Advanced Honors / Advanced Placement (Level 1)

Advanced Honors Geometry

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 410  
  • SE 2 and 3

Students will take a full year Geometry aligned to the Common Core standards. The course will do an in-depth study of the field of Euclidean geometry with topics such as: 

  • Circles
  • Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry
  • Expressing Geometric Properties with Equations
  • Geometric Measurement and Dimension
  • Modeling with Geometry
  • Number and Quantity
  • Statistics and Probability

Additional Information

  • This course has a required summer assignment reviewing Algebra I.
  • Prerequisite: Students are placed in the course based on Grade 8 performance, teacher grades and external assessments.

Advanced Honors Algebra 1 & 2

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 411 
  • SE 4a and 4b

Students will take a full year Algebra 1 and 2 aligned to the Common Core standards. The course will do an in-depth study of: 

  • Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions
  • Creating Equations
  • Functions
  • Number and Quantity
  • Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities
  • Seeing Structure in Expressions
  • Statistics and Probability

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved a grade of at least a B- in Advanced Honors Geometry 410.

Advanced Placement Statistics

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 415 
  • SE 2 and 3

This course includes all topics included in the Advanced Placement course description for Statistics. Topics focus on the four major pillars of Statistics: Data Exploration, Data Collection, Probability, and Inference. Topics include organizing data, processing data, the laws of probability, and inference testing. Emphasis is on combining mathematical problem solving with written analysis of work. This course has a required summer assignment. Students will take the Advanced Placement Exam in May.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved a grade of at least an A- in Advanced Grade 8 math or B+ in 410 Advanced Honor Geometry or B- in Advanced Honors Algebra 1 and 2 (411) or Advanced Honors Algebra 2/Pre-Calculus (412) or an A- in Honors Pre-Calculus (422). 
  • This course is open to students in grade 9 and 10 based upon teacher recommendation. 
  • This course also requires much more reading and writing than most math courses. 
  • Students should be securing honors grades in Level 1 or 2 English.

Advanced Placement Computer Science A

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 416 
  • SE 2 and 3

Advanced Placement Computer Science A is an introduction to computer science. The course includes all topics included in the Advanced Placement course description for Computer Science A. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology with a concentration on problem solving and algorithm development and is meant to be the equivalent of a first-semester college-level course in computer science. It also includes the study of data structures, design and abstraction. Students will take the Advanced Placement exam in May.

Additional Information

  1. Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved a grade of at least an A- in Advanced Grade 8 math or B+ in 410 Advanced Honors Geometry or B- in Advanced Honors Algebra I and 2(411) or Advanced Honors Algebra 2/Pre-Calculus (412) or a A- in Honors Pre-Calculus (422). 
  2. This course is open to students in grade 9 and 10 based upon teacher recommendation. This course also requires much more reading and writing than most math courses. 
  3. Students should be securing honors grades in level 1 or 2 English.

Advanced Honors Algebra 2/Pre-Calculus

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 412 
  • SE 1 and 5

Students will learn Pre-Calculus as defined by the Massachusetts Mathematics Curriculum Framework. They will study the complex number system as well as vector and matrix quantities. They will become proficient with arithmetic with polynomials and rational expressions and interpreting functions. There is also a heavy component on trigonometric functions including applying trigonometry to general triangles. 

Additional Information

Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved a grade of B- or better in Advanced Honors Algebra 1 and 2 (411) or an A- in Honors Algebra 1 and 2 (421).

Advanced Placement Calculus BC

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 413 
  • SE 4c and 4d

This course discusses all of the topics listed by the College Board in the AP Calculus BC course description, including a thorough investigation of derivatives and integrals as well as of infinite sequences and series. Students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Calculus BC exam in May. This course has a required summer assignment.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved a grade of at least an A- in Advanced Honors Pre-Calculus (412).

Advanced Placement Calculus AB

  • 5 credits
  • Level 1 414 
  • SE 4c and 4d

This course discusses all of the topics listed by the College Board in the AP Calculus AB course description including a thorough investigation of limits, followed by the techniques and applications of derivatives and integrals. Students enrolled in this course will be required to take the AP Calculus AB exam in May. This course has a required summer assignment.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite: Students enrolling in this course must have achieved a grade of at least a B- in Advanced Honors Pre-Calculus (412) or at least an A in Honors Pre-Calculus (422).