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Imran Abbasi, Principal
 
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2017-18 Course Guide

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Mathematics

Algebra 1

Prerequisite – 85+ average and 3 or 4 on NYS Assessment in 8th Grade Math, teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 9

This course will be based on the Algebra 1 Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. The course focuses on the relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations; descriptive statistics; linear and exponential relationships; expressions and equations; quadratic functions, expressions. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents exam will be taken in June.

Algebra 1 - Part 1

Prerequisite – 8th Grade Mathematics, teacher recommendation, 1 or 2 on NYS Assessment in 8th Grade Math
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 9

This is the first year of a two-year algebra course leading to the Algebra Regents. Part of the curriculum is dedicated to strengthening students’ foundational skills. This course will follow half of the Algebra 1 Common Core Learning standards adopted by NY state. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A final is taken at the end of the course in June.

Algebra 1 - Part 2

Prerequisite – Algebra 1 - Part 1
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 10

This is the second year of a two-year algebra course leading to the Algebra Regents. This course will finish the Algebra 1 Common Core Learning standards adopted by NY state. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents exam will be taken in June.

Geometry

Prerequisite – Algebra 1 or Algebra 1-Part 2 Requires 80%+ on Algebra 1 Regents exam on Algebra 1 Regents exam, teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grades 10/11

This course will focus on the fundamental concepts of the Geometry Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. The course will focus on the congruence, similarity, construction, transformation and proof of figures; trigonometric ratios; three-dimensional figures; connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates; circles with and without coordinates. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents exam will be taken in June.

Geometry Honors

Prerequisite – Algebra 1 (93%+ average), requires 80%+ on Algebra 1 Regents exam,  teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 9

This course is designed for accelerated students. This course will be based on the Geometry Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. The course will focus on the congruence, similarity, construction, transformation and proof of figures; trigonometric ratios; three-dimensional figures; connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates; circles with and without coordinates. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents exam will be taken in June.

Applied Geometry

Prerequisite – Algebra 1 or Algebra 1-Part 2, Passing grade on Algebra 1 Regents exam, Teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 10/11

This course will be based on the Geometry Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. It is designed for students who need more instructional time to meet these standards. The course will focus on the congruence, similarity, construction, transformation and proof of figures; Trigonometric ratios; three-dimensional figures; connecting algebra and geometry through coordinates; Circles with and without coordinates. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A final exam will be taken in June.

Algebra II Honors

Prerequisite – 93+ Geometry average 80+ on Geometry Regents exam, teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 10

This is the third course in the three-year Regents sequence designed for accelerated students. The course is based on the Algebra2 Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. The course will focus on polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; probability and statistics. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents will be taken in June.

Algebra II

Prerequisite – Geometry 80+ Geometry Regents exam, teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 11

This is the third course in the three-year Regents sequence based on the Algebra 2 Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. The course will focus on polynomial, rational, and radical relationships; trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; probability and statistics. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents will be taken in June.

Algebra II Part 1

Prerequisite- Geometry or Applied Geometry.
1 year -1 credit
Grade 11/12

This course will be based on the Algebra 2 Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. It is designed for students who need more instructional time to meet these standards. The course will focus on polynomial, rational, and radical relationships: introduction to relations and functions; quadratics; complex numbers. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A final exam will be taken in June

Algebra II Part 2

Prerequisite – Algebra 2 Part 1
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 11/12

This course will be based on the Algebra 2 Common Core learning standards adopted by NY state. It is a continuation of the Algebra 2-Part 1 course. The course will focus on trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; probability and statistics; as well as continue to review the topics in Algebra II-Part1. The TI-84 or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculator is required for this course. A Regents will be taken in June.

Pre-Calculus (CHS) (4 College Credits)

Prerequisite – 85+ average in 1 Algebra 2, teacher recommendation
Year – 1 Credit
Grade 12

This course prepares students for a basic level calculus course in college. Topics include analytic geometry, advanced algebra and trigonometry, polynomial functions, conic sections, and graphing polar equations. The graphing calculator is used extensively. This class is currently being offered from SCCC (MAT 167). Students take a local final exam in June.

Pre-Calculus (H) (CHS) (4 College Credits)

Prerequisite – 85+ average in Algebra 2 and 80+ on Algebra 2 Regents exam, teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 11

This course is the prerequisite for those students planning on taking AP Calculus in their senior year. Topics include analytic geometry, advanced algebra, matrix algebra, techniques of graphing, transcendental and algebraic functions, advanced trigonometry, limits and an introduction to calculus. This class is currently being offered from SCCC (MAT 167). Students take a local final exam in June.

Calculus (AP)

Prerequisite – 92+ average in Pre-Calculus (H), teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 12

This course includes all topics from the AP Calculus course and selected topics from the BC course published by the College Entrance Exam Board. Students take the Advanced Placement Exam in May. Many students receive college credit after their chosen college evaluates their scores. Topics include derivatives and integrals of polynominals; algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and limits. Application problems include graphing, velocity, acceleration, related rates, maximum and minimum values, mean value, areas, volumes, growth and decay and work. After the exam in May, students study topics from advanced integration.

Calculus 1 (CHS) (4 College Credits)

Prerequisite – Pre-Calculus (H), teacher recommendation
1 Year – 1 Credit
Grade 12

This course, in the calculus of a single variable, includes limits, continuity, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, implicit differentiation, related rates, the Mean Value Theorem, antiderivatives, definite integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course introduces applications of differentiation such as curve sketching and optimization problems as well as applications of integration such as area and average value. This course is currently being offered from SCCC(MAT180). Students take a local final exam in June.


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Counselors

Department Coordinators

  • English, 9-12:
    Kevin Curtin x3510
  • Math, 9-12:
    Natalie Casalinuovo x3504
  • Music, K-12"
    Mike Christy x3021
  • Science, 9-12:
    Becky Remis x3560
  • Social Studies:
    9-12 Adam Dolan x3521
  • Foreign Language 7-12:
    Fred Orlando x3529

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