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Course: Algebra I
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: None
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course is a comprehensive course in algebra that will provide the student with an understanding of the language, notation, and application of algebraic skills.  Topics include linear and quadratic functions, exponents and radicals, polynomials, rational expressions, data analysis, and probability and statistics.  The core instructional objectives for this course are defined by the Tennessee Mathematics Standards for Algebra 1.  This course is intended for 10th graders who did not successfully complete Algebra 1B as a ninth grader.  Students will use the graphing calculator throughout the course. 

Course: Honors Algebra I
Grades: 9
Prerequisite: 16-19 on Explore Test
Fall Term, 1 Credit

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the language, notation, and application of algebraic skills. Topics include linear and quadratic functions, exponents and radicals, polynomials, rational expressions, probability and statistics. Tennessee EOC required.

Course: Algebra II
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Geometry
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course reviews the applications and language of Algebra 1 with increased emphasis on number systems, functions, graphs, and problem solving.  Language and symbolism are extended to encompass new concepts.  The content includes, but is not limited to, such topics as properties and operations, linear functions, linear systems, matrices, quadratic functions, polynomial functions, rational functions, and radical functions.  The core instructional objectives for this course are defined by the Tennessee Mathematics Standards for Algebra 2.  The course emphasizes the use of the graphing calculator as a tool to interpret results as well as a method of obtaining an answer.  A graphing calculator is required.

Course: Honors Algebra II
Grade: 10
Prerequisites: Honors Geometry and Teacher recommendation
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course extends the concepts and applications of the algebraic process. Major topics include: complex numbers, relations and functions, exponents and logarithms, quadratic relations, systems of equations and inequalities, probability and statistics. Hamilton County End of Course Test Required. The instructional pace is faster than that of Algebra II. Tennessee EOC required.

Course: Geometry
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Algebra I
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course consist of a study of lines, planes, space, angles, curves, figures, and transformations.  Basic ideas are introduced through concepts of sets of points with extensions into three dimensions.  It also includes a review of perimeter, area, volume, and surface area.  The core instructional objectives for this course are defined by the Tennessee Mathematics Standards for Geometry.  Students are expected to enter Geometry with a working knowledge of variables and equation solving.

Course: Honors Geometry
Grade: 9
Prerequisites: "B" average in Algebra I , Advanced Level on Algebra Gateway Exam and Teacher recommendation - suggested 20 or above on the Explore Test
Fall Term, 1 Credit

This course includes an emphasis on two and three-dimensional concepts Topics include lines, planes, polygons, polyhedra, congruency, similarity, right angles, circles, cones, cylinders, spheres, coordinate geometry, and inductive and deductive reasoning. The instructional pace is faster than that of Geometry. Tennessee EOC required. 

Course: Honors Pre-Calculus
Grades: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry or Honors Algebra II
1 Term, 1 Credit

This course is a college-preparatory course combining the many trigonometric, geometric, and algebraic techniques needed for the preparation of the study of Calculus.  Topics include, but are not limited to upper level algebra, sequences and series, triangular and circular trigonometry, graphing, matrices, and logarithms.  The course is designed to strengthen the conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning when solving problems.  The core instructional objectives for this course are defined by the Tennessee Mathematics Standards for Pre-Calculus.  This course emphasizes the use of the graphing calculator as a tool to interpret results as well as a method of obtaining an answer.  A graphing calculator is required.Students are required to take the Challenge Exam at the end of the semester to determine eligibility for college credit.

Course: AP Calculus
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Honors Calculus
Additional Fees: $89 AP exam fee
1 Term, 1 Credit OR 2 Terms, 2 Credits (eligible for AP Exam)

AP Calculus is an advanced mathematics course that uses meaningful problems and appropriate technology to develop concepts and applications related to continuity and discontinuity of functions and differentiation, and integration. The advanced placement course will use a curriculum based upon the curriculum of the state of Tennessee and the guidelines of the College Board. Students who are eligible for fee waivers with the school system may be eligible for a fee waiver on the AP exam through the AP Program.

Course: Statistics
Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry or Honors Pre-Calculus
1 Term, 1 Credit

Sampling, data organization, variability and central tendency, probability, distributions and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, inference and regression.

Course: Bridge Math
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
1 Term, 1 Credit

This senior level math course is designed to revisit important mathematical concepts in algebra and geometry in order to prepare students for the first credit bearing mathematics course in post-secondary educational settings.  These concepts will be developed in an environment that promotes learning beyond skill and drill techniques where connections are made between the concepts and where the concepts are related to previous learning.  Applications of these skills will play a principal role in the learning and assessment process. Technology will be used to strategically enhance the student’s understanding of core concepts via the use of multiple problem solving strategies.  The core instructional objectives for this course are defined by the Tennessee Mathematics Standards for Bridge Math.

Course: Applied Mathematical Concepts
Grade: 11, 12
Prerequisite: Algebra II
1 Term, 1 Credit

Applied Mathematical Concepts is focused on application and modeling and has industry needs in mind. It is aligned to the ACT college- and career- readiness standards and contains content from Discrete and Finite Math. Topics include counting, combinatorics, probability, financial math, and linear programming.

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