A minimum of 30 math credits are required for graduation. Students cannot receive credit for the same class/course more than one time. All students must pass Algebra 1 to graduate with a high school diploma. A grade of “C” is generally required to continue to the next semester in each course. Every student is strongly encouraged to take mathematics all four years of high school.
The mathematics curriculum at Golden Valley is designed to provide all students with the mathematical background needed to begin study in their field of interest and/or in college. The mathematics program includes a comprehensive series of college preparatory courses coupled with classes designed to bring all students to a proficient or advanced level of mathematical competence.
Placement may be adjusted to meet the needs of the individual student. Input from the teacher, parent, counselor, and student will be considered in making initial placements. In order to be eligible for a four year university, a student must successfully complete Algebra II.
Possible Career Objectives for the Student with Mathematics Training*
- Business Manager
- Computer Programmer
- Computer Scientist
- Stock Broker
- Systems Analyst
- Budget Analyst
- Financial Analyst
*Mathematics skills are required in all career areas