This course includes the study of the basic language and concepts of Algebra. In alignment with the PA Core standards, it focuses on topics related to statistics, data analysis, probability, predictions, functions, and graphing. Students will formulate and solve equations and inequalities to model routine, real life scenario problems. In addition, they will learn how to graph a linear function, identify its equation, and work with systems of equations. They will do matrix problems and apply them to real life situations. Upon successful completion of this course, students will take the Keystone Exam.
Algebra II includes extension of those concepts learned in Algebra I and incorporates the study of exponential equations, systems of equations, logarithms, functions, sequences and series, and matrix problems. In alignment with the PA Core standards, students will also learn how to solve linear and quadratic equations both symbolically and graphically. Students who do not score proficient on the Keystone Exam will retake the exam in December of the current school year.
Weighted Honors Algebra II
In alignment with the PA Core standards this course involves an intensive study of exponential equations, logarithms, patterns, sequences and series, standard deviation, and trigonometric functions. Students will solve systems of inequalities, linear and exponential equations, and equations of degree greater than two.
This course includes a study of measurement, estimation and algebraic and trigonometric functions. In alignment with the PA Core standards, students will measure and compare angles and make predictions. Students will analyze figures in terms of area, perimeter, volume, symmetry, congruency, and similarity. In addition, they will prove triangles similar or congruent, identify corresponding parts of congruent triangles and use the properties of angles, arcs, chords, tangents, and secants to solve problems involving circles.
Weighted Honors Pre-Calculus
This course is offered as a preparation for the Advanced Placement Calculus (AB) class or Calculus I in college. Students study polynomial and rational functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, and trigonometric functions as well as limits and derivatives. Students work in groups to solve real world problems. A graphing calculator is required for home use.