Holy Cross High School

Mathematics

Math Level Mobility: Each student has the opportunity to move up a level with the recommendation of his or her current teacher, and the understanding that he or she will need to complete extra work on topics that may not have been covered in their current level.

ALGEBRA 1 HONORS

Course #411 Level: 1 Credit: 1
Open to: Freshmen
Prerequisite: Entrance exam results and grade school records

This course is a rigorous study of all topics covered in Algebra 1 CP. Also included are absolute value equations, compound inequalities, matrices, three by three systems, exponential equations and the quadratic formula. The graphing calculator is integrated into problem sets throughout the course. This course is offered for students of superior mathematical ability and motivation.

ALGEBRA 1 CP-A

Course #412 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Required of: Freshmen
Prerequisite: Entrance exam results and grade school records

This college preparatory mathematics course for 9th grade students covers operations and properties of the real numbers system, solving and graphing linear equations, inequalities and systems, operations on polynomials, quadratic equations and problem solving.

ALGEBRA 1 CP

Course #414 Level: 3 Credit: 1
Open to: Freshmen
Prerequisite: Entrance exam results and grade school records

This full-year Algebra 1 program meets every day. It integrates Algebra 1 topics with a basic review of elementary mathematics. The additional time will allow students to have more reinforcement of ideas and concepts learned in the classroom. This course has been designed for those students whose record indicates a deficiency in math skills.

GEOMETRY HONORS

Course #421 Level: 1 Credit: 1
Open to: Freshmen and Sophomores
Prerequisite: Proficiency exam and grade school records, or 80% average in Algebra 1 Honors

This course is a rigorous study of all topics covered in Geometry CP. Also included are principles of logic, coordinate geometry, areas of polygons and circles, and surface area and volume of solids.

GEOMETRY CP-A

Course #422 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Sophomores
Prerequisite: 70% average in Algebra1 CP-A or 90% average in Algebra 1 CP-B with recommendation of present Algebra teacher

This course covers the standard concepts of Euclidean Geometry, such as congruence, similarity, deductive reasoning, right triangle trigonometry and the study of plane figures.

GEOMETRY CP

Course #423 Level: 3 Credit: 1
Open to: Sophomores
Prerequisite: 60% average in Algebra 1 CP-B

This course covers the basic topics listed in the Geometry CP-A description. In order to allow more time for instruction and practice, it omits the study of formal proof and de-emphasizes algebraic applications.

ALGEBRA 2 HONORS

Course #431 Level: 1 Credit: 1
Open to: Sophomores and Juniors
Prerequisite: 80% average in Geometry Honors; 80% average in Algebra 1 Honors

This course is a rigorous study of all topics covered in Advanced Algebra 2 and Algebra 2-CP, with greater emphasis and broader applications of functions, equations, sequences and series.

ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2

Course #428 Level: 2 Credit:1
Open to: Juniors
Prerequisite: 80% average in Algebra 1 CP- A and 75% average in Geometry CP-A

This course covers a review of Algebra 1 topics. Also included are solving quadratic equations over the complex numbers, powers,roots and radicals, variation, operations on rational expressions and functions. The graphing calculator will be integrated into problem sets throughout the course.

ALGEBRA 2 CP-A

Course #429 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors
Prerequisite: 70% average in Algebra 1 CP-A and 65% average in Geometry CP-A

This course covers most of the topics stated in the Advanced Algebra 2 description. This course is designed to be less rigorous with more time for practice. Successful completion of this course will allow students to take Trigonometry, Statistics or Integrated Math.

ALGEBRA 2 CP

Course #430 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry

This course includes a review of algebraic operations with real numbers and polynomials, equations and inequalities, absolute value sentences, word problems, linear and quadratic functions, rational expressions, radicals and complex numbers.

PRE-CALCULUS HONORS

Course #435 Level: 1 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: 80% average in Algebra 2 Honors

This course is a rigorous study of all topics covered in Pre-Calculus CP. Also included are polar coordinates and graphs, mathematical induction. The use of graphing calculators is required.*Students who take Pre-Calculus Honors are not eligible to register for Trigonometry.

PRE-CALCULUS CP

Course #436 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: 80% average in Advanced Algebra 2; recommendation of present Math teacher

This course covers functions and their transformations: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and circular. Trigonometry and analytic geometry are also included. The use of graphing calculators is required. *Students who take pre-calculus are not eligible to register for Trigonometry.

INTEGRATED TOPICS IN MATH

Course #438 Level: 3 Credit: 1
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 CP-A or Algebra 2 CP-B

This course covers a survey of topics including set theory, probability, statistics, modular arithmetic, numeration systems, trigonometry and algebra.

AP CALCULUS

Course #439 Level: AP Credit:1
Open to: Seniors
Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus Honors

AP Calculus is a college level course for Superior High School Students. It is an intensive development of the differential and integral calculus. A student, besides possessing a strong mathematics background, must have the interest, desire and time to do extensive preparation work and daily reading. Problem sets will be assigned. The use of graphing calculators is required. The AP Calculus, AB level, examination is taken in May.

AP STATISTICS

Course #450 Level: AP Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: 90% average in Advanced Algebra 2 or 85% average in Pre-Calculus; recommendation of present Math teacher

This course is a rigorous study of statistics and some probability. Topics include exploring data, distributions, bivariate data, planning a statistical study, producing models using probability and statistical inference. The course will emphasize the “why” as well as the “how” of statistics. The course will culminate with the AP exam in May.

TRIGONOMETRY (Fall)

Course #445 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: 70% average in Advanced Algebra 2; 80% average in Algebra 2 CP-A

The trigonometric functions are defined using the right triangle in the coordinate plane. Topics include the basic identities, solutions of right triangles and oblique triangles, radian measure, solving trigonometric equations, and graphing the sine, cosine and tangent functions and their transformations.Cannot be taken with Pre-Calculus.

STATISTICS

Course #455 Level: 2 Credit: 1
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Prerequisite: 70% average in Advanced Algebra 2; 80% average in Algebra 2 CP-A; 70% average in Pre-Calculus

This semester course includes the study of grouped and ungrouped data, frequency distributions, numerical methods of analyzing data, probability and the rules of probability, and the binomial and normal distributions.

MATH PEER TUTOR

Course #453 Fall Level: * Credit: 1/2
Course #454 Spring
Open to: Juniors & Seniors
Prerequisite: Recommendation of present Math Teacher

The student will be assigned to a math class to assist students and teacher.

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