Santa Cruz High

Math Academy

What is Math Academy ?

The Santa Cruz High Math Academy is a two-year program in which the curriculum is integrated and accelerated so that students will be prepared for AP Calculus BC their junior year. Some students may elect to take AP Calculus AB instead. Math options for senior year include AP Statistics, UCSC math classes, and Cabrillo math classes.

Year 1: The first year of Math Academy covers Algebra I, Geometry, and a variety of other intermediate/advanced topics in mathematics. These include, Fractals, Chaos Theory, Transformational Geometry, Probability, Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, and an introduction to Trigonometry.

Year 2: The second year of Math Academy covers the entire curriculum of Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, and Analytic Geometry. In addition, a substantial amount of Statistics and Calculus curricula are covered. Other non-traditional high school math topics are covered including calculator programming and matrices.

Most days consist of students working in groups collaborating with each other towards a common goal. The curriculum is designed to foster exploration and develop inquiry in mathematics within an activity-based setting. As individuals, the students will complete Warm-Ups, daily homework, and authentic assessments. There is an application process for consideration in this program. Please see the links below for an explanation on how to apply.

This video is designed for middle school students. It describes the Santa Cruz High Math Academy Year 1 course.

Math Information Night Presentation

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The exam will take 1-hour or less. You may NOT use a calculator.

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