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Algebra I - 9th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Algebra I reinforces concepts learned in PreAlgebra (such as solving multi-step equations and linear graphing) and expands into solving systems of equations and inequalities, factoring and simplifying polynomials, solving quadratic equations and working with exponents and radicals. Students are given a foundation for concepts that will be learned in Geometry, Algebra II and PreCalculus. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Geometry - Academic 9th or 10th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Informal proofs and discovery activities are used to help students develop a foundation in Euclidean geometry, including the study of parallel lines and planes, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, and circles. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Geometry - Honors 9th or 10th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Selection criteria.
Includes Euclidean geometry, an in-depth study of parallel lines and planes, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, and circles. Emphasis is placed on formal proofs and logical thinking. A foundation in trigonometry is developed. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Algebra II - Academic 10th or 11th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Algebra II includes the concepts of solving open sentences with one or more variables, algebraic operations with polynomials and rational expressions, properties of functions, matrices and determinants, graphing, quadratic and higher degree functions, complex numbers, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and probability. Technological applications of these topics will be  integrated into the course. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Algebra II - Honors 10th or 11th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Selection criteria.
Algebra II Honors focuses on the algebraic concepts of  solving open sentences of different degrees, polynomials and rational expressions, function analysis, matrices and determinants, graphing, complex numbers, conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series, and probability. This course emphasizes higher-level thinking and problem solving. Applications and technology are integrated into this course. This course is designed as preparation for PreCalculus or PreCalculus Honors. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required. 

PreCalculus - Academic 11th or 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Precalculus contains elements of trigonometry, analytic geometry, function analysis and graphing, sequences and series, and advanced algebraic topics. This course is designed as preparation for AP Calculus AB. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

PreCalculus - Honors 11th or 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Algebra II and selection criteria.
Precalculus Honors includes the study of trigonometry, analytic geometry, and function analysis. In-depth study of functions, graphs, advanced algebraic topics, proofs, and applications is emphasized in their relation to the calculus. This course is designed as preparation for AP Calculus AB or BC or AP Statistics. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Calculus - Honors 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: PreCalculus or PreCalculus Honors and Selection criteria. 
This course is primarily intended for students intending to major in business or the social sciences in college. Calculus is the study of rates of change of various functions and their applications. In our development of the Calculus we will study applications to business, including the cost, revenue and profit functions as well as various social science applications such as rates of learning, population growth and equity of income distribution. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

AP® Calculus - AB 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: PreCalculus Honors and Selection criteria.
Calculus applies the study of limits, derivatives, integrals, and functions to various applications. Using the calculus as a problem-solving tool and preparation for taking the Calculus AB exam is emphasized in this course. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required. The College Board AP® Exam is required of students at the end of the year. Students will receive college credit based upon the advanced placement policy of the college they choose to attend. Students are responsible for the exam fee which is determined by The College Board. 

AP® Calculus - BC 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: PreCalculus and Selection criteria.
The primary goal and intended audience for this course is the same as for Calculus AP® – AB; however this is a more intense course as it covers the additional topics of convergence and divergence of infinite series, applications of Calculus to both polar and parametric functions, logistic growth and additional methods of finding antiderivatives. It is the only math course offered that covers college-level material at a college pace. A TI-84 graphing calculator is required. The College Board AP® Exam is required of students at the end of the year. Students will receive college credit based upon the advanced placement policy of the college they choose to attend. Students are responsible for the exam fee which is determined by The College Board.
This course is subject to both teacher and scheduling availability and having sufficient students to make a viable class.

College Algebra 11th or 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Selection criteria, page 9.
Students will review material covered on the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) math placement test, which covers four content areas:  1. Elementary Algebra and Functions (Algebra I), 2. Intermediate Algebra and Functions (Algebra II), 3. Geometry and Measurement, and 4. Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability.  Students will also complete an in-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, absolute-value, piecewise defined, exponential and logarithmic functions, equations, inequalities, graphing skills and systems of equations using matrices.

Introduction to Dual Credit College Algebra - 11th or 12th Grade
.5 Credit  ~ 1 Semester
Prerequisite and Limitations: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Selection criteria, page 9.
The goal of this class is to prepare students to take College Algebra Dual Credit (online). In-depth study of prerequisite knowledge needed for College Algebra as well as an overview of topies covered in College Algebra.

College Algebra - Dual Credit (online) MATH 1314 - 11th or 12th Grade
.5 Credit ~ 1 Semester
Prerequisite and Limitations: Introduction to Dual Credit College Algebra and Selection criteria, page 9.
Students who qualify for dual credit on the TSI math placement test will be taking this class (MATH 1314) online from Lone Star College. These students will be placed in the classroom with an instructor who will act as a facilitator.  In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, absolute-value, piecewise defined, exponential and logarithmic functions, equations, inequalities, graphing skills and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, conics and inverses may be included. Dual Credit courses require an additional fee which is determined by Lone Star College.

AP® Statistics 11th or 12th Grade
1 Credit ~ 2 Semesters
Prerequisite and Limitations: Honors Algebra II with Teacher Recommendation or PreCalculus.
The AP® Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP® Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding. The College Board AP® Exam is required of students at the end of the year. Students will receive college credit based upon the advanced placement policy of the college they choose to attend. Students are responsible for the exam fee which is determined by The College Board.

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