Program of Studies (High School) 20222023
 High School Program of Studies Overview
 Graduation Requirements and Diploma Options
 Graduation: Ceremony and Policies
 Graduating with Honors or Distinction
 Ready Graduate
 Grading for High School Courses
 Credit Recovery
 NCAA and NAIA Eligibility
 Rigorous Academic Coursework

Career and Technical Education
 Advanced Manufacturing
 Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
 Architecture & Construction
 Arts, A/V Technology, & Communications
 Business Management & Administration
 Education & Training
 Finance
 Health Science
 Hospitality & Tourism
 Human Services
 Information Technology
 Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security
 Marketing, Distribution and Logistics
 Middle School CTE Course Work
 STEM
 Transportation
 General Education Courses with Descriptions
 Alternate Academic Diploma Courses and Other Exceptional Education Courses
 Dual Enrollment Courses
 Statewide Dual Credit Courses
 Local Dual Credit Courses
 Innovative Early College Programs
Mathematics Courses and Descriptions

Mathematics Graduation Requirement
Students must be enrolled in a mathematics course each school year, and students pursuing a regular diploma must earn credits in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and a fourth higher level math course.*
The following courses may also count as a 4th math credit:
 Honors Physics I may count as the fourth math credit as long as the student has earned Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II credits.
 Advanced Placement Calculus, Adavanced Placement Statistics, Advanced Placement Computer Science, and Advanced Placement Physics may count as the fourth math credit.
 Statewide Dual Credit PreCalculus or Statewide Dual Credit Statistics may count as the fourth math credit.
 Dual Enrollment Math courses may count for the fourth math course.
 *CTE Course Substitutions for a fourth level math course
 Principles of Agribusiness
 Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering
*Students with qualifying disabilities as documented in the IEP are required to complete Algebra I and Geometry to earn a regular high school diploma. Students must be enrolled in a math class for each year of high school for four consecutive years.
*Many postsecondary institutions require the completion of Algebra II for admissions. Please check with the postsecondary institutions in which you would like to enroll to ensure you meet all necessary math requirements for admission.
Recommended Mathematics Sequences
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Algebra I
Algebra I Honors
Geometry
Geometry Honors
*Students may concurrently take Algebra II Honors with Geometry Honors with principal approval
Algebra II
Algebra II Honors
Honors PreCalculus
Statistics
Bridge Math**
Applied Math
4th Math Substitution
7^{th} Grade
Math
Algebra I
Geometry
Geometry Honors
*Students may concurrently take Algebra II or Algebra II Honors with Geometry Honors
Algebra II
Algebra II Honors
Honors PreCalculus
Honors Calculus
AP Statistics* (*concurrent with Honors Calculus or Honors PreCalculus with principal approval)
Honors Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
Statistics
Applied Math
4th Math Substitution
Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Algebra II Honors
Honors PreCalculus
Honors Calculus
AP Statistics* (*concurrent with Honors Calculus or Honors PreCalculus with principal approval)
Honors PreCalculus
Honors Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
4th Math Substitution
**Students who score below a 19 on the Mathematics ACT subtest will be placed in Bridge Math or SAILS.
Students with qualifying disabilities as documented in the IEP may fulfill math graduation requirements through the following options:
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
9th Grade
Algebra IA
10th Grade
Algebra IB
11th Grade
Geometry A
12th Grade
Geometry B
9th Grade
Algebra I A
10th Grade
Algebra I B
11th Grade
Geometry
12th Grade
Algebra II
OR Bridge Math
9th Grade
Algebra I
10th Grade
Geometry A
11th Grade
Geometry B
12th Grade
Bridge Math
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Algebra I
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Geometry
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Bridge Math
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Algebra II
Mathematics Courses and Descriptions
Algebra I A and Algebra I B ( G02H03/ G02H04)
This twoyear, twocourse sequence is designed for students with exceptionalities in mathematics as documented in the student's IEP. These courses will explore and apply concepts, processes, and skills that are essential to successfully completing the high school graduation requirement of Algebra I. Students in the first year will learn to integrate prealgebra and introductory algebra skills. In the second year, students will spend more time to develop intermediate algebraic thinking and problem solving skills to apply to real world situations.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Mathematics Exceptionality
 Minimum Credit: 1 credit for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 credit for each course
Algebra 1 Extended Part 1 and Part 2 (G02H01/G02H02)
 This twocourse sequence is designed for students to have extended pacing in mathematics. These courses will explore and apply concepts, processes, and skills that are essential to successfully completing the high school graduation requirement of Algebra I. Students in the first semester (Part 1) will learn to integrate prealgebra and introductory algebra skills. In the second semester (Part 2), students will spend more time to develop intermediate algebraic thinking and problem solving skills to apply to real world situations.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: None
 Minimum Credit: 1 credit for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 credit for each course
Algebra I (G02H00)
This course includes properties of the real number system, linear and quadratic systems, inequalities, operations on real numbers and polynomials, exponents and radicals. Students learn the language of algebra and practice the application of algebraic concepts to real world problems. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: None
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Honors Algebra I (G02H00H)
This course is for students who excelled in middle school mathematics. Course content addresses the topics of Algebra I in greater depth and at a faster pace, providing time for enrichment through the study of additional performance objectives and projectbased learning opportunities. Students must successfully meet district and teacher expectations in the completion of honors criteria each grading period. Honors criteria activities may involve complex problemsolving research involving reading/writing, investigations and explorations, advanced use of technology, and making connections within the discipline and to the workplace.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: None
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Geometry A and Geometry B (G02H12/G02H13)
This twoyear, two course sequence is for students with exceptionalities in mathematics as indicated in the student's IEP. This course meets the graduation requirement of Geometry and provides a survey of the fundamental and advanced concepts of plane geometry and the related topics in threedimensional, coordinate and transformational geometry. The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, allow students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that capitalizes on their ability to make sense of problem situations.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I A and B
 Minimum Credit: 1 credit for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 credit for each course
Geometry (G02H11)
This course is a survey of the fundamental and advanced concepts of plane geometry and the related topics in threedimensional, coordinate and transformational geometry. The fundamental purpose of the course in Geometry is to formalize and extend students’ geometric experiences from the middle grades. Students explore more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships, moving towards formal mathematical arguments. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, allow students to experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that capitalizes on their ability to make sense of problem situations.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Honors Geometry (G02H11H)
This course teaches all topics of Geometry at a significantly faster pace, in greater depth, and with supplemental topics. Strong analytical thinking skills beyond the rigors of algebraic computation are essential for this course which strongly emphasizes the concept of proof. Students must successfully meet district and teacher expectations in the completion of honors criteria each grading period. Honors criteria activities may involve complex problemsolving research involving reading/writing, investigations and explorations, advanced use of technology, and making connections within the discipline and to the workplace.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Algebra II Extended Part 1 & Part 2 (G02H06/G02H07)  This twoterm sequence is designed for students who complete Geometry and are not ready for a semester Algebra II course. These courses will explore and apply concepts, processes, and skills that are essential to successfully completing the high school graduation requirement. The first term is an elective credit and time is spent integrating Algebra I and Introductory Algebra II skills. More time is devoted to skill development than is possible in the oneterm Algebra II class.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Algebra II (G02H05)
This course builds on the previous work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions. Students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. In this course rational functions are limited to those whose numerators are of degree at most one and denominators of degree at most two; radical functions are limited to square roots or cube roots of at most quadratic polynomials. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to expand their abilities to model situations and to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms. The Mathematical Practice Standards apply throughout this course and, together with the content standards, prescribe that students experience mathematics as a coherent, useful, and logical subject that makes use of their ability to make sense of problem situations.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Honors Algebra II (G02H05H)
This course teaches all topics of Algebra II at a significantly faster pace, in greater depth, and with supplemental topics. Strong analytical thinking skills beyond the rigors of algebraic computation are essential for this course, which strongly emphasizes the concept of proof. Students must successfully meet district and teacher expectations in the completion of honors criteria each grading period. Honors criteria activities may involve complex problemsolving research involving reading/writing, investigations and explorations, advanced use of technology, and making connections within the discipline and to the workplace.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Mathematics Intervention (G02H22)
This course is designed to support students’ learning of the mathematical skills necessary to be successful in high school mathematics courses. Students may be required to participate in this course based on student mathematics data.
 Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 4
Bridge Math (G02H41)
This course is designed to introduce concepts previously studied in a new approach. Connections will be made between concepts allowing for a more indepth understanding of topics and for problem solving applications. Students will look at multiple representations of concepts, blend their new understanding of topics with applications, and have the opportunity to model contextual situations. Concepts to study will include linear and quadratic functions, similar triangles and proportions, angle properties, scientific notations, polynomial arithmetic, radical expressions and probability. This course is required for students who score below 19 on the Math portion of the ACT.
 Grade Level: 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
SAILS Math (G02H41S)
The Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program targets students that have not achieved college readiness benchmarks by introducing the college developmental curriculum into the high school senior year. Developed by K12 teachers and higher education faculty at Chattanooga State Community College, SAILS embeds the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Learning Support competencies into the high school senior year math course utilizing a blended learning model.
 Grade Level: 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Applied Mathematical Concepts (G02H42)
The primary foci of this course are applications and modeling using mathematics in topics such as counting, combinatorics, and probability, financial math, and linear programming. In addition, students will explore concepts in logic, as well as analyze data and use of normal probability distribution and confidence intervals. Students will gain understanding and critical thinking skills that are necessary to be truly college and career ready. In order for our students to be mathematically proficient, standards focus on a balanced development of conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and application. Through this balance, students gain understanding and critical thinking skills that are necessary to be truly college and career ready.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Honors PreCalculus (G02H23H)
This course combines topics from areas of higher mathematics, including trigonometry, complex numbers, and analytical geometry, sequences and series, probability, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphs, and vectors. Students who successfully complete this sequence will have a strong background for the firstyear Calculus sequence. Students must successfully meet district and teacher expectations in the completion of honors criteria each quarter. Honors criteria activities may involve complex problemsolving research involving reading/writing, investigations and explorations, advanced use of technology, and making connections within the discipline and to the workplace.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Statewide Dual Credit PreCalculus (G02H74)
This course is a collegelevel course in which students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the study of Equations, Inequalities, Properties of Functions, Models, Funtions, Trigonometric Functions, Triangles, and Circles. See Learning Objectives for further details. At the end of this course, students will take a challenge exam, and if they make a passing score in the challenge exam, students will earn college credit at any of Tennessee's public colleges and universities.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
Honors Calculus (G02H18H)
This course combines topics from areas of higher mathematics, including trigonometry, complex numbers, and analytical geometry, sequences and series, probability, exponential and logarithmic functions, graphs, and vectors.
In addition, this course is designed to bridge students’ understanding of precalculus concepts to the study of differential and integral calculus in Calculus AB AP.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
AP Calculus AB (G02H24)
This course is devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The scope of the course follows the topics listed in the College Board Advanced Placement Mathematics Course Description. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to take the AP exam with the possibility of earning college credit.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
AP Calculus BC (G02H25)
This course reviews all the topics covered in AP Calculus AB plus additional objectives and additional topics. The scope of the course follows the topics listed in the College Board Advanced Placement Course Description. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to take the AP exam with the possibility of earning college credit.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
Statistics (G02H37)
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include collecting, displaying, interpreting, and analyzing data; surveys and experimental design; drawing conclusions about a population from a sample and predicting with data. Students must have a good understanding of equation solving and be comfortable working with functions and their graphs.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
Statewide Dual Credit Introduction to Probability and Statistics (G02H75)
This course is a collegelevel course in which students will learn about sampling methods, representation of data, measure of center and variation, probability and statistics, distribution, sample sizes and confidence intervals, and more. See Learning Objectives for further details. At the end of this course, students will take a challenge exam, and if they make a passing score in the challenge exam, students will earn college credit at any of Tennessee's public colleges and universities.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
AP Statistics (G02H26)
This course introduces students to the major concepts and processes of collecting/analyzing data and making inferences for a population from a sample. A good command of concepts of equation solving and working with functions and their graphs is essential. Students must quickly master computational skills and apply higherorder thinking skills. This course follows the topics listed in the College Board Advanced Placement course description. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to take the AP exam with the possibility of earning college credit.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
Preparing for ACT, Postsecondary, & Career (G25H00)
This course provides students with skills and competencies needed to be successful on the ACT. Students will become familiar with the format and the scoring of the ACT, learn test taking skills, and receive individualized instruction to improve scores.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: None
 Minimum Credit: .5
 Maximum Credit: 1
Other Courses for 4th Math Credit
Honors Physics I (G03H20H)
Physics Honors is a course that studies the interaction between matter and energy. Topics include mechanics, thermodynamics, waves and sound, light and optics, electricity and magnetism, and atomic and nuclear physics. Physics is a mathbased course that involves the application of mathematical principles and problem solving, graph interpretation, laboratories, and lab reporting. Strong math and analytical thinking skills are important. There is much more emphasis on mathematics than standard physics. Students must successfully meet district and teacher expectations in the completion of honors criteria each quarter. This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II concurrently
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
AP Physics 1 (G03H27)
Physics 1 AP is equivalent to a firstsemester college course in algebrabased physics. The course covers Newtonian mechanics (including rotational dynamics and angular momentum); work, energy, and power; and mechanical waves and sound. It will also introduce electric circuits. No prior course work in physics is necessary for students to enroll in AP Physics 1. Students should have completed geometry and be concurrently taking Algebra II or an equivalent course. Although the AP Physics I course includes basic use of trigonometric functions, this understanding can be gained either in the concurrent math course or in the AP Physics 1 course itself. This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
AP Physics 2 (G03H28)
Physics 2 AP is equivalent to a secondsemester college course in algebrabased physics. The course covers fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; electricity and magnetism; optics; and atomic and nuclear physics. Students entering AP Physics 2 need to have developed mastery of the learning objectives described in the AP Physics 1 curriculum framework to be prepared for AP Physics 2. Taking the AP Physics 1 course or a comparable introductory course in physics will satisfy this prerequisite. Students should also have taken or be concurrently taking precalculus or an equivalent course. This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: Biology, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, PreCalculus (concurrent), AP Physics 1
 Minimum Credit: 1
 Maximum Credit: 1
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
AP Physics C: Mechanics (G03H29) and Electricity and Magnetism (G03H24)
The Physics AP Course is designed to be representative of courses commonly offered in colleges and universities. In the typical Physics C course, roughly onehalf year is devoted to mechanics including: kinematics, Newtonian physics, work, energy, power, linear momentum, circular motion, oscillations and gravitation. Use of calculus in problem solving and in derivations is expected to increase as the course progresses. In the second halfyear of the C course, the primary emphasis is on classical electricity and magnetism including: electrostatics, conductors, capacitors and dielectrics, electric circuits, magnetic fields and electromagnetism. Calculus is used freely in formulating principles and in solving problems. There are two College Board exams given in Physics C; one on mechanics and one on electricity and magnetism.This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
 Prerequisite: AP Physics 1
 Minimum Credit: 1 for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 for each course
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
AP Computer Science Principles (G02H44)
Computer science embraces problem solving, hardware, algorithms, and perspectives that help people utilize computers to address realworld problems in contemporary life. As the study of computer science is evolving, the careful design of the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam continues to strive to engage a diverse student population, including female and underrepresented students, with the rigorous and rewarding concepts of computer science. Students who take the AP Computer Science Principles course and exam are well prepared to continue their study of computer science and its integration into a wide array of computing and STEMrelated fields. This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 11, 12
 Prerequisite: NA
 Minimum Credit: 1 for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 for each course
*This course qualifies as an EPSO if students complete the course and attempt the exam.
Principles of Agribusiness (C18H14)
This CTE course in Agriculture Pathway teaches students to apply the economic and business principles involved in the sale and supply of agricultural products to a wide range of careers across the industry and builds the foundational knowledge of finance and marketing principles. This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 12
 Prerequisite: NA
 Minimum Credit: 1 for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 for each course
Agricultural Fabrication and Biosystems Engineering (C18H22)
This CTE course includes basic technologies of metal fabrication and agricultural structures. Also includes hot/cold metal work, and material computation, electric wiring and codes, blueprint reading and drawing, and selection of appropriate materials for projects. This course may count as a 4th math credit.
 Grade Level: 12
 Prerequisite: Principles of Agricultural Mechanics
 Minimum Credit: 1 for each course
 Maximum Credit: 1 for each course