# Mathematics

As mathematics instructors, we strive to provide a learning environment that promotes academic excellence and recognizes each student's needs and capabilities in mathematics. As a result, students will acquire at mathematical skills and improve basic reasoning processes to face challenges and solve problems.

The Academy of Holy Angels offers a comprehensive program in mathematics. Because there is a great need for critical, quantitative thinking and problem solving ability in our society, each AHA student is required to complete nine trimesters of mathematics for graduation. Most colleges require Intermediate Algebra, Geometry and Algebra ll for admission.

The mathematics curriculum is not broken into rigid tracks, but is a flexible plan based upon students’ needs and abilities. As students progress, their performance is regularly evaluated by their teachers, parents or guardians and the students themselves. On the basis of this regular evaluation, students may elect to take a math course more appropriate to individual ability. In order to continue the next trimester, a student must pass the current trimester in that course. Students in “Advanced” courses or AP Pre- Calculus , AP Calculus or AP Statistics must earn at least a C each trimester to continue in the course.

Graphing calculators and computers will be used in courses for which they are appropriate. The TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-84 or the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is required for courses using the graphing calculator. These models are used for instruction, and their operation is explained in classes using them.

**9th Grade Placement**

Placement in mathematics courses is based on several factors, including entrance test scores, department recommendation and input from the student and parent(s)/guardian.

## Mathematics Courses

- Intermediate Algebra
- Advanced Intermediate Algebra
- Intermediate Algebra Concepts
- Geometry
- Advanced Geometry
- Accelerated Advanced Geometry/Algebra II
- Geometry Concepts
- Algebra II
- Advanced Algebra II
- Algebra II Concepts
- Pre-Calculus
- AP Pre-Calculus
- Introduction to Calculus
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Statistics
- Survey of Mathematics
- Introduction to Statistics
- *AP Computer Science

## Intermediate Algebra

## Advanced Intermediate Algebra

## Intermediate Algebra Concepts

## Geometry

## Advanced Geometry

## Accelerated Advanced Geometry/Algebra II

## Geometry Concepts

## Algebra II

## Advanced Algebra II

## Algebra II Concepts

## Pre-Calculus

## AP Pre-Calculus

## Introduction to Calculus

## AP Calculus AB

## AP Statistics

## Survey of Mathematics

## Introduction to Statistics

## *AP Computer Science

**PROGRAM OF STUDIES**

AHA's Program of Studies is a comprehensive course catalog with a description of the school's requirements for graduation and for student honors.** **

**Please reference the catalog below as it is the official document of AHA. **

**Shane Cody - Department Chair**

AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus, & Problem Solving and Statistics

612-798-2686

scody@ahastars.org

**Andrea Allen**

Introduction to Calculus, Geometry, & Geometry Concepts

612-798-2687

aalleen@ahastars.org

**Adam Berkowitz**

Advanced Algebra II, Accelerated Advanced Geometry/Algebra II & Algebra II Concepts

612-798-2216

aberkowitz@ahastars.org

**Carl Ermisch**

Advanced Geometry, Intermediate Algebra & Survey of Mathematics

612-798-2660

cermisch@ahastars.org

**Katy Kieffer**

Algebra II, Advanced Intermediate Algebra & Geometry Concepts

612-798-2664

kkieffer@ahastars.org

**Donna Poshusta**

AP Calculus, AP Calculus BC & Intermediate Algebra

612-798-2661

dposhusta@ahastars.org

**Lindsay Stone**

Advanced Pre-Calculus & Intermediate Algebra Concepts

612-798-2658

lstone@ahastars.org

Students interested in other applications of mathematics may consider the courses listed below:

- Living on Your Own
- Fine Arts: Stagecraft, Computer Art
- Technology: All courses
- Science: All courses

The STEM diploma description can be found in Special Academic Programs.