MATHEMATICS
The West Hartford Public High Schools' Mathematics Program embraces a standardsbased approach that reflects a balance between the development of conceptual understanding and procedural skills. Our program is grounded within four key areas: high expectations for all learners, promotion of inquiry and conjecture, reasoning and sense making, and habits of mind. The program facilitates inquiry and exploration of real world phenomena utilizing technology. Instruction for all students includes a common core of topics aligned with the Connecticut's Core Standards for Mathematics. The courses focus on exploring mathematical content through multiple representations including algebraic, numerical, graphical, and tabular.
A Level 3 (L3) sequence of Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry & Statistics will result in college and career readiness. Additional courses are recommended for students considering college majors in mathematics, engineering, other science related fields or business. Level 1 (L1) and Level 2 (L2) courses provide students with content and/or rigor beyond what is expected in a college preparatory course which will benefit students who are considering mathematics or science related careers. Level 1 (L1) courses will benefit students who demonstrate exceptional understanding and skill in mathematics.
Please note that for 20232024 we will be completing our transition to an updated sequence for our core courses (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry & Statistics). Students who took Algebra I in 20222023 should enroll in Algebra II for the 20232024 school year. Students who have taken Algebra I and Algebra II, but have yet to take Geometry, should enroll in Geometry & Statistics. Students who have taken Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II should enroll in Precalculus, Discrete Math, Probability and Statistics or another relevant elective.
Experience has shown that a final mark of C or above is needed to assure success in the subsequent mathematics course. Any student not meeting this benchmark should plan to repeat the course, preferably in summer school. Students must earn a full credit in prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in subsequent courses. Department permission is required to change courses during the school year.
Mathematics programs are individualized and designed to guide students through the sequence of courses which best suits their personal needs. The course progressions listed below reflect only a typical sequence.
Grade 9 
Grade 10 
Grade 11 
Grade 12 
Full Year

Full Year Courses:

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Full Year Courses:

Semester Elective Courses:
Full Year Intervention Course:

Full Year Elective Courses:
Semester Elective Courses

* Qualifying Mastery Experience Course
**Students are required to complete 3.0 Math credits for graduation.
 Advanced Placement Calculus AB
 Advanced Placement Calculus BC
 Advanced Placement Computer Science A
 Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles
 Advanced Placement Statistics
 Algebra I (L3), Algebra I (L2)
 Algebra II (L3), Algebra II (L2), Honors Algebra II (L1)
 Cryptography and Cybersecurity
 Discrete Mathematics
 Exploring Computer Science
 Exploring Data Science
 Geometry & Statistics (L3), Geometry & Statistics (L2), Honors Geometry & Statistics (L1)
 Honors PreCalculus
 Multivariable Calculus (Semester 1 only)
 Multivariable Calculus: Theory & Applications (Semester 2 only)
 PreAlgebra
 PreCalculus
 Probability and Statistics