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 Applied Mathematics

This course demonstrates how mathematical concepts are applied to solve real-world problems in all areas of the student’s life. Mathematical modeling, graphical analysis, and computer applications are used as tools in solving math related activities. Some topics included are: simple and compound interest, depreciation, probability, statistics and graphical representation of statistical information, income taxation, and extrapolation.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Algebra R or Algebra RA/RB

Algebra Regents A

This is the first year of a two-year course that counts towards mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma. This course is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. Students will study foundations of algebra, linear equations and inequalities, linear functions (including domain and range), linear word problems and systems of equations, operations with polynomials, and factoring polynomials.
Grade 9
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam

Algebra Regents B

This is the second year of a two-year course that counts towards mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma. This course is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, intended to be the second of the three year sequence for graduation. Students will study factoring quadratics by various methods, parabolas, applications with quadratic functions (transformations, real-world application word problems, and quadratic-linear systems of equations), mixed functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, square root, cubed root, and absolute value), piece-wise and step functions, series and sequences, univariate statistics and bivariate statistics.
Grade 10
Full year subject
Algebra 1 Common Core exam

1 unit of credit

Algebra Regents

This is a year-long course that counts towards mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma. This course is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards, intended to be the first of a three year sequence. Students will study linear equations and inequalities, linear regression models, quadratic and exponential expressions (including rational exponents), quadratic functions, and formalize and extend the concept of functions (including function notation, domain and range, and exploration of many types of functions). This course is followed by Geometry.
Grade 9
Full year subject
Algebra 1 Common Core exam

1 unit of credit

Geometry

This is a one-year course that counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma. It is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and is intended to be the second year of a three year sequence. This course employs an integrated approach to the study of connecting algebra to geometric relationships and proofs. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles will receive particular attention. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems; transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and glide reflections and coordinate geometry will be used to establish and verify geometric relationships; and topics in trigonometry extending to three-dimensional geometry will be explored.
Grade 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
School exam
1 unit of credit
Prerequisite: Math Algebra R or Algebra RB

Geometry Regents

This is a one-year course that counts towards a student's mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State's mathematical commencement requirements toward earning a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and is intended to be the second year of a three year sequence. This course employs an integrated approach to the study of connecting algebra to geometric relationships and proofs. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles will receive particular attention. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems; transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and glide reflections and coordinate geometry will be used to establish and verify geometric relationships; and topics in trigonometry extending to three-dimensional geometry will be explored.
Grades 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
Geometry Common Core  Exam
1 unit of credit
Prerequisite: Algebra R or Algebra RB

Geometry Honors

This is a one-year credit-bearing course that counts towards a student’s mathematical commencement requirements and meets New York State’s mathematics requirements towards earning a Regents Diploma or a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It is aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and is intended to be the second year of a three year sequence. This is an advanced course that includes all the topics from Geometry R and explores more complex geometric relationships. Students enrolled in Geometry Honors move at a faster pace than those in Geometry R and work well beyond the Geometry R curriculum. This course employs an integrated approach to the study of geometric relationships and proofs. Congruence and similarity of triangles will be established using appropriate theorems. Transformations including rotations, reflections, translations, and glide reflections and coordinate geometry will be used to establish and verify geometric relationships. Properties of triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles will receive particular attention. This course also includes topics in three-dimensional geometry.
Grades 9
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Geometry Common Core exam
Prerequisite: Accelerated 8th grade math with a mastery grade on the Integrated Algebra exam

 Algebra 2/Trigonometry

 This is a one year course intended to be the third course in mathematics for high school students. This course meets the requirement for a Regents diploma. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving, analysis, reasoning, patterns, modeling measurement and functions. Topics of study include: trigonometric equations, functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, statistics, probability and sequences. The graphing calculator will be used throughout the year.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Geometry or Geometry R

Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents

This is a one year course intended to be the third course in Common Core mathematics for high school students. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving, analysis, reasoning, patterns, modeling measurement and functions. Topics of study include: polynomial, rational and radical equations; the complex number system; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric equations, functions, and graphs; probability and statistics; and series and sequences. The graphing calculator will be required throughout the year. Students must have a very strong background in Geometry R and have achieved more that the minimum standards of success. 
Grade 10, 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Algebra 2 Common Core exam
Prerequisite: Geometry R

Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors

This is a one year course intended to be the third course in Common Core mathematics for high school students. Students enrolled in Algebra 2 H move at a faster pace than those in Algebra 2 R and work with more difficult applications of the material. An emphasis will be placed on problem solving, analysis, reasoning, patterns, modeling measurement and functions. Topics of study include; polynominal, rational and radical equations; the complex number system; exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric equations, functions, and graphs; probability and statistics; and series and sequences. Students planning to take Advanced Placement Calculus must enroll in this course. The graphing calculator will be required throughout the year. Students must have a very strong background in both Geometry H and Integrated Algebra and have achieved more than the minimum standard of success.
Grade 10
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
Algebra 2 Common Core exam
Prerequisite: Geometry R and recommendation from their Geometry teacher

Precalculus

This course combines plane trigonometry and advanced algebra. Topics studied include: numbers and functions, linear and quadratic functions, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students are expected to purchase or rent a graphing calculator.
Grade 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite:Algebra 2/Trigonometry or Algebra 2 R

Precalculus Regents

This course is designed to cover those topics necessary for building a strong foundation upon which the study of calculus is based. Topics covered include: graphing and solving polynomial and rational functions, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, vectors and matrices. The graphing calculator is required throughout the year. Students should have a strong background in previous math classes to be successful in this course.
Grade 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 R or Algebra 2 H

Precalculus Honors

This course is designed especially for the student planning to take the Advanced Placement course in Calculus the following year. Topics include: polynomial and rational functions, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, vectors, analytic geometry, matrices, sequences and series. The graphing calculator is required throughout the year. Students should have a very strong background in Algebra 2 Trig/H to be successful in this course.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Algebra 2/Trigonometry H

Advanced Placement
Calculus AB Level

This full year college-level course is designed for accelerated students who plan to pursue a math or science related career and wish to receive college credit for Calculus I and/or Calculus II. Topics include a study of limits and continuity, applications of derivatives, applications of definite integrals, the calculus of transcendental functions and advanced techniques of integration. The study of these topics require the use of the graphing calculator. A. P. Calculus includes a required lab period which meets weekly. It is recommended that students follow the Honors program before enrolling in A.P. Calculus. Students should have a very strong background in trigonometry and precalculus and have achieved more than the minimum standards of success.
Grade 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($95.00) and School exam
Prerequisite: Precalculus H

Advanced Placement
Calculus BC Level

This full year college-level course is designed for strong accelerated students who plan to pursue a math or science related career and wish to receive college credit for Calculus I, II and possibly III. Topics include a study of limits, (including the formal Epsilon-Delta definition), limits and continuity of functions (including parametric, polar and vector functions), applications of derivatives, applications of definite integrals, the calculus of transcendental functions, advanced techniques of integration, and the concept of series and sequence. The study of these topics require the use of the graphing calculator. A.P. Calculus BC includes a required lab period which meets weekly. It is required that students follow the Honors program before enrolling in BC level Calculus. Students must have a very strong background in trigonometry and precalculus and have achieved more than the minimum standards of success.
Grade 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($95.00)and School exam
Prerequisite: Precalculus H

Advanced Placement
Statistics

This course is equivalent to an introductory statistics course typically required for majors such a social science, health science and business. The course will introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. Students are exposed to these conceptual themes: Exploring data, sampling, experimentation, anticipating patterns, probability, simulation, and statistical inference. St;Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive college credit for a one-semester introductory college statistics course. Graphing calculators are required.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($95.00)and School exam
Prerequisite:  Algebra 2/Trigonometry H (with recommendation), Precalc R, Precalc H
 

 Advanced Placement
Computer Science

This course is intended to serve both as an introductory college course for computer science majors and as a course for students who will major in other disciplines that require significant involvement with computing. The exam will require the reading and writing of programs that use Java. Topics include program design and analysis, standard data structure, algorithms, computer systems and case studies. Students should expect a minimum of three hours per week of programming outside of the classroom. Previous experience in programming would be helpful but not required.
Grades 11, 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
A.P. exam ($95.00)and School exam
Prerequisite: G
eometry R or H, Corequisite Alg2/Trig R, Alg 2/Trig H 

Math 5

This course is designed to be equivalent to an introductory college calculus course. Topics covered will include: Functions, graphs, limits and continuity, derivatives, integrals, applications of derivatives, and applications of integrals. Students should have a strong understanding of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and elementary functions.
Grade 12
Full year subject
1 unit of credit
School exam
Prerequisite: Precalc R, Precalc H

Computer Programming

This course is designed to introduce and promote the concept of computer programming to students. Students will learn how to program in a disciplined style, which will result in efficient, easy to read programs. The codes will be well documented and well thought out, including use of flow charts to model the design of the code. The computer language used to teach the class will be Java.
Grade 9, 10, 11, 12
One semester subject
1/2 unit of credit
School exam
Co-requisite: Geometry R or Geometry H
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