New Math and Computer Science Courses

AP Statistics

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 2.

When: Trimesters 1 and 2.

The AP Statistics course is designed to provide students with a learning experience equivalent to that of an introductory college course in statistics. Students are introduced to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. Statistics is now a required course for many majors at most colleges and universities.

Statistics is not just number crunching – It will require analytical reading, reasoning and writing. The TI graphing calculator will be used extensively as well as other on-line statistical tools. The course is a college level course, so daily commitment is expected. Students will have the opportunity to receive college credits by passing the Advanced Placement Exam given in May. There is a fee for this exam.

Please contact Mr. Cedarlund ( if you have questions or if you want to sign up for AP Statistics.

Financial Algebra with Career and Technical Education credit

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry.

When: Trimesters 2 & 3.

Financial Algebra is a two-trimester course designed to provide students with a hands-on approach to real world algebraic concepts with financial applications.
This algebra-based CTE (Career & Technical Education) course features real-world algebra concepts found in banking, modeling a business, consumer credit, automobile ownership, income taxes, independent living, and preparing a budget.

Financial Algebra is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1 and Geometry. This course can serve as the third credit of math for students who elect to take a CTE alternative for the third year requirement.

Please contact Mr. Pilong ( if you have questions or if you want to sign up for Financial Algebra with CTE credit.

AP Computer Science Principles

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1. Geometry is strongly recommended.

When: Trimesters 1 & 2, with a recommended, optional third trimester to prepare for the AP exam.

The College Board describes AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) this way: “Students develop innovative computational artifacts (programs) using the same creative processes artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life … [AP CSP] emphasizes the vital impact advances in computing have on people and society, … goes beyond the study of machines and systems and gives students the opportunity to investigate computing innovations that span a variety of interests and to examine the ethical implications of these new technologies,” (from the Course and Exam Description: AP Computer Science Principles, The College Board, 2017).

We will study the layers of computing (information, hardware, programming, operating systems, applications, and communications), and we’ll hear from people who work in the computer science industry about the variety of jobs available and skills necessary for such occupations.

Please contact Ms. Sitton ( if you have questions or if you are interested in taking AP CSP and/or Orientation to Computer Science (College Now CS 160), a one-trimester course offered in trimester 3.