Accredited Virtual High School Math Curriculum.

Students who study math online at Sterling Academy can learn in a friendly, encouraging environment. Many tools are provided to tailor learning to the individual student to make each learning experience customized and individualized. Open communication with feedback keeps students on top of their learning with clear knowledge of their progress. Having self-directed math courses allows students to take ownership of their education while they develop pride and confidence.

Here is a short demonstration video from our Algebra 1 course.

**Algebra 1**

This course provides an in depth coverage of writing, solving, and graphing a variety of equations and inequalities, linear systems, functions, properties of real numbers, and numeric and algebraic expressions, including laws of exponents, radicals and rational expressions.

Lab activities allow students to explore algebraic principles. For example, in the lesson on Solving Equations, students interactively solve equations using the distributive property and then graph them.

**Geometry**

This course consists of reasoning, proofs, basic constructions, triangle relationships, quadrilaterals, and the concepts of surface area, volume, circles, and transformations.

Complementary labs strengthen the lessons in this course. For example, in the lesson on Properties of Triangles, students interactively classify triangles based on their sides and angles.

**Algebra 2**

Students master advanced algebraic concepts, including trigonometry, statistical analysis, permutations, and sequences and series.

Students build on their learning through lab exercises. For example, in the section on Operations with Functions, students are able to create and graph functions interactively.

**Honors Pre-Calculus**

*To learn about the content of the other mathematics courses, contact us to receive a full course catalog.*

Students are required to have 4 credits of mathematics to graduate. The following two courses are required for graduation:

- Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1
- Geometry or Honors Geometry

Students can choose from the following courses for their 3rd & 4th credit:

- Algebra 2 or Honors Algebra 2
- Honors Pre-Calculus
- Liberal Arts Mathematics 1 & 2
- Advanced Topics in Mathematics
- Mathematical Models with Applications
- Honors Probability & Statistics with Applications
- Honors Trigonometry
- Honors Mathematical Analysis
- Honors Analysis of Functions
- Mathematics for College Readiness
- Mathematics for College Success

In addition, the course *Informal Geometry* is available. This course is a preparation for the regular *Geometry* course for those who need it. *Informal Geometry* does not fulfill the geometry requirement for graduation; however, a student may take this course before taking *Geometry* and it will count as one of the four credits required in mathematics.

For students who come from school systems where their math courses are integrated, we offer Integrated Mathematics I/II/III.

**Nicole Grant****Sterling Academy Mathematics Teacher**

Nicole Grant graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.S. in Special Education. She has certifications in Mathematics (6-12), Specific Learning Disabilities (K-12), and Elementary Education (1-6). For the past 16 years, Ms. Grant has taught in a variety of environments including parochial school, public school, and private tutoring. She has a passion for teaching, especially in the virtual setting where instruction can be customized to accommodate students with different learning styles, backgrounds, and goals. Ms. Grant resides in Orlando, Florida with her husband and two children. When not teaching, she enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with family.

**Tim Ridgway****Sterling Academy Algebra 2 Teacher**

Tim Ridgway has taught middle school and high school science and math for 35 years in Southern California.

HomeBoyRidg, as his students like to call him, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1983 and started teaching in 1984 in Orange County, California. Since then he has taught in San Bernardino County. He has taught science, math, engineering, and was a teacher advisor for his public school's engineering club.

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