Three (3) credits required for graduation:

Math Department |
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Name | Credit | Entry Level | Length | Prerequisite | College Credit | Fee |

Algebra | 1.0 | 9 | Year | No | No | No |

Algebra Support | 1.0 Elective | 9 | Year | Placement | No | No |

Algebra 1.5 | 1.0 | 10 | Year | Algebra 1 | No | No |

Math for Technical Careers | 1.0 | 11 | Year | Algebra 1.5 | No | No |

Geometry | 1.0 | 9 | Year | Algebra | No | No |

Financial Algebra | 1.0 | 11 | Year | Algebra/Geometry | No | No |

Advanced Geometry | 1.0 | 9 | Year | Algebra 1 | No | No |

Algebra 2 | 1.0 | 10 | Year | Geometry | No | No |

Adv. Algebra 2 | 1.0 | 10 | Year | Geometry | Yes | No |

Statistics | 1.0 | 11 | Year | Algebra 2 | Yes | No |

Pre-Calculus | 1.0 | 11 | Year | Algebra 2 or teacher recommendation | Yes | No |

AP Calculus | 1.0 | 12 | Year | Pre-Calculus or teacher recommendation | Yes | AP exam fee |

Math Skills | 1.0 | 10 | Year | Placement or self selection | No | No |

- Scientific calculators are required for all students in Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 1.5, Math for Technical Careers, and Financial Algebra.
- Graphing calculators are required for all students in Advanced Geometry, Algebra 2, Advanced Algebra 2, College Credit Statistics, College Credit Pre-Calculus, and College Credit AP Calculus.
- The SHS Math department recommends the TI-83 plus or TI-84 calculators. The teachers are familiar with and will do demonstrations with the TI-83/84 plus. Students may not be allowed to use calculators using the computer algebraic system (CAS) on some class work or tests.

The following chart shows several 4-year sequences of math instruction based on post-high school goals. The minimum requirements are listed; however, students may select more rigorous options regardless of their post-high school plans. Students are encouraged to take 4 years of math in preparation for post-high school education, though only 3 years are required for a high-school diploma. In choosing math courses, students should consider whether they are pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) versus non-STEM programs.

Grade Level |
Oregon University System, ROTC, Private Colleges & Universities, STEM |
Private Colleges & Universities, Military Academies, STEM |
Associate's Degree, STEM |
Technical/Trade School, Certification Program, Military or Workforce |

9th |
Algebra | Adv. Geometry | Algebra | Algebra |

10th |
Geometry | Adv. Algebra 2 | Geometry | Algebra 1.5 or Geometry |

11th |
Algebra 2 | College Credt Pre-Calculus | Algebra 2 | Geometry, Math for Technical Careers or Algebra 2 |

12th |
College Credit Statistics or College Credit Pre-Calculus |
College Credit AP Calculus | Option to take Adv. Algebra 2 (in lieu of taking college placement test) or College Credit Statistics |
Option to take Math for Technical Careers or Financial Algebra or Algebra 2 |

Sample Options |
University of Oregon, Oregon State, Western, Southern, and Eastern Oregon. Private colleges such as Willamette, Lewis & Clark | Select private universities such as Stanford and Harvard | Mount Hood CC Clackamas CC Portland CC | Mount Hood CC, Clackamas CC, Portland CC, Technical and Trade Schools |

**ALGEBRA**

**Entry Level: 9**

**Length: Year**

This is a comprehensive course in algebra that includes the topics of number sense, solving equations, graphing, exponents, polynomials, inequalities, factoring, and functions including linear, quadratic, and exponential. Students should expect daily work to be assigned along with periodic projects and tests. A scientific calculator is required.

**ALGEBRA SUPPORT**

**Entry Level: 9**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Placement**

This course is designed for students who need extended time and assistance to be successful in their Algebra class. Students will practice skills and receive additional instruction daily. Attendance, effort and consistent work ethic are a major portion of the grade. This is an elective class and does not earn math credit.

**ALGEBRA 1.5**

**Entry Level: 10**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra**

This course is designed as an intermediate step between Algebra I and Geometry. Upon successful completion of the course the students will be ready to move on to Geometry. This course will reinforce Algebra I and introduce Geometry, Statistics and Probability. A scientific calculator is required. This course is not approved by the NCAA.

**GEOMETRY**

**Entry Level: 9**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra**

Geometry is the study of visual patterns. Included among the topics in geometry are logic, polygons, congruency, similarity, proofs, polyhedrons, area, and volume. Topics in statistics and probability are included. The student will be expected to use the knowledge gained in Algebra to solve geometric problems. A scientific calculator is required.

**ADVANCED GEOMETRY**

**Entry Level: 9**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra 1**

This advanced course is designed for self-motivated students who have completed an algebra course and who welcome advanced problems and extended activities. Topics include logic, proof, similarity, congruency, polygons, polyhedrons, area, volume, and probability. Topics in statistics and probability are included. Students are expected to explore the finer details of the mathematical concepts being taught and apply their knowledge to solve advanced problems. A scientific calculator is required and a graphing calculator is recommended.

**FINANCIAL ALGEBRA**

**Entry Level:11**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and Geometry**

Focus on fundamental principles of algebra, geometry, probability and statistics as they apply to personal income, taxes, checking and savings accounts, credit, loans and payments, car leasing and purchasing, home mortgages, stocks, insurance, and retirement planning. This course is not approved by the NCAA.

**MATH FOR TECHNICAL CAREERS**

**Entry Level: 11**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra 1.5 or Geometry**

Focus on fundamental principles of algebra, geometry, probability and statistics as they apply to manufacturing, construction, engineering, business, etc. Students will work with projects that emphasize the application of learned tropics. A scientific calculator is required. This course is not approved by the NCAA.

**ALGEBRA 2**

**Entry Level: 10**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Geometry**

This course follows geometry in the math sequence. It is a second-year algebra course that integrates geometry with CCSS, advanced algebra concepts. Topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, and conic sections. A scientific calculator is required and a graphing calculator is recommended.

**ADVANCED ALGEBRA 2**

**Entry Level: 10**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Geometry**

**Students in this course may be eligible to register for college credit*

This advanced course continues the rigor and pace set in the previous class of Advanced Geometry. It is a second-year algebra course that integrates geometry with CCSS, advanced algebra concepts. Topics include systems of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic functions, polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, rational functions, and conic sections. A significant portion of the course will focus on trigonometric functions and their applications. Advanced problems and extended applications are to be expected. Algebra II students may join Advanced Algebra II. Students may bypass the community college entrance exam by earning at least a C. A scientific calculator is required and a graphing calculator is recommended. *This course can be applied to the Honors Diploma.

**STATISTICS**

**Entry Level: 11**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra 2**

**Students in this course may be eligible to register for college credit*

More than just numbers, this class focuses on critical thinking about the information that surrounds us. First semester topics of study include collecting and describing data, measures of center, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Second semester topics delve deeper into inferential statistics, using technology to gather and analyze data. We will finish off the school year reviewing Algebra 2 concepts and doing a light introduction to Pre-Calculus to make the transition easier for students who wish to take the course the following year, whether that’s here at SHS or at a community college/university. Each semester, students will complete projects to put their learning into action. This course is taught at a college-level, and students are expected to work accordingly. Different from any prior math class, students are expected to spend the majority of their time not crunching numbers, but analyzing and interpreting their significance. A TI-83 or TI-84 is required. Regular access to the internet (by computer or cellphone) outside of school will be necessary to use online statistical software. Students may access the internet at the public library if necessary. *This course can be applied to the Honors Diploma.

**PRE-CALCULUS**

**Entry Level: 11**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Algebra 2**

**Students in this course may be eligible to register for college credit*

This is a preparatory course for College Credit AP Calculus. Included in the course will be the study of sequences, probability, statistics, functions, logarithms, radians, and various other high-level math topics. This course is designed for the student who plans college studies in math or the sciences. It is a fast-paced course taught at a college prep level. A scientific calculator is required and a graphing calculator is recommended. *This course can be applied to the Honors Diploma.

**AP CALCULUS**

**Entry Level: 12**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus**

**Students in this course may be eligible to register for college credit*

This course is designed to prepare the student to take the Advanced Placement Calculus exam in the spring. A passing score on the exam will result in the student earning college credit. Topics include, derivative, limits, Taylor polynomials, integral, motions, rates of change, area, and volume. Students will be expected to spend a significant amount of time outside of class reading, studying, and problem solving. A graphing calculator (TI-83/84) is required for the AP exam and highly recommended for the course.

**This course can be applied to the Honors Diploma.*

**MATH SKILLS**

**Entry Level: 10**

**Length: Year**

**Prerequisite: Placement or self selection**

Algebra 1, Algebra 1.5, Geometry, Math for Technical Careers, Algebra 2 (and other courses as space allows) support class supplemented by Delta Math, Khan Academy, and Aleks (online Math software). Students review basic concepts, ask questions on homework, complete work samples or projects, and prepare for state assessment. This is an elective class and does not earn a math credit.