**Course: Algebra I**

**Grade Level:** adv 8-10 (8^{th} graders may apply if they have had a full year of Pre-Algebra)

**Day/Time:** Tuesday **and** Thursday 10:45am – 12:00pm ** OR** Tuesday

**and**Thursday 1:55 – 3:10pm

**Instructor:**Rachel Scott

**Cost:**$76 per month + $40 application fee

**Book:**

__Elementary Algebra__, by Larson and Hostetler (4

^{th}Ed.), ISBN # 0-618-38817-6. Shop used on-line at Amazon, AbeBooks, half.com, etc.

**NOTE: Please make sure you do not buy the instructor’s book!**

**Description:**This is a college-prep Algebra I course. Students will transition from manipulation of known numbers to finding an unknown value that is represented by a variable. It is the starting point for learning mathematical symbolic reasoning. Topics covered include a review of the arithmetic skills needed to succeed in algebra, monomials and polynomial expressions, factoring to simplify and solve equations, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, and developing critical problem-solving skills by applying algebraic concepts to practical situations. This course provides the foundation for success in advanced math courses. Homework will be assigned at each class and will be due at the beginning of the next class, while a quiz or test will be given about every 2-3 weeks. Prerequisite: A grade of 70% or higher in Pre-Algebra.

**Supplies List:**3-ring binder, loose-leaf notebook paper, 2-3 dividers, a pack of graph paper, ruler or straight edge, ink pen – any color, but NOT erasable and access to a calculator will be helpful.

**Course: Geometry**

**Grade Level:** 9-11

**Day/Time:** Tuesday **and** Thursday 10:45am – 12:00pm ** OR** Tuesday

**and**Thursday 12:30 – 1:45pm

**Instructor:**Sherrie Forrest

**Cost:**$76 per month + $40 application fee

**Book:**

__McDougal Littell Geometry,__ISBN# 0395937779. Call 1-800-462-6595 to order or buy used on-line. Please purchase a Staedtler Geo Student Compass, model 956 BK, and a calculator (of any kind) that has the Trigonometric Functions (Sin, Cos, Tan). The TI-84 is sufficient for math courses through college. Students will also need a ruler and protractor.

**Description:**This college prep Geometry course develops reasoning and problem-solving skills through the exploration of measurement, proofs, congruence, similarity, and area. Students will apply properties of lines, triangles, quadrilaterals and circles to many problems involving algebra and use in real life. In addition to excellent classroom teaching, some on-line teaching resources (videos & examples) will be used to enhance the class and help students when they are working on their own. Written homework will be assigned at the end of each class and online assignments will be used to check for understanding. Tests will be given at the end of each chapter, every few weeks. Internet access is required. Prerequisite: A grade of 70% or higher in Algebra I.

**Supplies List:**1-2″ (inch) 3-ring binder with dividers, notebook paper, graph paper, a calculator with trigonometric functions (SIN, COS, TAN), pencils, colored pens for corrections, straight edge, and a compass.

**Course: Algebra II**

**Grade Level:** 10-12

**Day/Time:** Tuesday **and** Thursday 8:35 – 9:50am ** OR** Tuesday

**and**Thursday 12:30 – 1:45pm

**Instructor:**Rachel Scott

**Cost:**$76 per month + $40 application fee

**Book:**

__Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Functions,__by Larson, Hostetler, and Neptune (3

^{rd}Ed.), 2002, ISBN# 0618218785. Shop used on-line at Amazon, AbeBooks, half.com, etc.

**NOTE: Please make sure you do not buy the instructor’s book!**Students will need a calculator that does basic functions including logarithms ($15 Casio is fine).

**Description:**This is a college-prep Algebra II course. Advanced algebraic concepts such as linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions, rational expressions, systems of linear equations, complex numbers, and matrices will be studied. Students will also explore exponential and logarithmic functions, and graphing by hand. Homework will be given at each class and will be due at the beginning of the next class, while a quiz or test will be given every 2-3 weeks. Internet access is required. Prerequisite: A grade of 70% or higher in Algebra I.

**Supplies List:**3-ring binder, loose-leaf notebook paper, 2-3 dividers, Pack of graph paper, ruler or straight edge, ink pen – any color, but NOT erasable and a basic, non-graphing calculator with “log” and “ln” buttons.

**Course: Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry **

**Grade Level: **11-12

**Day/Time:** Tuesday **and** Thursday 12:30 – 1:45pm

**Instructor:** Carla Stevenson

**Cost:** $78 per month + $40 application fee

**Book: **__Algebra and Trigonometry__**, **by Michael Sullivan (9^{th} Ed.), ISBN# 978-0321716569. Shop used on-line at Amazon, AbeBooks, half.com, etc. Please purchase the TI-83/84 graphing calculator.

**Description:** We will study in depth the concepts of function, trigonometry, logarithms and exponents. Students taking this course must have a thorough understanding of linear functions, factoring, and graph translations since these will be the building blocks for the majority of the topics covered in the course. Topics covered in Algebra II such as logarithms and exponents, matrices, and conics will be covered more thoroughly. In addition, there will be a strong emphasis placed on further development of word problem skills. Students who struggled in Algebra II or geometry will find this course difficult at best. We will also incorporate the graphing calculator in many of our homework assignments. In addition to excellent classroom teaching, on-line teaching resources (videos & examples) will be used to enhance the class and help students when they are working on their own to better understand the course material. Homework will be given at the end of each class, while tests will be given every few weeks. Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II

**Supplies List: ** 1-2″ (inch) 3-Ring Binder, Notebook Paper and a Pen/Pencil.