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Courses

Because the nature of mathematics is sequential, the grade levels listed are guidelines and will vary with the student’s foundational skills.

 

College Prep

The following sequence is advised for College Prep Math courses. Each course provides foundations for the next course. Entry level will vary.

Algebra I CP

(Grade 9)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Placement Test Scores; Jr. High Recommendation

The topics include: operations involving integers, percent and fractions, and solving equations algebraically. This class also introduces basic graphing skills and use of the graphing calculator. Basic word problems and real-life application problems will be addressed. This class prepares students for Geometry CP.

Geometry CP

(Grade 10)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I CP and by Algebra Teacher Recommendation Only

This course provides an introduction to Euclidean Geometry. Geometry skills and their application will be taught. This class prepares students for Algebra II CP.

Algebra II CP

(Grade 11-12)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Geometry CP and by SHG Geometry or Algebra I Teacher Recommendation Only

This course begins with a review of Algebra I topics including solving linear equations and including solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations and inequalities, and an emphasis on problem-solving. This course covers Algebra II topics such as functions, graphing linear and quadratic functions and piecewise-defined functions, and transformations of functions. Students will solve systems of linear equation in two and three variables, solve systems of equations with matrices, work with polynomial functions, and do operations on polynomial functions.

Intro to College Algebra with Trig

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II CP; SHG Algebra II Teacher Recommendation Only

This course is designed to prepare students for college algebra, which is a requirement in most colleges and universities. It includes a review of Algebra II concepts with emphasis on graphing, a study of functions and their graphs, and an introduction to trigonometry. Topics include: Polynomial functions, rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, circular trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and graphing functions.

 

Upper College Prep

The following sequence is recommended for students in the UCP classes. Each course requires success in the previous course.

[Proposed sequence in high school for students who completed Algebra I UCP (Zero hour) as an eighth grader: Geometry UCP, Algebra II UCP, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, College Algebra Honors or Calculus]  Pre-Calculus, Statistics, College Algebra Honors or Calculus]

Algebra I UCP

(Grade 9)
Credit: D

PREREQUISITE: Placement Test Scores

Students entering this course should have knowledge of arithmetic and common mathematical symbols. Students will study the structure of the number system and the use of algebraic operations and functions. Application of algebraic methods to practical situations is a focus of this course.

Geometry UCP

(Grade 10)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I UCP with SHG Teacher Recommendation

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of plane and space geometry. Both deductive and inductive methods of proof are applied to the study of points, lines, planes, and angles. Applications are made to triangles and other polygons as well as to circles, with particular attention to congruence and similarity. Constructions, transformations, and formulas relating to areas and volumes are studied.

Algebra II UCP

(Grade 11)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Geometry UCP with SHG Teacher Recommendation

This course reviews Algebra I. Additional topics covered are linear, polynomial and quadratic functions, matrices, radicals, complex numbers, sequence and series, and conic sections. This class prepares students to take Pre-Calculus or Statistics.

Pre-Calculus UCP

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (4.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II UCP (C or higher); SHG Teacher Recommendation

This course covers topics in analytical geometry such as lines in plane, conics and logarithmic exponential functions. Second semester covers trigonometry, which emphasizes a geometric and analytic development of the trigonometric functions with applications, polar coordinates, and polar graphing. First semester final exam is required.

 

Honors Level

The Honors courses are recommended for students who have advanced knowledge and skills in mathematics. Each year, the achievement grade and the teachers’ recommendations are used to determine the student’s eligibility to enter the next level honors class in this sequence.

If Algebra I Honors was mastered in Grade 8, the proposed sequence in high school is Geometry H, Algebra II H, Pre-Calculus H, Calculus Honors or Calculus AB/BC AP.

If taking Algebra I H in Grade 9, the proposed sequence is Algebra I H, Geometry H, Algebra II H, Pre-Cal H

Algebra I Honors (Zero Hour)

(Grade 8)
Credit: 1 (5.A- The letter grade earned is listed on the high school transcript but the grade is not included in the high school GPA).

PREREQUISITES: Standardized and SHG Testing; Jr. High Recommendation.

This course is for students enrolled in the local Catholic Elementary Schools.

This is an accelerated course which provides an in-depth study of the structure of the number system; use of algebraic operations and functions; and quadratic equations, functions, and relations. Application of algebraic methods to practical situations is a focus of this course. Students must have earned at least a C- in order to continue 2nd Semester. This class prepares students for Geometry Honors.

Algebra I Honors

(Grade 9)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Placement Test Scores

Students entering this course should have a thorough knowledge of arithmetic and common mathematical symbols. This is an accelerated course which provides a more in-depth study of the structure of the number system; use algebraic operations and functions; and quadratic equations, relations, and functions. Application of algebraic methods to practical situations is a focus of this course. This class prepares students for Geometry Honors.

Algebra II Honors

(Grade 11)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I H (B+ or higher); Geometry H; Algebra I Teacher Recommendation

This is a rigorous approach to the standard topics of a second year of high school Algebra. This course contains work in linear, quadratic and polynomial functions, matrices, rational and irrational numbers, complex numbers, logarithms, sequences and series, probability and statistics, and conic sections. Application of algebraic methods to practical situations is a focus of this course.

Geometry Honors

(Grade 10)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra I H (B or higher); SHG Teacher Recommendation

This is an accelerated course presenting plane and space geometry, constructions, logic, and deductive proofs. Emphasis is placed on precise mathematical language. A strong effort is made to inter-relate the study of Geometry and Algebra. This class prepares students for Algebra II Honors or for Pre-Calculus Honors.

Statistics Honors

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II UCP (B or higher)

This course is an introduction to basic statistics and covers all material associated with an entry level college statistics class. The topics covered include basic probability theory, basic descriptive statistics, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions for statistics, statistical inferences involving confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing for means, standard deviations, and proportions, as well as correlation and regression.

College Algebra Honors - Dual Credit

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II UCP (B or higher); Students must meet LLCC requirements for enrollment.

This course centers on the exploration of various algebraic functions, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The properties, graphs and inequalities of these functions are analyzed and applications of their use are studied. Other topics include systems of equations, matrices, conic sections, sequences and series. This class is offered as a dual credit class (MAT 113) through LLCC at no additional cost to the student.

Pre-Calculus Honors

(Grade 11-12)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Algebra II H (B or higher); Algebra II UCP (A or higher); SHG Teacher recommendation

This course is designed to be an immediate preparation for Calculus. The content includes extensive coverage of trigonometry, analytical geometry, and several topics in advanced algebra. A deeper understanding of the concept of a function is stressed and applied to many different topics.

Calculus Honors - Dual Credit

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (5.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus H (B or higher) and SHG Teacher Recommendation. Students must meet LLCC requirements for enrollment.

This course covers essentially the first semester of college calculus. It follows the LLCC course outcomes for MAT 131, which includes the topics of functions, graphs, limits and basic differential and integral calculus. This course, while still demanding, is intended for the student who does not need 2 semesters of calculus in college. This class is offered as dual credit (MAT 131) through LLCC at no additional cost to the student.

Calculus AB Advanced Placement

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (6.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus H (C+ or higher)

This course covers the first semester of college calculus. It follows the Advanced Placement AB syllabus, which includes topics of functions, graphs, limits and basic differential and integral calculus. This course is intended of the student who does not need two semesters of calculus in college.

Calculus BC Advanced Placement

(Grade 12)
Credit: 1 (6.A grading)

PREREQUISITE: Pre-Calculus H (B+ or higher); SHG Teacher Recommendation

This course covers the first two semesters of college calculus. It follows the Advanced Placement BC syllabus, and is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of analytic geometry and elementary functions in addition to college preparatory algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The standard topics in limit theory, differential calculus, and integral calculus are included, along with introductory materials in vector calculus, series, and differential equations. This is a very demanding course and should be taken only by students of excellent mathematical ability who wish to prepare for college work in mathematics, engineering, chemistry, physics, or medicine.