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 Length: 30 weeks
Recommended School Credit: One full year of high school credit
Student Expectations: Students are strongly encouraged to work at least 1 hour a day, 5 days a week.
Course Code: PREY
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 webpages, 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. Videos in the course are provided by Thinkwell.
In this course, participation in forums and synchronous online virtual sessions are required as part of the final grade. Discussion forums are located within the course where students will be required to respond to a given prompt and then comment on responses by other students. Online sessions, led by a CTY instructor, are held in Adobe Connect, which allows for video, voice, text, screen sharing, and whiteboard interaction.
Students can contact their instructors via email with questions or concerns at any time. Live one-on-one online review sessions can be scheduled as well, to prepare for the graded assessments, which include homework, chapter exams, and a cumulative midterm and final.
For a detailed list of topics, click the List of Topics tab.
A proctor is required for this course if the student’s goal is to obtain a grade. Please review Proctor Requirements for more details.
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.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.
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.