BPS District Mathematics Standards Book

HS Math Courses

Algebra I

Algebra I is a branch of mathematics that includes the use of variables to express general rules about numbers, number relationships, and operations. This is the first course in the traditional college preparatory sequence. This course will also be beneficial for anyone interested in a technical career.


This is a traditional geometry course recommended for students who intend to pursue a 4-year college degree. Geometry is one of the most interesting, creative, and useful branches of mathematics. The topics covered in this class include a study of deductive reasoning and proof, triangles, quadrilaterals, other polygons, geometric solids, and probability. Consideration is also given to the application of geometry to other subjects.

Algebra II

This course is the minimum recommendation for students who wish to be prepared for success in credit-bearing college mathematics courses. Algebra II provides a review and expansion of basic terminology, notation, concepts, skills and application of algebra by means of a thorough examination of the real number system, including an introduction to statistics.