# List of High School Summer Courses

**MATH - ADVANCED ALGEBRA I **

Grade Level: 9 - l2

Dates: June 2 – July 10

Prerequisite: Successful completion of grade 7 or grade 8 and completion of Math Course 3 with a Grade of B+ (86.5%) or higher

Credits: 10 Credits

The State of California requires that a student complete one full-year course of Algebra I as a condition of graduation. Topics covered in this Advanced Algebra I class include graphing and writing linear equations and inequalities, exponential expressions, operations with polynomials and radicals, quadratic equations, graphing functions including exponential cubic, and absolute value functions. Students in this class will be expected to learn material at an accelerated pace as compared to Algebra I and instruction will include additional depth and complexity. The Advanced Algebra I course is designed to better prepare students for more advanced math courses such as Advanced Geometry and Advanced Algebra 2. Students must pass both semesters of this course to move on to Geometry or Advanced Geometry.

**MATH - ADVANCED GEOMETRY **

Grade Level: 9 -11

Dates: June 2 – July 10

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Algebra I with a Grade of B (82.5% or higher) if taken

in Middle School or a Grade of B+ (86.5% or higher) if taken in High School

Credits: 10 Credits

Dublin Unified School District requires that a student complete one geometry course as a condition of graduation. Students in this Advanced Geometry class are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply geometry theorems and definitions. All California Standards for Geometry are covered including Reasoning and Proofs, Parallel and Perpendicular Lines, Transformations, Congruent Triangles, Relationships within Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Similarity, Right Triangles and Trigonometry, Circles, Circumference, Area, Volume and Probability. Students in this class will be expected to learn material at an accelerated pace as compared to Geometry and instruction will include additional depth and complexity. The Advanced Geometry course is designed to better prepare students for more advanced math courses such as Advanced Algebra 2 and PreCalculus. Students must pass both semesters of this course to move on to Algebra 2 or Advanced Algebra 2.

**ADVANCED ALGEBRA II (FORMERLY CALLED "ALGEBRA II/TRIGONOMETRY")**

Grade Level: 9 - 12

Dates: June 2 – July 10

Prerequisite: Student must have earned an 89.5% “A-“ or better in Geometry

Student must have earned an 89.5% in Algebra 1 as well

Credits: 10 Credits

This course is a Dublin High School math graduation requirement. This course teaches the Common Core State Standards for Algebra II. Topics studied include equations, functions, graphing, matrices, sequences and series, coordinate geometry, conic sections, statistics, data analysis, and probability in addition to algebra concepts. The use of graphing calculator technology enhances the study of these topics. It is strongly recommended that students have their own graphing calculator.

**PRE-CALCULUS (FORMERLLY CALLED "TRIGONOMETRY/PRE-CALCULUS")**

Grade Level: 10 - 12

Dates: June 2 – July 10

Prerequisite: Student must have earned an 82.5% “B” in Algebra II/Trig

Credits: 10 Credits

A comprehensive study of Trigonometry is covered in the first semester with the second semester curriculum covering such topics as advanced functions, conics, and discrete mathematics. This is a rigorous course that prepares students for advance levels of mathematics. Students should have a strong math background and very good study skills. Students need to have a graphing calculator.

#### PHYSICAL EDUCATION - **TEAM SPORTS **

Grade Level: 9 - 12

Dates: June 5 – June 17 | June 22 – July 9 or both sessions - Please note PE classes have one less day per semester.

Prerequisite: None

Credits: 5 or 10 Credits

This course builds on the basic foundation of the ninth-grade core program. The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to choose life-time activities and increase their skill proficiency, strength, flexibility and conceptual learning specific to each instructional unit. These activities include football, ultimate frisbee, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, and lacrosse.

For incoming freshman, this course credit will apply to their 2nd year of PE as required for graduation. Students will still be required to take freshman PE in their 9th grade year.

#### SCIENCE - BIOLOGY

Grade Level: 9 - 10

Dates: June 2 – July 10

Prerequisite: Student must have earned 82.5% "B" or better in science and English

Credits: 10 Credits

Students in Biology are challenged with more hands on learning and focus on the Biology standards as they participate in research of their own design as well as national scientific studies. The focus on labs helps prepare students for future scientific endeavors. In order to receive Biology with Research credit you must participate in the DPIE Science Fair in July. Biology with Research introduces students to the study of life. During the first semester students learn about life on a cellular level; in the second semester emphasis is placed on the interaction of organisms with each other and the environment. Students will be expected to read at or above grade level and to be capable of independent work. Critical thinking, lab work and reporting are emphasized.

#### SCIENCE - HONORS CHEMISTRY

Grade Level: 10-12

Dates: June 2 – July 10

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II with Trigonometry or above;

Successful completion of all semesters of previous math and science classes*Note: Students taking Honors Chemistry during the summer are required to enroll in AP Chemistry the following school year*

Credits: 10 Credits

Honors Chemistry is a rigorous class meant for students intending to major in math/science/computers/pre-med. Use of a graphing calculator is required for this course. Chemistry is concerned with the chemical properties of substances. Topics include: properties of matter; atomic theory, electron clouds and probability, periodic trends, chemical formulas, chemical reactions, chemical bonding kinetic theory, the gas laws, properties of solutions, reaction rates, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction and entropy.

At Dublin High School, as with most schools, Honors Chemistry is the prerequisite to taking AP Chemistry.

### High School Programs

High School summer courses accredited by Western Association of School Councils (WASC).

Through Dublin High School, courses satisfy University of California "a-g" subject requirements.

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