Serra students are required to complete four credits in mathematics.
Mrs. Kathleen Sigg, Mr. Michael Betler Ms. Ashley Dorn Ms. Lauren Harter Mrs. Beverly Koch Chair
412-751-2021 ext. 317 412-751-2020 ext. 307 412-751-2020 ext. 316 412-751-2020 412-751-2020 ext. 308
*Denotes classes that are available for "College in High School" credit
LEVEL DESCRIPTION FOR MATH PROGRESSION
Level 1: The level 1 track is for the student who needs more support with math. It includes four years of math. Since the most important part of any sequence of classes is the foundation, in level 1, Algebra 1 is spread over two years to lay a solid foundation for further study. Students then go on to Geometry in the junior year and finish with a year of Trigonometry/Algebra 2. The level 1 math student is prepared to step into a program at a technical school or a community college and many will be ready for College Algebra in a four year college.
Level 3: This is the normal sequence of classes for a college prep student. Our level 3 students take Algebra 1 as freshmen, Geometry as sophomores, Algebra 2 as juniors and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra as seniors. These students are prepared for either Calculus or College Algebra/Trig when entering college.
Level 5: The level 5 student at Serra is an exceptional math student. Our objective in level 5 is to prepare this student to take Calculus during his/her senior year. Our level 5 students take a sequence of Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus Mathematics, Pre-Calculus Trigonometry and Computer Programming – finishing the normal sequence of high school math by the end of their junior year. In the senior year, students have an opportunity to take Business Calculus, Calculus, and/or Statistics. Senior level 7 classes are offered for college credit through the University of Pittsburgh.
College in High School Credits Offered through the University of Pittsburgh
*Students may elect to take the Calculus AB Advanced Placement test.
College in High School Credits Offered Through Seton Hill University
TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude in Mathematics & Science) - Annual competition sponsored by Technology Student Association