## CLASS OVERVIEWS 2024-25

## Math FundamentalsOverview: Math Fundamentals reviews basic math fluency and computation in preparation for more intense variable problem solving in Pre-Algebra. Students’ time will be divided between general lessons and personalized work to strengthen skills and ensure a solid foundation heading into higher level math. This course is ideally suited for middle students who are behind, struggling, or have felt constricted by math curriculums that have just never worked.Relevant Grade Levels: 5th - 7thSchedule: Mon 11:00 - 12:30 (Raleigh)Tue 11:00 - 12:30pm (Cary) |
## Pre-AlgebraOverview: Is your child fairly fluent in math, but not quite ready for algebra? Pre-algebra introduces algebraic concepts at a slower, more manageable pace while simultaneously ensuring mastery of essential foundational skills. Pre-algebra represents an effective bridge between middle and high school level math.Relevant Grade Levels: 6th - 8thSchedule: Wed 9:30 - 11:00am (Raleigh) Thu 9:30 - 11:00am (Cary) |
## Algebra 1Overview: Algebra I covers variable equation manipulation, graphing linear equations, high-level number sense, and word problems involving one and two step procedural problem solving. All the hits! This class generally serves as an introduction to more intense, more involved math courses. Algebra I is for high level 7th/8th graders or 9th graders.Relevant Grade Levels: 7th - 9thSchedule: Wed 11:00 - 12:30pm (Raleigh) Thu 11:00 - 12:30pm (Cary) |

Overview: Geometry involves solving for area, volume, segment length, and angle measurements This course reviews logic-based proof modeling using various algebraic and geometric theorems. Geometry introduces trigonometric concepts and promotes mastery of polygon structures and relationships. This course is designed for high level 9th graders or 10/11th graders.Relevant Grade Levels: 9th - 11thSchedule: Mon 9:30 - 11:00am (Raleigh) Tue 9:30 - 11:00am (Cary) |
Overview: Algebra 2 advances skills and techniques originally explored in Algebra I as well as focusing on modeling and more intense, higher degree equations and inequalities. This course involves evaluating quadratics for vertex, roots, asymptotes, and lines of symmetry. Algebra 2 is intended for high level 10th graders or 11/12th graders, generally as a precursor to Pre-Calculus.Relevant Grade Levels: 10th - 12thSchedule: Tue 1:30 - 3:00pm (Cary)Wed 1:30 - 3:00pm (Raleigh) |
Overview: Pre-Calculus: College Algebra is designed to prepare students for calculus and reviews advanced functions and quadratic modeling. This semester long course aligns with MAT171 in the community college system. Classes meet two times a week: one time in the Raleigh location and one time in the Cary location. This course runs from September 8th to January 23rd. Pre-Calculus: College Algebra is intended for high level 11th graders or college-ready 12th graders.Relevant Grade Levels: 11th - 12thSchedule: Mon 1:30 - 3:00pm (Raleigh) &Thu 1:30 - 3:00pm (Cary) [both] |

## Pre-Calculus: Trigonometry (2nd Semester Course) |
## General Biology |
## General Chemistry |

Overview: Pre-Calculus: Trigonometry is designed to prepare students for calculus and review exponential functions, trigonometric relationships, vector geometry, and conic sections. This semester long course aligns with MAT172 in the community college system. Classes meet two times a week: one time in the Raleigh location and one time in the Cary location. This course runs from January 26th to May 22nd. Pre-Calculus: Trigonometry is intended for high level 11th graders or college-ready 12th graders.Relevant Grade Levels: 11th - 12thSchedule: Mon 1:30 - 3:00pm (Raleigh) &Thu 1:30 - 3:00pm (Cary) [both] |
Overview: General Biology offers an exhaustive survey of general principles found in life sciences. This course explores the chemical context of life, cell biology, cellular respiration, genetics, and the mechanisms of evolution. General Biology is an intense course that prepares students for the rigors of college level curriculum.Relevant Grade Levels: 9th - 12thSchedule: Mon 3:00 - 4:30pm (Raleigh) |
Overview: This course is designed to encourage mastery of the essential concepts of chemistry and the relationship between energy and matter. Most classes will focus on practical applications, physical demonstrations, and a basic understanding of the subatomic world. Utilizing higher level math concepts to characterize chemical change, this class serves high school students from grades 9-12. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and/or teacher approval.Relevant Grade Levels: 9th - 12thSchedule: Tue 3:00 - 4:30pm (Cary)Wed 3:00 - 4:30pm (Raleigh) |

## General PhysicsOverview: Our General Physics course provides an exhaustive and challenging survey of many of the mathematical relationships found throughout the physical world. Designed for students with higher level math abilities, this class offers an ideal preparation for college sciences. This course is divided into four major components: general mechanics and translational motion, forces, energy, and electricity. Prerequisite: Algebra 1 and/or teacher approval. |
## Physical SciencesOverview: Physical Sciences serves as an broad survey of essential chemistry and physics concepts found in high school and college level courses. Grounded in application study and general topics, this course reviews atoms and particles, reactions, solutions, general mechanics and translational motion, forces, and ways in which microscopic agents define our macroscopic world. |
## Intro to ChemistryOverview: Introduction to Chemistry is designed to encourage mastery of the essential concepts of chemistry and the relationship between energy and matter. Most classes will focus on practical applications, physical demonstrations, and a basic understanding of the subatomic world. |

Relevant Grade Levels: 9th - 12thSchedule: Thu 3:00 - 4:30pm (Cary)## AP Calculus ABOverview: AP Calculus is an intense, rigorous college level course that covers limits and continuity, derivatives and its applications, integrals and its applications, and differential equations. This course also integrates calculus concepts with real-world applications. Successful completion of this class will serve as extraordinary preparation for the AP Calculus AB examination.Relevant Grade Levels: 6th - 9thSchedule: none this year |
Relevant Grade Levels: 6th - 9thSchedule: none this year |
Relevant Grade Levels: 6th - 9thSchedule: none this year |