Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of at least one semester of Algebra II or the equivalent
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 6 months
Recommended School Credit: One full year of high school credit
Course Code: PRE
This is a full length online Honors Precalculus course for accelerated students. In this course, students will extend topics introduced in Algebra II and learn to manipulate and apply more advanced functions and algorithms. This course provides a mathematically sound foundation for students who intend to study Calculus.
Online course materials, such as videos, notes, interactive web pages, and practice problems with solutions, are provided for the student. Students are expected to watch videos and review notes regularly. Each student is assigned to a CTY instructor to help them during their course. This course does not have any synchronous class meetings, but students may schedule one-on-one virtual meetings directly with the instructor to answer questions or concerns. Students can also contact their instructors via email with questions or concerns at any time.
For a detailed list of topics, click the List of Topics tab.
Graphing calculator recommended, such as:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate mastery over the following topics:
This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom which can be used for instructor-student communication if the student has any questions about the course or curriculum. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch any recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.
Electronic Texbook (eBook) and WebAssign Online Homework System: This course requires the use of WebAssign for online homework and access to the electronic textbook. Visit the WebAssign website for system requirements.