Mathematics

  • Algebra l

    Grades 9-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Available to retake for grade in seated class.

    Available for credit recovery online.

    GHS freshmen:  This course will be part of your Freshman Academy experience in the fall and should not be part of your summer schedule.

    Algebra I is organized around the families of functions, with special emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. Students will learn to represent them in multiple ways as verbal descriptions, equations, tables, and graphs. These functions will be applied and used to model real-world situations in order to solve arising problems. Students will also learn data analysis and apply geometric properties in the algebraic realm.  This course is a prerequisite for Geometry or Geometry Honors. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive math credit for Accelerated Algebra I. Prerequisite: A passing grade in their most recent math class, teacher recommendation OR an iReady score of 541 or above.

    Session 1 & 2, seated, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 1 & 2, online

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Algebra ll

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery.

    Algebra II continues the study of algebra, the representation of quantities using variables and mathematical operations to show relationships. Students will represent relationships and functions with linear equations and explore relationships of direct and indirect variation. Students will explore quadratic functions and perform operations with complex numbers. Polynomials and their properties will be explored and graphed.  Students will explore exponential relationships, logarithmic functions, and probabilities. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive math credit for Algebra II Honors. Prerequisite:  Passed both semesters of Algebra I (or Accelerated Algebra I) and completed or is concurrently enrolled in 1 of 2 Geometry offerings (Geometry or Geometry Honors).  

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Algebra ll Honors

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Students in this rigorous course will study the concepts of Algebra II at an accelerated rate.  Algebra II continues the study of algebra, the representation of quantities using variables and mathematical operations to show relationships. Students will represent relationships and functions with linear equations and explore relationships of direct and indirect variation. Students will explore quadratic functions and perform operations with complex numbers. Polynomials and their properties will be explored and graphed. Students will explore exponential relationships, logarithmic functions, and probabilities. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive math credit for Algebra II. Prerequisite:  Grades of B or higher in Algebra I and Geometry (or Geometry Honors). A Student may also choose to concurrently enroll in Geometry (or Geometry Honors) to satisfy the Geometry prerequisite.  Teacher Recommendation from both courses.  

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • College Algebra

    Grades 11-12

    1 unit of credit 

    This course is a standard course in college-level algebra. Topics include (but are not limited to) properties of functions; polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions and their graphs; and conic sections. Dual enrollment for college credit may be available. Prerequisite: C- or better in Algebra II or Algebra II Honors.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Computer Science-Introductory

    Grade 10-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    This course will be an introduction to computer programming, intended for the student who is interested in learning to write JAVA computer programs to solve problems in a structured environment. This course is designed for students who have an interest and ability in mathematics, science, or business. It will cover basic terminology, history, input/output control, decision control, repetition, functions, arrays, and elementary strings. This course may be taken for math or practical arts credit. Prerequisites: Algebra II (can be concurrently enrolled) and Digital Communications (or demonstrate proficiency).

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 4 weeks)


  • Foundations of Algebra

    Grades 9-12

    1 unit of credit  

    Available to retake for grade in seated class.

    Available for credit recovery online.

    Foundations of Algebra provides students with the fundamental skills required to be successful in future algebra courses. Students will study concepts of number and operations, algebraic relationships, and probability. Students will learn algebraic concepts including (but not limited to) solving linear equations and graphing. It will prepare students to become critical thinkers. Through mathematics, students not only need to develop skills with numbers, but develop the ability to set up problems, approach problems with a variety of techniques, and understand the underlying mathematical features of such problems. Prerequisite: 8th grade teacher recommendation required, which is based on a triangulated test score analysis and performance in 8th grade mathematics.

    Session 1, seated, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 1 & 2, online 

     (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Geometry

    Grades 9-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Available to retake for grade in seated class.

    Available for credit recovery online.

    GHS freshmen:  This course will be part of your Freshman Academy experience in the fall and should not be part of your summer schedule.

    Geometry will require students to explore complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Emphasis is placed on using deductive reasoning in the analysis of topics such as parallel lines, circles, polygon congruence, similarity, area, volume, and probability. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive math credit for Geometry Concepts or Geometry Honors. Prerequisite: C- or better in Algebra I.

    Session 1 & 2, seated, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Session 1 & 2, online

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Geometry Honors

    Grades 9-12

    1 unit of credit 

    GHS freshmen:  This course will be part of your Freshman Academy experience in the fall and should not be part of your summer schedule.

    Geometry Honors will require students to explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships,  moving towards formal mathematical arguments. Strong emphasis is placed on using deductive reasoning in the analysis of topics such as parallel lines, circles, polygon congruence, similarity, area, volume, and probability. This course is appropriate for students who seek a more challenging curriculum. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive math credit for Geometry Concepts or Geometry. Prerequisite: B or better in Algebra I and teacher recommendation.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • PreCalculus

    Grades 10-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Precalculus is a course designed for students who are planning to take Calculus and are interested in a math- or science-related career. Students in this course will study functions, graphing, limits, and other advanced topics. Dual credit may be available for this course. Prerequisite: C- or better in Trigonometry.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

     (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)


  • Professional Math

    Grades 11-12

    1 unit of credit 

    Available for credit recovery online.

    This course will help to develop mathematical curiosity and problem solving skills, Professional math will introduce the applications of mathematics in areas such as cryptography, history, music, weather, architecture, baseball and crime scene analysis. Students in this course are not expected to have especially strong math skills or scientific backgrounds; most calculations will be elementary although advanced material is taught as needed. Students will be exposed to number theory, trigonometry and calculus, group theory, geometry, probability, and mathematical modeling. Concepts will be applied immediately to the problems that motivated them. Prerequisite: Geometry Concepts or Geometry and teacher recommendation.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)

     


  • Statistics

    Grades 11-12

    1 unit of credit 

    The Statistics course is an excellent option for any student who has successfully completed Algebra II, regardless of the student’s intended college major. This course is not a Calculus-based course. The purpose of Statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students receiving credit for this course cannot also receive math credit for AP Statistics.  Prerequisite: C- or better in Algebra II or Algebra II Honors.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)

     


  • Trigonometry

    Grades 9-12

    1/2 unit of credit 

    Trigonometry is designed for the students who will continue on to Pre-calculus or for the college-bound student.  Trigonometric topics include applying properties of the unit circle, utilizing trigonometric identities to solve problems, and graphing trigonometric functionsPrerequisite: C- or better in Algebra II Honors, Mathematical Functions, College Algebra or teacher recommendation.

    Session 1 & 2, online only

    (1/2 credit is 2 weeks)