologies, network design, the 568b Ethernet wiring standard, and the TCP/IP protocol.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of Honors Algebra 2 (431), one lab-based science course, and the Introduction to Engineering course

 

545 H Technology Support

H | Grade 12 | Credit 1

This course requires students to use analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve student, faculty, and staff technical problems. Students develop troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve problems for various types of computer equipment including printers, laptops, projectors, and tablets.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Computer Engineering (544) and approval of instructor.

 

550 Senior Research Project

H | Grade 12| Credit 1

The senior research project combines research with practical implementation. This course requires the student to complete all steps of the engineering design process to develop a product of her own invention or innovation from concept to market. The student makes both written and oral presentations as part of this project.

PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion or enrollment in all courses required to complete the STEM program and the approval of the STEM Coordinator.