Algebra I is one of the four Math courses required by the state of Texas for graduation.  The course will have emphasis on real-world, practical, and technological applications.  Students upon completion of this course will be able to have the following skills: understanding principles of the definitions of operations involving numbers and variables and understanding the definitions and properties of the rectangular Cartesian coordinate system.  They will also understanding properties of algebraic, radical, and exponential expressions, and understanding and applying word problems including applications of linear systems.

Algebra II (1 credit): Algebra II is a rigorous course that offers opportunities for students to become better prepared for their first college mathematics course or for a high school pre-calculus course. (Prerequisite Alg. I). The honors status focuses on preparation for college dual-enrollment math coursework.
College Algebra (1/2 Credit): This course is a dual-credit course (Math 1310), awarding the successful student 3 college credit hours of College Algebra. (Prerequisite – Algebra II and successful grade on the college placement test
(score of 100 or greater on Elementary Algebra portion of the ACCUPLACER)
(score of 350 or greater on math portion of TSI)

Geometry (1 credit): Geometry gives a solid foundation in plane, solid, and coordinate geometry. It includes both theoretical and experiential methods of learning. (Prerequisite Alg. I). Honors status focuses on preparedness for the advanced math curriculum.
In Mathematical Models with Applications, students continue to build on the Algebra I and Geometry foundations as they expand their understanding through other mathematical experiences. Students use algebraic, graphical, and geometric reasoning to recognize patterns and structure, to model information, and to solve problems from various disciplines. Students use mathematical methods to model and solve real-life applied problems involving money, data, chance, patterns, and science. Students use mathematical models from algebra, geometry, probability, and statistics and connections among these to solve problems from a wide variety of advanced applications in both mathematical and non-mathematical situations. As students do mathematics, they continually use problem-solving, language and communication, connections within and outside mathematics, and reasoning.
This class is an excellent step towards Algebra 2 and Pre-College Algebra.