Engineers and scientists are uniquely suited to take leadership roles in our technological society, and every university-bound student should keep the option of majoring in these fields open by maintaining a focus on math and science during all of their middle and high school years.
Here we give standard math and science sequences for students who take Algebra 1 in 7th and 8th grades.
For students taking Algebra 1 in 7th grade:
8th grade: Honors Geometry; Honors Physical Science or Honors Earth/Space Science
9th grade: Honors Algebra 2; Honors Biology 1 or Honors Chemistry 1
10th grade: Honors Precalculus; Honors Chemistry 1 or AP Physics 1
11th grade: AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC; AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Chemistry or AP Biology
12th grade: AP Calculus BC or Dual Enrollment courses in Calculus 3 and Ordinary Differential Equations; AP Physics C or AP Chemistry
For students taking Algebra 1 in 8th grade:
8th grade: Honors Algebra 1; Honors Physical Science
9th grade: Honors Geometry; Honors Biology 1
10th grade: Honors Algebra 2; Honors Chemistry 1
11th grade: Honors Precalculus; AP Physics 1
12th grade: AP Calculus AB; AP Physics 2 or AP Chemistry