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Should I do Algebra II/Trigonometry during the summer?

AdorilAdoril Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited April 2011 in Summer Programs
I have already completed Algebra I (A in both semesters), 1 semester of Geometry (A-, 1% away from an A), and I'm on my way on finishing my second semester of Geometry (currently, I have an A+). I was going to continue next year with Algebra II/Trigonometry, then Pre-Calculus Honors (the honors course expects you to be good in Trigonometry) and finally, AP Calculus BC. However, due to many of my friends/classmates telling me that Algebra II/Trig is an easy class, I'm thinking of doing Algebra II with Trigonometry (they're taught in the same class) over the summer. The course will be taught for 27 days for 6 hours (4 hours and 45 minutes of which will be the actual class time, while the rest are breaks) Monday-Friday. I just need other people's opinions of whether I should take the course over the summer or not. I think I'm good with Algebra, considering that out of 26 students, I was 1 out of the 3 people that passed the High School Exit Exam for Algebra I in my class. If I do do Algebra II/Trigonometry over the summer, next year, I have the option to either do Pre-Calculus (if I feel like I'm struggling) or Pre-Calculus Honors (if I feel like I'm not struggling). If I do Pre-Calculus, then I only have the option to take AP Calculus AB (which I don't want to). However, if I do Pre-Calculus Honors, I have the option to do AP Calculus BC and then another math AP class in the year after that. Also, if it helps, I live in the state of California. So what's your opinion?
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Replies to: Should I do Algebra II/Trigonometry during the summer?

  • BatlloBatllo - Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    Most people took Geometry in the summer.
    How fast are you in understanding math concepts?
    You need to find where(private high schools) you can take the class(you will pay) and where your high school will accept the class for credit (with approval from from your hs/school district).
    Better be quick spots get filled fast.
    Closely read the number of absences policy... 2 absences and you did not get credit, no exceptions.
  • AdorilAdoril Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Well the program is actually at my school during the summer, I talked to the my counselor about it and he said that it would be fine if I did it, but I need more opinions.
  • BatlloBatllo - Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    Do it.
    Ask him to reserve you a place.
    You can always cancel if you change your mind.
    You can do anything for 27 days.
    You'll have more options later, math wise.
  • AdorilAdoril Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Well the summer program isn't actually from our district so the counselor can't reserve spots or anything. Here's the website btw: Math Enrichment Summer Program
  • StanfordDukeStanfordDuke Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    I took 2Trig over the summer, and now am enrolled in PreCalc. Honors. I think it was fine. and you should do it!
  • chasehollchaseholl Registered User Posts: 1,005 Senior Member
    A2/T is very easy and straightforward.

    Pre-calc (honors or not) is a joke--at least at my school. BC is not that hard if you're good at math.

    I note from the summer program website:
    Math Enrichment will have the newest technology on site, including smart boards, laptops, and for the first summer, the new IPad 2 with educational applications installed for kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade.


    Wish our school used iPads :(.
  • BatlloBatllo - Posts: 3,047 Senior Member
    $900 for the one course!
    It will prepare you for the math placement test to test up to the next math sequence, if you bomb the test, too bad...
    You have to make an A or B on the class to be able to take the placement test.
    $900, you got the cash?
    Your gc says it is an approved program to give you credit for a full year of hs math on your transcript?
  • AdorilAdoril Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Well it seems like there are no more replies. Thank you guys for the responses!
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