Each student needs to earn four Mathematics credits to be able to graduate. The Islands Math Teachers are dedicated to teaching each student and helping each student to achieve this goal. It is important to work consistently in Mathematics classes at all levels. Doing assignments reinforces the skills learned and lays a foundation for what is to follow. Math is very sequential, and not having a good foundation will cause troubles in later topics. A major purpose of Mathematics in High School is the development of problem solving skills using algorithms and logical thinking.
Students should always come to class prepared with paper and pencil, and calculator if necessary.
We recommend the TI30XS Multiview calculator for simple math. For all courses, a graphing calculator such as the TI 84+ is helpful and will be needed for Advanced Algebra and subsequent courses. The graphing calculator has recently been approved for use on the GMAS (Georgia Milestones end of course test), so students in Algebra I and Geometry may also use it.
There are several paths students can take to get the minimum four required Math credits for graduation. Please understand that Mathematics is a sequential and must be taken in order. Trying to take two Math courses at one time is not at all recommended, and will pretty much ensure failure unless the courses are after Advanced Algebra and are listed as okay to take together.

Traditional

Accelerated (option 1)
starting in 9th Grade

Accelerated (option 2)
starting in 8th Grade

Remedial

9th Grade

Algebra I (Coordinate Alg)

Accelerated Alg I/ Geometry A

Accelerated Geometry B/ Advanced Algebra

Foundations of Algebra

10th Grade

Geometry (Analytic Geom)

Accelerated Geometry B/ Advanced Algebra

Accelerated PreCalculus

Algebra I

11th Grade

Advanced Algebra

Accelerated PreCalculus

AP Calculus AB
and/or
AP Statistics

Geometry

12th Grade

Math Elective

AP Calculus AB
and/or
AP Statistics

AP Calculus BC
and/or
AP Statistics

Advanced Algebra

4th year Math Electives: for AFTER Advanced Algebra:
AP Calculus AB/BC: Must have teacher approval to enroll, prerequisite is Accelerated PreCal or PreCalculus.
AP Statistics: Introductory college level Statistics course. Prerequisite is a minimum of a very strong grade in Advanced Algebra and strong work ethic, there will be work to do outside of class. PreCal and Calc students may take concurrently.
PreCalculus: Includes more Algebra topics and Trigonometry, prepares a student to take Calculus.
Advanced Math Decision Making (AMDM): Fourth year option for those who have successfully COMPLETED Advanced Algebra. This should not be taken concurrently with a lower level class. PreCalculus may be taken concurrently.
Math of Finance: Fourth year Math option that can be taken concurrently with Advanced Algebra, or AMDM. It does count as a Math credit for graduation, but the University System of Georgia considers it a Math elective. It is a very valuable course for learning how Math is used in the real world.
SAT Math Prep: One semester Math elective that reviews Math concepts on the SAT.