Course: Algebra I
Grade Level:
 adv 8-10
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 8:35 – 9:50am OR Tuesday and Thursday 10:45 – 12:00 (Noon)
Instructor: Sherrie Forrest (8:35 – 9:50am) and Rachel Scott (10:45 – 12:00 section)
Cost: $71 per month + $35 registration fee
Book: Elementary Algebra, by Larson and Hostetler (4th Ed.), ISBN # 0-618-38817-6. Shop used online at AmazonAbeBookshalf.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, and a quiz or test will be given about every 2 weeks.  Course prerequisite: A grade of 70% or higher in Pre-Algebra.

Course: Geometry
Grade Level:
 9-11
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 10:45 – 12:00 (Noon) OR Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 – 1:45pm
Instructor: Sherrie Forrest
Cost: $71 per month + $35 registration fee
Book: McDougal Littell Geometry, ISBN# 0395937779; McDougal Littell Geometry: Practice Workbook with Examples (paperback, published in 2000), ISBN # 061802087X.  Call 1-800-462-6595 to order or buy used online. Please purchase a Staedtler Geo Student Compass, model 956 BK (Staples or Amazon).  Also, you will need to purchase a calculator (of any kind), 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: Algebra I


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: $71 per month + $35 registration fee
Book: Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Functions, by Larson, Hostetler, and Neptune (3rd Ed.), 2002, ISBN# 0618218785.  Shop used online at AmazonAbeBookshalf.com, etc.  NOTE: Please make sure you do not buy the instructor’s book! Please buy 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, conic 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.

Course: Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry
Grade Level:
 11-12
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday 1:55 – 3:10pm
Instructor: Carla Stevenson
Cost: $73 per month + $35 registration fee
Book: Pre-Calculus, by Robert Blitzer (3rd Ed.), ISBN # 9780131959934.  Available used from AbeBooksAmazon, and half.com. Purchase a TI-83 to a TI-84 graphing calculator.
Description: Students who have completed three years of high school math enroll in Pre-calculus to study in depth the concepts of function, trigonometry, logs and exponents. The course also includes an introduction to limits. A student completing Pre-calculus will be prepared for a calculus course. We will also supplement the curriculum with a review of word problem skills, and we 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 quizzes and tests will be given every few weeks. Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II.

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