A minimum of four Mathematics courses are required for graduation. Upon entering the high school, students who have successfully completed Grade 8 Mathematics will take Algebra I in grade 9. If a student has successfully completed Algebra I in grade 8, then the student is eligible to take Geometry in grade 9. Any questions concerning individual course sequence or selecting more than one math course in a year should be discussed with the student’s guidance counselor.
It is strongly recommended that each student purchase a graphing calculator for use in his/her mathematics course. The Mathematics Department currently uses the TI-84 PLUS in classroom demonstrations and activities. A graphing calculator is necessary for Calculus and Statistics courses and building a familiarity with the calculator earlier is important.