All students need to take three years of high school mathematics in grades 9- 12 in order to graduate.A maximum of one credit may be taken outside of the Mathematics Department. Placement in the appropriate mathematics course is made on the basis of student success in prior mathematics courses, prognostic tests, and teacher recommendation. A student may select a course more or less difficult than the one recommended only with parents permission. Caution is advised, however, since such a decision may not be in the student's best educational interest and since it may also jeopardize the student's chances of graduating on schedule. Please note that many mathematics courses require that the student has a graphing calculator. We recommend the TI-84 Plus. Although other graphing calculators may suffice, all instruction will be done using the TI-84 Plus.