Introduction to Algebra/Geometry (Grade 9)
This course is designed for those students who are in need of basic and remedial algebra/geometry skills, but are presently not prepared to take Algebra I. Upon completion of this course students are required to take Algebra I during their sophomore year.
Algebra I (Grades 9 & 10)
A basic foundation in algebra is provided in the Algebra I course. Variables, open sentences, directed numbers, equations, inequalities, problem solving, working with polynomials, special products, factoring, graphs, real numbers, simultaneous equations are the topics covered in Algebra I. (PREREQUISITE: It is recommended that a student have at least a "C" average in 8th grade math, or successful completion of Introduction to Algebra/Geometry.)
Algebra I-Honors (Grade 9)
Algebra I-CP is a course reviewing the four fundamental operations of the real number system and of algebraic expressions. Some of the topics included are operations on positive and negative numbers, linear functions, inequalities, polynomials, and radicals. Verbal problems are used to demonstrate applications of the topic covered. These topics will be covered at a faster pace and in greater depth than in a regular Algebra I class. Students will be required to work more complex problems. More emphasis will be placed on theory.
Geometry (Grade 10)
This course involves a study of angles, inductive and deductive reasoning, logic, two column deductive proofs, perpendicular and parallel lines, congruent and similar polygons, circles, and transformations. (PREREQUISITE: Algebra I) (NOTE: This course is part of the required course in the T.O.P.S. core curriculum.)
Geometry-Honors (Grade 10)
This course is a study of the properties, measurements and relationships of points, lines, angles, surfaces and solids in space. The course is designed to develop the student's ability to think logically in mathematical situations and extend this method of thought to problem solving in life situations. Some of the topics covered are space, points, lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, rays and the relationships and properties of these in the plane. Students are expected to write two column proofs. Proofs covered will be much more complex than those covered in a regular geometry course and at a faster pace. These topics will be covered in greater depth than in a regular geometry class and require a greater knowledge of algebra. (NOTE: This course is part of the required courses in the T.O.P.S. core curriculum.
Algebra II-Honors (Grades 10, 11, & 12)
This course involves a study of the properties of real numbers, operations with real numbers, linear equations, functions, factoring polynomials, rational and irrational numbers, complex numbers and quadratic equations and functions. This course is recommended for college bound students. (PREREQUISITE: A student must have successfully completed Algebra I and it is also suggested that a student successfully complete Geometry before scheduling Algebra II.) (NOTE: This course is part of the required courses in the T.O.P.S. core curriculum.)
Financial Math (Grades 11 & 12)
This course is suggested as a third year math course for the non-college bound student. This course involves personal records, account balances, wage rates, salary deductions, business recordkeeping, tax procedures, stocks, corporations, and partnership problems.
Advanced Math (Grades 11 & 12)
This is a course in trigonometry and advanced algebra topics. (PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II.)
Calculus (Grade 12)
Calculus makes extensive use of plane geometry and algebra. (PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Math.)
Algebra 105 (College Credit Course)
College credit courses are offered during the 2nd semester of a student's senior year. If students meet all necessary criteria (ACT score and G.P.A.), they are allowed to enroll in high school college on-site classes that are taught on the Cecilia High School campus. A student can earn up to six hours of college credit when completing the college courses. The college credit courses are offered through the University of Louisiana @ Lafayette. Tuition for the courses is paid by St. Martin Parish School Board.