Algebra 1
Course #: MA110SMA

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ MA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation

This is the first course in the general high school mathematics sequence for college preparation. Emphasis will be placed on investigative thinking and application. Students will study such areas as the field properties of the real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, factoring, inequalities, rational expressions, theory of exponents, radicals, statistics and other unified topics.

Course #: MA120SMA

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ MA

Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Algebra 1 or Algebra Studies 1

This course is designed to help students understand deductive and inductive reasoning. Students will use investigative thinking and apply their discoveries to form theorems. Students are taught to relate the theoretical to the practical.

Algebra 2
Course #: MA130SMA

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ MA

Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Geometry

This course is a college preparatory course and is required by the Oregon University system. Students who plan on going into fields where mathematics is involved – family and consumer studies, business, science, computer science and engineering should take this course as well. Course topics include functions, linear and quadratic relations, systems, radicals, trigonometry, polynomials, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

CN PreCalculus / CN: MTH 111, MTH 112
Course #: MA200CMA

Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1credit/ MA

Grade(s): 11, 12

Prerequisites: Algebra 2

College Credit: SOU, 4 or 8 credits, $180 per course

Weighted GPA: 5.0 scale

This course is an investigation of topics that are used in the study of calculus. Precalculus consists of two separate courses, College Algebra and Trigonometry. In College Algebra, students study equations and graphs of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. In Trigonometry, students study theoretical and real-world implications of the trigonometric functions. Solving problems analytically, numerically, and graphically will be emphasized.

AP/CN Calculus AB / CN: MTH 251, MTH 252
Course #: MA250AMA

Length & Credit: 3 trimesters/1.5 credits/ MA

Grade(s):11, 12

Prerequisites: Precalculus, teacher recommendation

College Credit: COCC, 4 or 8 credits, $180 per course

Weighted GPA: 5.0 scale

AP Fee: Near the end of the course, there will be an exam that requires a fee (see page 4 for more details).

Your decision to take an AP course is also a commitment to complete the entire course – casually dropping the course is not an option and requires a meeting with administration. This course covers the topics specified in the College Board Course Description for AP Calculus AB. Topics covered include functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Emphasis will be given to derivatives as rates of change, local linear approximation using tangent lines, and integrals as models of accumulation. Calculus is required by college programs involving advanced mathematics such as science, computer science, and engineering.

Course: MA12A0SM
Length & Credit: 2 trimesters/1 credit/ MA
Grade(s):  11, 12
Prerequisites: Successful Completion of Algebra 1
Statistics is designed for students who need or desire an additional year of preparation before they study Precalculus.  The course emphasizes problem solving, every day math applications, and the use of technology while developing and maintaining basic math skills.