Pre-Calculus is not a specific, discrete study in mathematics, but rather a course that focuses upon establishing the student's knowledge and skills in preparation for undertaking more advanced math studies. While many of the topics introduced in Algebra II are revisited, they are covered in greater depth and breadth. Included are more challenging studies in functions, analysis of their domains and ranges, recognition of families of curves and their transformations, the study of conic sections, advanced trigonometry, arithmetic and geometric series, and statistics and probability. A graphing calculator is required and integral to the course as methods of solution include algebraic, numeric and graphical approaches. 

This course will serve as an introduction to managing advanced mathematical concepts. We will see how functions can be translated to different forms. We will also explore new mathematical fields, such as probability and trigonometry. This course will teach you the importance of logic, organization, and clarity.


A guiding principle of the course is to promote critical thinking and independent problem solving. Using an amalgamation of two textbooks- Algebra I and Geometry, Holt- we will discover the path of integrated math. This course will give you strong foundations to prepare for Algebra II and the rest of your mathematical career.


A guiding principle of the course is to promote critical thinking and independent problem-solving. Using an amalgamation of two textbooks- Algebra I and Geometry, Holt- we will discover the path of integrated math. This course will give you strong foundations to prepare for Algebra II and the rest of your mathematical career.

Designed to supplement the material presented in Algebra II, FST completes the study of the elementary functions; linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric. Additionally, the course develops some material from finite mathematics including an introduction to probability and statistics, additional applications of trigonometry, and sequences and series. The topics cover a wide range of mathematics and are designed to significantly enhance students' ability to undertake the study of advanced statistical applications. Throughout the entire course, modeling of real phenomena is emphasized. A graphing calculator is required.