**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Description:** Within the structure of the real number system, the study of Algebra concentrates on simple, linear and quadratic equations and problem-solving utilizing basic contemporary mathematical language and symbolism. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Alternative to Algebra I:** Middle school math teacher and counselor may recommend some students for Contextual Algebra course as alternative to Algebra I. This course is intended for 9th graders who may learn better from a hands-on approach.

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Algebra I or Contextual Algebra

**Description:** The course has an emphasis on problem solving and applications of geometry. Topics include logic, perpendicular and parallel lines, similar and congruent triangles, and polygons. Later topics include trigonometry, circles, area, volume, graphing equations and proofs. Students are required to have a compass, protractor, graph paper, ruler, and graphing calculator (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Algebra I

Note: Students should consult with current math teacher and counselor prior to requesting this course. Honors Geometry is recommended for students that were successful in Algebra I and earned a score of 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Math. Please make this decision carefully, as students will not be able to switch out of Honors Geometry into Geometry after the start of the school year in September, due to scheduling and staffing constraints.

**Description:** Honors Geometry is an accelerated course for students with above average aptitude in Algebra and an ability to grasp abstract concepts. This course includes a development of Euclidean theorems and proofs, an exploration of non-Euclidean geometry in addition to the topics addressed in Geometry. Students are required to have a compass, protractor, graph paper, ruler, and scientific calculator for this class. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit

**Prerequisite:** Counselor approval as third math credit (after Algebra I and Geometry).

**Description:** Students will study mathematics applied in real life. This course will give students practice in using math to navigate situations they may encounter upon leaving high school. Topics included but not limited to: Job Applications, payments for work, taxes, credit cards, interest, meal planning, budgets, medical insurance, auto insurance, buying a car, and more. the also includes a review of Algebra and Geometry.

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Algebra I and Geometry

**Description:** This course explores the ideas of functions and their application. Emphasis on computation and building skills in solving equations in single and multiple variables, quadratic equations, uses of factoring, working facility with exponents, radicals, and logarithms and graphing various relations. The course serves as a tool for the scientific field as well as background for more advanced mathematics. Algebra II is recommended as the third course in the 4-year college preparatory path. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: Students should consult with current math teacher and counselor prior to requesting this course. Honors Algebra II is recommended for students that were successful in Honors Geometry or Geometry and earned and a score of 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Math. Please make this decision carefully, as students will not be able to switch out of Honors Algebra II into Algebra II after the start of the school year in September, due to scheduling and staffing constraints.

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Algebra I and Geometry

**Description:** Honors Algebra II is an accelerated course for students with above average algebra aptitude and an ability to grasp abstract mathematical concepts. This course explores the ideas of functions and their applications. Emphasis on theory, patterns and proof of concepts covered in the regular Algebra II courses, but with a more in-depth treatment utilizing detailed examples of topics and a wider variety of exercises. In addition, problem solving using graphical and algebraic techniques will be emphasized. Honors Algebra II is recommended for students planning to take Honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus.A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Algebra II.

**Description:** The focus of this course is on analysis of equations and their related graphs. An extensive study of trigonometry is included with such topics as vectors, triangle solutions, identities, and graphs in the rectangular and polar coordinate systems. Sequences and series are studied to relate limits to functions and graphs in preparation for a course in calculus. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: Students should consult with current math teacher and counselor prior to requesting this course. Honors Pre-Calculus is recommended for students that were successful in Honors Algebra II or Algebra II and earned a score of 3 or 4 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Math. Please make this decision carefully, as students will not be able to switch out of Honors Pre-Calculus into Pre-Calculus after the start of the school year in September, due to scheduling and staffing constraints.

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Algebra II or Honors Algebra II.

**Description:** Honors Pre-Calculus is an accelerated course of study of the topics listed in Pre-Calculus with additional material explored. This course is recommended for students planning to take AP Calculus BC. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus.

Note: Students are required to take the AP Calculus AB Exam in May.

**Description:** AP Calculus is an Advanced Placement course consisting of a full year of work in calculus and related topics comparable to a college course. College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on the AP exam and the policy of the college attended. Additional topics include programming. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Advanced Placement Course Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam, determined by The College Board each year. BHS has scholarship funds available to students to cover this fee as needed. Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May. College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

**Prerequisite:** Completion of Honors Pre-Calculus.

Note: Students are required to take the AP Calculus BC Exam in May.

**Description:** This advanced placement course covers all of the material from AP AB Calculus; however, additional topics are covered to meet the extended curriculum required for the BC Calculus exam. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Advanced Placement Course Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam, determined by The College Board each year. BHS has scholarship funds available to students to cover this fee as needed. Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May. College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit

**Prerequisite:** Algebra II with a minimum grade of “C-.” This course may be taken concurrently with Pre-Calculus. Students will be required to take the AP Computer Science A exam in May.

**Description:** AP Computer Science with Mr. Sovick is an introductory study of the theory and practice of computer science and software engineering. It covers fundamental concepts of programming, including data structures, algorithms, and procedures, as well as object-oriented methodologies. Students will learn problem-solving techniques, software design and documentation skills, and development and debugging strategies, all using the Java programming language.

**Advanced Placement Course Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam, determined by The College Board each year. BHS has scholarship funds available to students to cover this fee as needed. Students enrolled in an AP class will be required to take the Advanced Placement examination in May. College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on this test and the policy of the college attended.

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

Fee: There is a fee for AP Exam

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit. Students are required to take the AP Statistics Exam in May.

**Prerequisite:** Successful completion of Algebra II. This course is recommended for 10th or 11th grade students that are interested in taking the Advanced Applied Statistical Analysis and Programming in R course.

**Description:** This is an Advanced Placement course consisting of a Full Year of work in probability, statistics, data analysis and related topics comparable to a college course. College credits may be granted based upon individual performance on the AP exam and the policy of the college attended. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).

**Length/Credit:** 1 year/1.0 credit

Note: This course fulfills either a CTE or a Math credit.

**Prerequisite:** AP Statistics

**Description:** This college-level course is designed to help students discover the power, diversity, and broad applicability of statistics. Students will learn a variety of data analysis techniques, such as multiple regression, simulation studies, and survival analysis, with an emphasis on showing how these methods have revolutionized the use of statistics in fields such as engineering, environmental studies, economics, and medicine. Within each unit, guided activities assist students in working through the entire process of a real-world case study. The course uses an inquiry-based approach that teaches advanced statistical techniques through group work and hands-on exploration of current research questions. By researching the literature, planning and carrying out experiments, and presenting their results, students in this course will experience data analysis as it is actually practiced.

This course will incorporate the computer software, R, a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. Polls and surveys of data miners are showing R’s popularity has increased substantially in recent years. Integrated within the curriculum will also be Arc-GIS technologies and applications. A graphing calculator is required (available in the BHS library for checkout if needed).