Math and Science Courses to Take

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



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