This course is offered to entering freshmen who have demonstrated mastery of Algebra 1 content. The course includes in-depth analysis of higher degree polynomials; analysis, interpretation and graphing of rational functions, including asymptotic behavior; an in-depth consideration of the conic sections, including transformations. Students who successfully complete Algebra 2 Honors typically enroll in Precalculus Honors after the completion of their Geometry course. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

**Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA*

The course follows the general goals and objectives of the regular Algebra 1 course. In addition, advanced topics of algebra are introduced: absolute value equations and inequalities, linear programming, polynomial functions and their graphs, analytic techniques to explore various curves, and an introduction to topics of geometry and trigonometry. Finally, students will be given challenging problems appropriate for an accelerated course. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

AP Calculus BC is an extension of AP Calculus AB rather than an enhancement. This course includes all topics covered in the AP Calculus AB course, with similar emphases and similar depth of understanding required. The course also presents intensive study of parametric, polar, and vector functions; sequences and series; and elementary differential equations. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

******Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations*

This course covers differential, integral, and vector calculus for functions or more than one variable. These mathematical tools and methods are used extensively in the physical sciences, engineering, economics and computer graphics. The course opens with a unit on vectors, which introduces students to this critical component of advanced calculus and will culminate in Green’s Stokes’ and Gauss’ Theorems. We will study partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, and vector calculus in both two and three dimensions. Students are expected to develop fluency with vector and matrix operations. Understanding of parametric curves as a trajectory described by a position vector is an essential concept, and this allows us to break free from one-dimensional calculus and investigate paths, velocities, and other applications of science that exist in three-dimensional space. We study derivatives in multiple dimensions, we use the ideas of the gradient and partial derivatives to explore optimization problems with multiple variables, and we consider constrained optimization problems using Lagrangians. After our study of differentials in multiple dimensions, we move to integral calculus. We use line and surface integrals to calculate physical quantities especially relevant to mechanics and electricity and magnetism, such as work and flux, and we employ volume integrals for calculations of mass and moments of inertia.

The study of systems of linear equations, the algebra of matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, the algebra of linear transformations with an introduction to dual spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and the applications of vectors and matrices to linear equations and linear transformations.

******Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations* (UC/CSU Subject C Approval Pending)

This course is designed to give each student thorough preparation in basic Trigonometry and Statistics. THIS COURSE IS NOT MEANT TO BE A PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS. Topics include the Trigonometric and Circular functions and their applications, Identities, Oblique Triangle Trig, and Vectors (in two dimensions) in rectangular and polar form. The course also includes an introduction to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

This course is designed to give students a foundation for further studies in math while emphasizing preparation for majors in psychology, sociology, and other non-calculus fields. The course is intended for students wishing to complete the equivalent of a one-semester non-calculus based college course in statistics and will introduce them to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

******Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations*

Students taking this elective will develop the skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics will include planning your career, payroll and taxes, banking, credit, budgeting, purchasing, basic economics, an introduction to stats and business ethics. All of these topics will be taught through a lens of fiscal and ethical responsibility. This course also extends beyond personal finance to some topics more relevant to college level business and finance courses. Therefore, it can provide a stronger foundation for students considering that path of study in college.

AP Computer Science A (AP CS-A) is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory college-level computer programming course. AP CS-A introduces students to computer science through programming. Fundamental topics in this course include the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language.

**Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations.*

***Students are required to take the AP Computer Science exam administered in May. *