During the course of the year the students are able to take algebra 1 and algebra 2. In the first semester, the focus is on algebra 1. Having a math class every day, students are able to quickly cover the materials in this course. In the second semester, the emphasis is placed on Algebra 2. Homework is assigned every day except Fridays for students to practice what they learned.
As an alternative intervention program, some students will have the option to enroll in Integrated Algebra, an online course that is conducted through ALEKS (Learning management system), which assess the students’ knowledge in math and allows them to start at their level and progress from there at their own pace.
Algebra 1: provides a formal development of the algebraic skills and concepts necessary for students to succeed in algebra 2 and other advanced courses. In particular, the instructional program in this course gives the students the opportunity to learn algebraic skills in a wide range of problem-solving situations. It introduces basic algebraic skills in a logical order, including relations, functions, graphing, systems of equations, radicals, factoring polynomials, rational equations, probability and statistics, and quadratic functions. It emphasizes practical methods of solving first- and second-degree equations and inequalities. Each chapter includes word problems and real-life applications.Algebra 2: This course is designed for the college-bound students. In this course, the basic concepts from Algebra 1 are enriched. Topics studied include graphing, analyzing, and interpreting functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations and inequalities; exponents and radicals.