In addition to the course content covered in Advanced Algebra Honors, students engage in advanced studies at an accelerated pace in topics leading up to Calculus. After a review of linear equations, inequalities, and systems, students move purposefully into the study of functions. Students discover the nature of graphs and deepen their understanding of polynomial, […]

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This course weaves together previous studies of algebra, geometry, and mathematical functions into a preparatory course for calculus. Topics include fundamental concepts of Algebra, functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, topics in trigonometry, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections and analytic geometry, […]

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In this course, students use mathematical knowledge and practices to solve problems. This course strengthens students’ understanding of functions in preparation for the process of differentiation and integration. Calculus concepts explored include limits and continuity, derivatives, definite integrals, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and techniques of integration. Course instruction places emphasis on the exploration […]

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This course will focus on the mathematical theory and methods of linear algebra. Students will become competent in solving linear equations, performing matrix algebra, calculating determinants, and finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors. On the theoretical side, students will come to understand a matrix as a linear transformations relative to a basis of a vector space. Students […]

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This entry-level science course gives students an introduction to basic concepts found in earth science, biology, astronomy, physics and general scientific inquiry. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to observe simulations, investigate ideas, and solve problems. As a result of the increased rigor of the Honors course, students are required to demonstrate advanced skills […]

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Students focus on the theme of “Challenges,” as they read works by Ray Bradbury and Walt Whitman, an essay about Civil War heroes, narratives about the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. They learn about the hero archetype and hero’s journey narratives, write narratives, explanatory essays, argumentative essays, research an issue in current […]

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Students examine the uses of language as they read works by authors such as Margaret Atwood, Louise Erdrich, William Shakespeare, Joshua Bennett, and Toni Morrison, as well as selected nonfiction texts. They learn to gather evidence from texts and incorporate it into written and oral responses, write argumentative, informational, and narrative modes among others, and […]

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Students study the power of language to persuade as they read works such as Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Sophocles’ Antigone, Susan B. Anthony’s “On Women’s Right to Vote,” and Kofi Annan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. They learn to examine how culture influences an individual’s worldview, incorporate textual evidence into a written argument, write in […]

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Students study in units built around the theme of an immigrant’s dream as they read foundational documents such as the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, essays by Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. They learn to write an expository essay defining […]

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Students study Geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Course content includes congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, […]

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