# Junior

A in Algebra I

A in Biology or Biology Honors

Enrolled in Algebra II Honors;

Department/instructor approval

Chemistry Honors is an in-depth laboratory course requiring extensive self-motivation and self-monitoring. By programmatically infusing concept mastery, critical thinking, problem solving, and laboratory experimentation strands, this program underpins and expands upon the facts, formulas, and principles of a regular chemistry course. This course is geared toward why chemistry hap- pens and students will be required to explain what happens using mathematical skills with little difficulty. Extensive laboratory experimentation highlights this course.

Please Note:

This course will investigate the structure, properties and composition of matter. Mathematical rigor will be emphasized, and students will need a strong foundation in math. This course will cover basic first year college concepts in chemistry such as atomic and molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical reactions, equilibrium, energy changes and reaction rates, kinetic theory, solutions, redox and thermochemistry. Students should be prepared for a demanding course load and a relatively fast paced presentation of material.

Chemistry or Physics

This course covers the scientific method, the solar system, astronomical distances, ancient astronomy, eclipses and motions of the moon, gravitation and the planets, the nature of light, optics and telescopes, the Earth’s energy sources, plate tectonics, magnetic fields, the four rocky planets and the four gaseous planets, Jupiter and Saturn’s satellites, the Kuiper belt objects Pluto and Ceres, the Sun, Stellar evolution, colors and spectroscopy.

Please Note:

1. All JPII Students must take three years of science

A average in Pre-Calculus Honors

Recommendation of the teacher

Students may be asked to take a placement test.

Calculus BC is a more extensive and demanding study of Calculus than Calculus AB. Students who receive qualifying scores on the BC test usually receive credit for two semesters of college calculus. The students must take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring to earn credit for this class. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

B average in Pre-calculus Honors

Recommendation of the teacher

Students may be asked to take a placement test.

Calculus involves an in-depth look at functions and the use of limit, derivative and integration concepts in graphing and analysis. The curriculum follows the College Board’s recommendation and students must take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring to earn credit for this class. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

B average in Pre-calculus OR a “C” average in Pre-Calculus Honors

Recommendation of the teacher

Calculus continues the study of functions and introduces both differential and integral calculus with applications. The course gives students a strong foundation for college-level calculus. This course

is strongly recommended as a rigorous fourth year math course. Students who take Calculus may qualify to take a placement test for college credit. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

B average in Algebra II Honors

PSAT score of at least 55

OR

Satisfactory performance on a placement test

Recommendation of the teacher

This course is a more rigorous approach to the topics in Pre-Calculus using both an analytical and a graphical approach. An emphasis will also be placed on relating the polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions to data analysis. Students will be introduced to limits, continuity, parametric and polar equations, and matrices. This course prepares students for Honors and / or AP Calculus. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

C average in Algebra II Honors

PSAT score of 50

Department recommendation.

Pre-Calculus involves an in-depth analysis of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions including applications. This course prepares a student for Calculus at the high school or college level. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

A average in Algebra I

A or B average in Geometry Honors

PSAT score of 50 and recommendation of current math teacher

OR

A average in Algebra I

A average in Geometry

PSAT score of 50

Satisfactory performance on a placement test

Recommendation of current math teacher

Incoming Freshmen:

A average in Algebra I

A average in Geometry

Review of entrance exam results

Recommendation of current math teacher

This course is a more rigorous approach to the topics in Algebra II. There will be an emphasis on skills necessary for pre-calculus. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

C average in Algebra I and Geometry

Recommendation of teacher

In this course the student makes an in-depth study of the number systems and solves equations and inequalities in both real and complex numbers. Algebra skills are applied to linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will also study conic section and matrices. There is an emphasis placed on applications and graphing in this course. A graphing calculator is required, and any TI-83 or any TI-84 is recommended.

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