Course Sequencing: High School Mathematics

Learn how to meet the math requirements for several different types of diplomas.

Standard Diploma

Acceptable Course Sequences

Option 1

This course sequence will satisfy Standard Diploma requirements, but it is recommended for students to take four years of mathematics.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

Algebra 1
or
Algebra 1 Honors

Geometry
or
Geometry Honors

Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis
or
Algebra 2
or
Algebra 2 Honors

Option 2

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Algebra 1 Part 1 Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2
or
Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

Option 3

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Algebra Geometry Part 1 Geometry Algebra 2
or
Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis

Advanced Studies Diploma

Acceptable Course Sequences

Option 1

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Algebra 1
or
Algebra 1 Honors
Geometry
or
Geometry Honors
Algebra 2
or
Algebra 2 Honors
Probability and Statistics
or
Trigonometry and Discrete Math
or
Trigonometry and Probability and Statistics
or
Precalculus/Precalculus Honors
or
AP Computer Science
or
AP Statistics
or
Computer Science (with a career concentration completer)

Option 2

Year 1

 

Year 2

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Algebra 1
or
Algebra 1 Honors
Geometry
or
Geometry Honors
Algebra 2
or
Algebra 2 Honors
Precalculus/Precalculus Honors AP Statistics
or
AP Computer Science
or
AP Calculus AB
or
AP Calculus BC

Option 3

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Algebra 1
or
Algebra 1 Honors
Geometry
or
Geometry Honors
Algebra, Functions, and Data Analysis Algebra 2
or
Algebra 2 Honors

IB Diploma

Acceptable Course Sequences

IB Math electives (vary by school site, please see course catalog): Multivariable Calculus, IB Comp Science, IB Math Studies SL.

* course prerequisite to Geometry is Algebra 1; prerequisites to Algebra 2 Trig HN are Algebra 1 and Geometry

Option 1

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Geometry*
or
Geometry Honors
Algebra 2
or
Algebra 2 Honors
IB Math Applications
and Interpretation 1
IB Math Applications 
and Interpretation SL 2 
or
IB Math Applications 
and Interpretation HL 2

Option 2

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Geometry*
or
Geometry Honors
Algebra 2 Trig Honors IB Math Applications
and Interpretation 1
IB Math Applications 
and Interpretation SL 2 
or
IB Math Applications 
and Interpretation HL 2