Available to: qualified students, see placement requirements link above

This course is the third in the honors sequence for highly motivated and skilled students. Students completing Geometry Honors are well prepared to take this course. This course covers advanced algebra, trigonometry and the concepts needed to provide students for calculus. The course broadens and deepens advanced algebra concepts such as quadratic functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, and systems of linear and nonlinear equations. Students continue working on supplemental problem sets to enhance problem-solving skills, and we introduce non-traditional topics such as number system conversion. The course concludes with a detailed study of trigonometry including graphs, trigonometric equations and trigonometric identities. Graphing calculators and technology are integrated into the curriculum through projects and discussions of real-world problems, such as modeling population change. Throughout the year, students collaborate in an environment that encourages participation from all. Students who complete this course usually go on to take AP Calculus AB or Calculus.