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 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
Computer Science (with a career concentration completer)

Option 3:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Algebra

Geometry Part 1

Geometry

Algebra 2
or
Computer Science (with a career concentration completer)

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

 

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

Precalculus

IB Math Studies SL

Option 2:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Geometry*
or
Geometry Honors

Algebra 2
or
Algebra 2 Honors

IB Math Studies SL 1

IB Math Studies SL 2

Option 3:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Geometry*
or
Geometry Honors

Algebra 2 Trig Honors

IB Math HL 1

IB Math HL 2

Option 4:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Algebra 2 Trig Honors*

IB Math HL 1

AP BC Calculus
or
IB Math HL 2

IB Math HL 2