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30 credits of Math must be completed.. Algebra I must be passed by all California students to receive a high school diploma

The mathematics department provides a rigorous mathematics program designed to prepare students for a variety of college or career options. The mathematics courses are based on the essential skills and knowledge expected of students in all California schools as described in the Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools. Traditional course offerings follow the Mathematical Content Standards and include: algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, calculus, and probability and statistics. The mathematics department is committed to meeting the needs of all learners and offers several advanced and honors courses as well as courses designed to remediate and refine skills for those students who require additional exposure prior to mastery or to prepare for the CAHSEE. Since mathematics is a hierarchical discipline, following the course sequence and meeting the prerequisites at the beginning of this section are essential for successful course completion.



  Mathematics Prerequisites  
Class Prerequisite (Assessment Score)  
Pre Algebra (9th grade only) Pre Algebra (far below basic, below basic, basic) General Math GR 9
Integrated Math I Pre Algebra (proficient, advanced)
Algebra 1 (8th, 9th, 10th) (far below basic)


Junior Year Only

Integrated Math II Integrated Math I (proficient, advanced)
Geometry (9th, 10th, 11th grade)


Junior Year Only

Algebra 2 Geometry (8th grade) (proficient, Advanced) Geometry (9th, 10th, 11th grade) (basic, proficient) Algebra 2 (far below basic, below basic) Algebra 2 Advanced (far below basic, below basic)


Junior Year Only

Applications of


Senior Status CAASPP
Probability and Statistics Algebra 2 (basic, proficient, advanced)
Algebra 2 Advanced (basic proficient, advanced) Pre Calculus (below basic, basic, proficient, advanced)


Junior Year Only

Pre Calculus Algebra 2 (below basic, basic, proficient, advanced)


Junior Year Only

Pre Calculus H Algebra 2 Advanced (basic, proficient advanced) Pre Calculus (far below basic, below basic)


Junior Year Only

Calculus AB Pre Calculus (basic, proficient, advanced)


Junior Year Only

Calculus BC Pre Calculus Honors (basic, proficient, advanced) Calculus AB (basic, proficient, advanced)


Junior Year Only



 9th Grade Courses

Pre Algebra
Year (10 credits)
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 readiness test (Below 45%) CST (Far below basic, Below basic)
Pre-Algebra is a comprehensive overview of number sense designed to reinforce and solidify basic mathematical concepts necessary for success in higher level abstract mathematics courses. Students will compute basic mathematical operations over the set of integers and rational numbers. The course will enable students to evaluate the reasonableness of their solutions. The introduction of algebraic concepts, including inverse operations and the coordinate plane, will provide students with the necessary foundation for success in Algebra.

9th -12th Grade Courses


Integrated Math I

Year (10 credits)

Prerequisite: Complete Grade 8 math with a passing score or higher 
Students in Secondary Mathematics I will deepen and extend understanding of linear relationships, in part by contrasting them with exponential phenomenon, and in part by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend. Students will use properties and theorems involving congruent figures to deepen and extend understanding of geometric knowledge. Algebraic and geometric ideas are tied together. Students will experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.


Strategic Math I 
Semester (5 credits elective)

Prerequisite: Students placed in strategic is determined through the established multiple measure placement criteria to be determined and outlined by the action teams in 2014/2015 school year.

Strategic Math 1 is an integrated support class designed to support student performance in Math 1. All work completed in Strategic Math 1 complements the Math 1 curriculum. In Strategic Math 1 there will be an emphasis on teaching students to develop process tools that they can implement successfully in the core Math 1 course.


Integrated Math II 
Year (10 credits)


Prerequisite: Grade 8 Math or Integrated Math I with a passing grade of C- or above Students in Secondary Integrate Math II will focus on quadriatic expressions, equations, and functions, extend the set of rational numbers to the set of complex numbers, link probability and data through conditional probability and counting methods, study similarity and right triangle trigonometry, and study circles with their quadriatic algebraic representations.


Algebra 2

Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 readiness (45%or better); CST (basic, below basic) Midterm (between 30% and 60%). Algebra 2 is the continuation of the manipulation of variables. Students will consolidate the algebraic and manipulative skills learned in Algebra1 and geometry. Students will create and manipulate equations, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, conics, and complex systems. Manipulation will include problem solving, calculating and graphing. Parts of this course will require a scientific calculator (graphing calculator recommended). Algebra 2 will provide the needed skills for higher level trigonometric and variable classes.

Algebra 2 Advanced
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 readiness (70% or better); CST (Proficient, Advanced) Midterm (60% or higher) Advanced Algebra 2 is designed to challenge students to explore a deeper understanding of the sophisticated mathematical concepts they are exposed to in Algebra 2. This course will provide students with a solid preparation for Honors Precalculus and AP Calculus AB. Students will work with relations, functions, composites and inverses. Students will analyze and graph relations and functions (including polynomials, conics, logarithmic, exponentials and) using symmetry, critical points, continuity, asymptotes, intercepts and translations. Students will also learn how to use graphing calculators (required) to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representations of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

10th – 12th Grade Courses

Introduction To Probability and Statistics
Year (10 credits) UC / CSU (c)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2 with a grade of “C” or better both semesters.
Introduction to Probability and Statistics is an introduction to the study of probability, interpretation of data, and fundamental statistical problem solving. Students will organize and describe data by creating a variety of visual summaries and by calculating summary statistics. Students will learn to use the rules of probability to make predictions and better understand the likelihood of an event occurring. Students will become familiar with standard distributions of data: normal, binomial and exponential. Students will use hypothesis tests, measures of significance and confidence intervals to make conclusions about a population based on given sample statistics. Students need to have a scientific calculator for this course. This course will enable and encourage students to analyze and interpret probabilities and statistical information they may be presented with in their education and day-today lives.



11th -12th Grade Courses


Pre Calculus 
Year (10 credits)

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Algebra 2.
Pre Calculus will provide students with the mathematical background needed to be successful in calculus. Students will review material from previous college preparatory mathematics courses. Students will work with vectors, trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, polar coordinates, complex numbers, fundamental trigonometric relations, functions of two angles, solutions of triangles, circular and inverse trigonometric functions, logarithms, and the algebra of functions. Students who plan to
major in engineering, math or the sciences are strongly recommended to take this course. Students will need a graphing calculator for this course.


Pre Calculus Honors 
Year (10 credits)

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Algebra 2 Honors.
Note: Honors/AP application required
Pre Calculus Honors will provide students with the mathematical background needed to be successful in calculus. This course will cover the material in the pre calculus course faster and at a deeper level. Students will work with finite limits, onesided
limits, limits at infinity, infinite limits, continuity and numerical and graphical interpretations of limits. Students will explore the
numerical and graphical interpretations of a derivative, the definition of a derivative, rules for differentiation and applications of derivatives. Students will need a graphing calculator for this course.



Calculus A/B AP 
Year (10 credits) UC/CSU (c)
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Pre Calculus or Pre Calculus Honors.
Note: Honors/AP application is required.
Calculus AB develops a student’s understanding of the concepts of calculus. This course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Students will understand the relationship between derivatives and the definite integral as expressed in both parts of the
Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will evaluate derivatives and integrals and use these skills to solve a variety of problems. Students will need a graphing calculator for this course. Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to
take the AP examination in the spring.


Calculus B/C AP SC191Y
Year (10 credits)


Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Calculus A/B.
Note: Honors/AP application is required.
Calculus BC is a college level course covering derivatives, integrals, limits, approximation, applications and modeling, and sequences and series. The course emphasizes a multirepresentational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically and verbally. Students will understand the relationship between derivates and the definite integrals expressed in both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Students will evaluate derivatives and
integrals and use these skills to solve a variety of problems. Students will need a graphing calculator for this course. Students enrolled in this course are encouraged to take the AP examination in the spring.



12th Grade Courses

Applications of Mathematics 
Year (10 credits)

Prerequisite: Passage of Algebra 1 and Senior status.
Applications of Mathematics is an integrated math course that brings together real life applications and mathematics. Intended to be a culminating math experience, lessons integrate number sense, number relationships, algebraic methods, statistics, probability, and geometry. Skills are applied in problem solving situations.

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