## Course Descriptions

**Algebra I CP** A one-year course covering the California S

**Algebra I CP** A one-year course covering the California State Standards for Algebra 1. Placement of 9th graders is determined by a student’s score on a district-wide multi-measure placement matrix for Algebra I. (Algebra I is a required course for high school graduation.)

**Geometry CP** A one-year course covering the California State Standards for Geometry with an emphasis on problem solving, logical thinking and formal proofs. Topics include congruency, similarity, area, volume, and trigonometry. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and a grade of C or better in Algebra I.

**Algebra 2 CP** A one-year course covering the California State Standards for Algebra 2. Topics include logarithms, exponential and rational functions, probability and basic statistics. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and a grade of C or better in Algebra 1 and Geometry.

**Advanced Algebra 2 ** A fast-paced course covering the California State Standards for Algebra 2, emphasizing rigor in problem solving and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to become independent learners. Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation and a grade of B or better in Algebra I and Geometry.

**Pre-Calculus CP** A standards-based course in analytic geometry, mathematical analysis and discrete mathematics which emphasizes technology, critical thinking, and applications. A graphing calculator is highly recommended. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 CP with a grade of C or better.

**Honors Pre-Calculus** A fast-paced, standards-based, rigorous course in analytic geometry, mathematical analysis and discrete mathematics emphasizing technology, critical thinking, and applications. A graphing calculator is highly recommended. Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra 2 with a grade of B or better.

**Statistics CP** Statistics with Technology is an activity centered course where students develop an understanding of the principles and practices of Statistics, based upon guided activities, not lecture. Prerequisite: Algebra 2 CP with a grade of C or better.

**AP Statistics** A fast-paced, rigorous activity- centered course emphasizing a non-calculus introduction to statistics. Students are required to take the AP exam in May. Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra 2 with a grade of B or better, or teacher recommendation.

**Calculus CP** Calculus CP is a one-year medium-paced course aligned with the California State Standards for Calculus. Calculus P is an application based course intended as preparation for applied calculus college courses. Topics include limits, differentiation, and integration. A graphing calculator is highly recommended. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus CP with a grade of C or better.

**AP Calculus AB ** Advance Placement (AP) Calculus AB is a theory based course covering differential and integral calculus. It is approximately equivalent to 2/3 of the first year of a theoretical calculus college course. A graphing calculator is required. Students must take the AP exam in May. Prerequisite: Honors Pre-Calculus with a grade of C or better, or teacher recommendation.

**AP Calculus BC** **(pending Board approval)** Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC is a theory based course covering all the AB topics as well as additional topics including series and sequences. It is It is approximately equivalent to the first year of a theoretical calculus college course. Students are expected to be familiar with the Calculus AB content since the AB content will be taught as a review only. A graphing calculator is required. Students must take the AP exam May. Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB with a grade of C or better, or teacher recommendation.