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Math Department 

Math Department Chairperson
Mr. Christopher Aguilar, (512) 841-9039
 
Math Instructional Coach/Lead Teacher
Ms. Elise Briseno, (512) 841-9733
elise.briseno@austinisd.org
 
Math Dept. Supervising Administrator
Mr. Brad Lancaster, (512) 841-9814
 

Your High School Math Path

Here are some suggestions in making choices for the math classes you will take in high school. You may already be aware of, but if not, we’re glad we can enlighten you. As always ask your math teacher if you need clarification. Note that preAP is an option for all classes below (except statistics and calculus). Remember that beginning with the graduating class of 2010, you must complete 4 years of math in order to graduate from high school.

Possible 4 year Scenarios:
9th – Algebra 1
10th – Geometry
11th – Algebra 2
12th – Precalculus

OR

9th – Algebra 1
10th – Geometry
11th – Algebra 2
12th – AP Statistics

OR

9th – Geometry
10th – Algebra 2
11th – Precalculus
12th – AP Statistics

OR

9th – Geometry
10th – Algebra 2
11th – AP Statistics
12th – Precalculus

OR

9th – Geometry
10th – Algebra 2
11th – Precalculus
12th – AP Calculus AB (or BC)

If you want to double up or take summer school, here are some options to get you to a higher level class before you graduate:

9th – Algebra 1
10th – Geometry & Algebra 2
11th – Precalculus
12th – AP Statistics

OR

9th – Algebra 1
10th – Geometry & Algebra 2
11th – Precalculus
12th – AP Calculus AB (or BC)

OR

9th – Algebra 1
10th – Geometry
11th – Algebra 2
ACC summer school Precalculus
12th – AP Calculus AB (or BC)

  • Algebra 1 students: If you are a strong student, double up on geometry and algebra 2. That way, if you so choose, you’ll reach one higher level of math while you’re here (whether it’s precalculus, statistics or calculus).
  • Algebra 2 students: AP statistics is used in practically every field that you’ll most likely have to take it in college, so why not here. You can take statistics after algebra 2.
  • Precalculus students: AP statistics is used in practically every field that you’ll most likely have to take it in college, so why not here. Also AP Calculus AB or BC can be taken after precalculus. You do not need to take AB before BC. BC covers the same topics as AB and then some, so it’s a faster pace.
  • Geometry students: All of the above applies to you at some point. There need to be at least 24 students or so for a class to make, so you should encourage friends or write a petition or whatever to make sure that 24 or more sign up the first time through.