Mathematics

Mathematics Department

Graduation requirements for math courses are not the same for all grades. Please read the following very carefully. For the class of 2012, each student is required to earn three math credits (four credits are strongly encouraged). For the class of 2013 and beyond, students must earn four math credits AND take a math class each year of high school. Students who take two math courses in one year will still be required to take a class each year (thus earning more credits than the required four).

The department provides courses on all ability levels: Standard, College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP). Each level is designed to prepare students for subsequent math courses and to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful on standardized achievement tests such as the SAT and ACT.

Courses Offered

Algebra 1 Standard Grade 9 1 Credit
Algebra 1 CP Grade 9 1 Credit
Algebra 1 Honors Grade 9  1 Credit
Prerequisite: 8th Grade teacher recommendation and score in the 70th percentile or above on the math portion of the KCHS placement test.
 
Algebra 2 Grade 10, 11 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 CP for sophomores; Geometry or Geometry CP for juniors
Algebra 2 CP Grade 10, 11  1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 CP for sophmores, Geometry CP for juniors
Algebra 2 Honors Grade 9, 10, 11 1 Credit
Prerequisite for juniors: 90+ in GeometryH or 97+ in Algebra 1 CP and Geometry CP. Prerequisite for sophomores: 90+ in Algebra H or 97+ in Algebra 1 CP. Prerequisite for freshmen: 8th grade teacher recommendation, a score in 80th percentile or above on KCHS placement test, and KCHS Algebra 1 proficiency test score of 75% or above.
 
Geometry Standard Grade 11  1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (any level)
Geometry CP Grade 11 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 CP
Geometry Honors Grade 9, 10, 11  1 Credit
Prerequisite for juniors: 90+ in Algebra 2 H or 97+ in both Algebra 1 CP and Geometry CP. Prerequisite for sophomores: Sophomores may be permitted to take both Geometry H and Algebra 2 H during the same year if the student earned a 93+ in Algebra 1 H. Teacher recommendation is required to take both courses during the same year. Prerequisites for freshmen: A freshman must have taken Algebra 1 in the 8th grade, have the 8th grade teacher’s recommendation, scored in the 90th percentile or above on the math portion of the KCHS placement test, and must score 90% or above on the KCHS Albegra 1 proficiency test. Freshmen must talso be enrolled in Algebra 2 H in order to take Geometry.                                                                                
 
College Algebra CP  Grade 11, 12  1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 or Algebra 2CP.
 
Pre-Calculus CP Grade 11, 12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 CP or College Algebra CP
Pre-Calculus Honors Grade 11, 12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 90+ in Geometry H and 90+ in Algebra 2 H or 97+ in Geometry CP and 97+ in Algebra 2CP. Teacher recommendation is required.
 
Probability and Statistics Grade 11, 12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Algebra 2 (any level) and teacher recommendation.                                                                           
 
Calculus Honors Grade 11, 12  1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in Pre-Calculus H or 93+ in Pre-Calculus CP. Teacher recommendation is required.
Calculus AB AP Grade 11, 12  1 Credit
Prerequisite: 90+ in Pre-Calculus H. Application is required. Summer course work is required.
Calculus BC AP Grade 12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Calculus AB PC. Application is required. 
 
Statistics AP Grade 11, 12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: 85+ in Pre-Calculus H or 93+ in Pre-Calculus CP. Seniors may double up in Pre-Calculus (any level) and Statistics AP with teacher permission. Application is required.