(4 periods/week; full year; 1 credit)
This course begins with a thorough review of the geometry concepts covered in
Algebra I (9) and then continues with an in-depth exploration into many new
geometry topics. Upon completing this course, students will have spent one and
one-third years on a thorough study of geometry. This course focuses on both the
content and form of geometry, with emphasis on the techniques of formal proof
and the application of geometric concepts to a range of problem types. The topics
covered in this course are similar to those covered in Geometry 9, but at a pace
that affords students more opportunities to practice their skills. An introduction
to right triangle trigonometry is included.
(Grades 10 - 11; 4 periods/week; full year; 1 credit)
This course continues the development and efficient application of algebraic skills
introduced in Algebra I. Several major families of functions are constructed and
explored: linear, quadratic, absolute value, exponential, polynomial, variation and
radical. When appropriate, the study of these functions includes additional
discussion of transformations, composition of functions and modeling. Other
significant topics that are developed and applied include combinatorics and
probability, general equation solving algorithms, relations, complex numbers,
matrix algebra, rational exponents, systems of linear and nonlinear equations,
systems of inequalities, factoring, rational algebraic expressions and rational
algebraic equations. Multiple analytic approaches, as well as graphical and
numerical methods, are applied to the problems in this course. An important goal
of Algebra II is that students learn to discern which of these many methods is most
appropriate in a given situation.
Precalculus - Honors
(Grade 11; Prerequisite: departmental approval; 4 periods/week; full year; 1
A rigorous presentation of the advanced mathematics needed for calculus is
offered in this course. Most of the theorems used are proven in class discussion.
Emphasis is placed on the ability to graph and analyze exponential, logarithmic,
rational and polynomial functions. An in-depth study of trigonometry is
completed. Detailed units on mathematical induction, parametric equations, polar
graphing, and conics are also covered. Students are regularly challenged to
synthesize and apply what they have learned to new problems. Because class
discussions are so important, those taking this class are strongly urged to limit
activities which take them out of class.
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(Grades 11 - 12; Prerequisite: departmental approval; 4 periods/week; full year; l
This course embraces a thorough study of the advanced mathematics needed for
calculus, including in-depth study of these major families of functions:
exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, polynomial and rational. Mastery of
linear and quadratic functions is assumed from previous study, as are complete
and sound algebraic skills. There is much emphasis on graphing all functions
studied. In addition to graphing, properties and applications of each kind of
function are studied. Other topics studied include nonlinear inequalities, polar
graphing, conic sections, and parametric equations.
Topics in Precalculus and Finite
(Grades 11 - 12; Prerequisite: Algebra II; departmental approval required if
dually enrolling in this course and Precalculus; 4 periods/week; full year, 1 credit)
This course has two central goals: to teach students to think and communicate
logically and to teach students a particular set of mathematical facts and how to
apply them. Topics of study include systems of linear equations and matrices,
matrix algebra, regression lines, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, and
trigonometric functions. Real world applications of these topics are emphasized.
A unit on the mathematics used in finance, in conjunction with a personal budget
project, increases the students’ financial literacy and is intended to help students
make prudent financial decisions. This course will benefit both students who seek
to improve their skills prior to taking Precalculus and those planning to
concentrate in the management, life, or social sciences in college.
Statistics and Data Analysis
(Grades 11 - 12; Prerequisite: Algebra II; 4 periods/week; full year, 1 credit)
Statistics, the study of data analysis and data based reasoning, plays an
increasingly vital role in virtually all professions. This course introduces students
to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions
from data. The examples used are drawn from many facets of life. Projects include
the collection and analysis of original data by students. The TI-84+ calculator,
with its statistical operations, is used regularly to support class investigations. In
addition, a statistical software package, Fathom, is used in class and for project
work. Students who wish to take the Advanced Placement Statistics examination
are well prepared to do so as the course covers all topics on the syllabus.
(Grade 12: Prerequisite: Precalculus; 4 periods/week; full year; 1 credit)
This is a full year calculus course that covers functions, limits and continuity,
differential calculus, integral calculus, and many applications. Applications are
drawn from several fields, including science and business. The calculator is used
extensively throughout the course. Students use analytical, numerical, and
graphical techniques to model, solve, and communicate understanding of a variety
of problems. The course focuses on both conceptual understanding and procedural
skill, and an emphasis is placed on the underlying meaning of concepts and the
connections among them. This course is designed to provide a good foundation in
the calculus and is intended to help students transition smoothly into a college
(Grade 12; Prerequisite: departmental approval; 5 periods/week; full year; 1
credit, Honors credit)
This is a college level first course in calculus which is both rigorous and intuitive.
There are two primary goals of the course: (1) to learn the calculus using
analytical, numerical and graphing techniques, and (2) to learn approaches to
problem solving. Topics include elementary functions, limits and continuity,
differential calculus with applications, integral calculus with applications and
methods of integration, transcendental functions, polar co-ordinates, infinite
sequences and power series. The calculator is used extensively throughout the
course. Students are required to take the Calculus Advanced Placement
examination, choosing either the AB or the BC level (see p. 9, section 8 NOTE).
Colleges grant placement or credit based on the examination results. Because
class discussions and group work are such an important part of the course,
students electing to take Calculus-AP are strongly encouraged to limit activities
which cause them to miss classes.
NOTE: The Mathematics Department recommends the following for
students who are considering Calculus-AP: a Precalculus-Honors
student should consistently earn scores in the B range or higher; a
Precalculus (non-Honors) student should consistently earn scores in the
B+ range or higher.
(Grades 9 – 12; Prerequisite: Algebra I; 2 periods/ week, can take either semester
for 1/6 credit, or full year for 1/3 credit.)
Students will connect with mathematics through the wide and various world of art
that is inspired and informed by mathematical tools and concepts. In addition to
studying works by M.C. Escher and contemporary math artists, students will be
working on a series of mathematical art projects of their own. We will make use
of various media and discuss many modern and recreational math topics as a
source of inspiration. The course will include a computer programming
component as well as opportunities to employ the 3D printer, laser cutter, and
CNC router in the IT Lab.
(Grades 10-12; Prerequisite: Algebra I; 4 periods/week; full year; 1 credit)
This course offers an approachable yet rigorous introduction to the study of
economics. Class time and independent work will include a mix of lectures,
activities, readings, videos, written exercises, and online resources; we will
incorporate current events whenever possible. An introduction to the economic
way of thinking, along with an understanding of the microeconomic and
macroeconomic forces at work around us, will help each student to be a more
educated consumer of goods/news/data and a more informed participant in the
local/national/world economy and the democratic process.
Macroeconomics examines relationships among broad economic aggregates such
as national income, saving, investment, consumption, employment, and the
money supply. Students will learn how measures such as GDP, CPI,
unemployment, and trade balances are defined, calculated, and used to assess the
health of the macroeconomy. The interactions of market forces, government
intervention, and Federal Reserve actions to shape monetary and fiscal policy will
be a major focus. Coursework will prepare interested students to take the AP
Macroeconomics exam. The syllabus will cover all AP Macroeconomics content,
along with selected microeconomics topics, extensions, and enrichment that will
help students apply the ideas and see the concepts at work in the world around
The Science department offers a variety of science experiences. Younger students
are introduced to the richness and excitement of understanding the natural world.
The curriculum is designed to be relevant to students’ lives, and also to provide
the foundation for further study of the more theoretical and abstract concepts of
biological and physical phenomena.
Laboratory work is an integral part of every science course. Students learn in the
early grades to observe carefully, collect accurate data, and draw scientific
conclusions. Students in the introductory high school sciences and the Advanced
Placement sciences work in the laboratory two double periods per week, and also
attend three lectures or discussions per week. Those taking an Independent Study
work individually with a science teacher-mentor to study a topic of interest
through in-depth experimentation and research.
The sequence of courses in grades nine through twelve ensures that all students
are presented the fundamentals of biology, chemistry and physics in their first
three years of high school.
Students may write the SAT Subject test in Biology during their freshman year,
and/or after Chemistry during their sophomore year, and/or after Physics during
their junior year. In their junior and senior years, students may elect an Advanced
Placement (college level) science or a course on a topic of interest.
**NOTE: The number of AP sections scheduled for juniors and
seniors is determined by the number of sections that must be
scheduled for regular courses and by AP enrollment projections.
If actual enrollment exceeds class capacity, students asking for a
specific AP course are chosen on the basis of their cumulative
grade point average in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Preference in this case is given to those who have shown the
highest achievement in the strongest sequence of high school
On the following page a flow chart demonstrates the typical sequences of science
Exceptions to this flow chart are possible.
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