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Algebra 2 with Trig Course Guide

Course Description:

Algebra 2 with Trigonometry is a challenging year-long advanced course, which continues the study of Algebra 1 and Geometry. The content of the course includes solution of equations in one, two, and three variables; factoring, relations, and functions; rational and irrational numbers; complex numbers, quadratic systems, exponents, and logarithms; matrices, statistics, trigonometric functions, identities, and formulae; inverses of trigonometric functions. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of algebraic process to solve problems in the context of real life situations using mental arithmetic, estimation, and abstract thinking skills. The curriculum is based on the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards.

Course Materials:

All of the following are required: 3-ring binder (to organize however you prefer), loose leaf notebook paper, graph paper, pencils (absolutely NO pens), block eraser, ruler, $10 classroom improvement donation

Two each of the following are requested: Kleenex, paper towels, Clorox/Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, copy paper, expo dry erase markers, $10 math department improvement donation


Excellent attendance is mandatory. Students will not be permitted to make up assignments that are missed due to an unexcused absence. Assignments, quizzes, and tests missed on unexcused days will result in a zero. Students who fail to make up work missed for excused absences per the policy of Autauga County Schools will receive a zero. It is the student's responsibility to check for any missed work in the Make-up Work box. This is a college preparatory advanced class. Students who have significant attendance issues do not do well in this course.


Lesson plans, homework, assignment due dates, test/quiz dates, and other announcements will be updated on my page of on a regular basis. You can also email me from the website or at if you have questions or concerns.


I strongly suggest that every parent/guardian purchase INOW for the 2015-2016 school year. It is a great way to be informed of your child's progress in this class. I keep grades updated at a minimum of once per week.

Grading Procedures:

A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.

Your final nine-weeks grades will be based on:

70% Test/Major Test Grades – This category will include unit tests, mid-unit tests, major projects, and end-of-quarter tests.

30 % Daily/Minor Grades – This category will include quizzes, graded homework assignments, and minor projects.

Retake Policy:

The goal of the retake policy for tests is MASTERY of the course objectives. The retake policy is covered in detail on my website. Click on the link to familiarize yourself with this policy. Students who do not follow the guidelines of the policy will forfeit their right to a retake for the unit.


Because this is a college prep class, participation is expected. You will not be given a grade for completion of assignments or participating in class. Any grade recorded in INOW will have been graded for correction and will have covered prerequisite or current standards.

Final Grading:

Final grades will be earned according to the policy of the Autauga County Board of Education. The final is comprehensive.