Student course schedules are created by the TCHS Guidance Department on a case-by-case basis. For specific details regarding TCHS Pickering student course schedules, please contact our guidance department:
Lea Scott, Guidance Counselor, LeaS@cciu.org, (610) 933-8877, ext 4214
Please note: Courses identified with an * may be offered as an online course by the Brandywine Virtual Academy, a CCIU-operated virtual academy and a TCHS partner. Your student will be allotted time in their schedule to complete these courses at TCHS Pickering. These online courses are taught by a PA-certified, highly qualified teacher, who conducts virtual lectures and provides web-based course materials and assessments.
This course allows students to develop a solid foundation in basic algebra skills and concepts. Topics include algebraic vocabulary,properties and their operations, linear sentences, lines and distance,slopes and lines, exponents and powers, polynomials, and systems of equations. Further, Algebra I allows students to develop mathematical power through problem solving strategies, reasoning activities and cooperative learning projects using appropriate tools.
This course reviews basic algebraic concepts and then introduces the elements of inductive and deductive reasoning as they relate to the study of geometry. Geometry topics include perpendicular lines,parallel lines and planes, congruent triangles, similar polygons,circles, arcs, triangles, geometric constructions and loci coordinate geometry, and areas and volumes of various types of figures. Through the use of geometry, students become problem solvers who are able to meet the demands of tomorrow’s world. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
This course consists of a review of Algebra I topics and further develops the concepts of polynomials, factoring, relations, functions,solutions of linear equations, rational, irrational and complex numbers. The course then introduces the study of quadratic equations,logarithms, and elementary trigonometry. Algebra II allows students to enhance their creative thinking by interpreting the application of algebraic principles to related technology and scientific use.
Algebra II Honors
This is an accelerated course of study with an in-depth development of the topics listed in Algebra II. The course is also technology rich with project-based learning including a summer technology component and a collaboration of student, CTE instructor and academic instructor in the creation of a video showing the relationship of mathematical concepts to a student’s specific program of study.
This course consists of a review of the concepts taught in Algebra II and geometry as they relate to the principles of trigonometry.Development of the relationship between functions and their graphs is explored with extensive use of the graphing calculator incorporated throughout the course. Systems of linear equations and inequalities,including matrices are covered with application to technology where possible. After completing Pre-Calculus, students have a strong foundation for work in calculus and problem-solving applications necessary in a technical field. Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry.
Pre-Calculus Honors *
This is an accelerated course of study with an in-depth development of the topics listed in Pre-Calculus.
This course introduces elementary topics of Calculus including limits, continuity and curve sketching. It also applies differentiation to minimum and maximum and related rate problems and integration to surface areas and volumes. It is recommended for students who will need to take calculus in college. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus.
Probability and Statistics *
Probability emphasizes simulations of real world problems that involve students in experimenting, collecting, organizing and using data. Statistics emphasizes “making sense of data” by exploring and organizing relevant data in a variety of ways. Students learn about modeling trends and predicting the behavior of systems over time.Extensive use of the statistical calculator and applications that are relevant to the student’s occupational program are incorporated.Prerequisite: Algebra II and Geometry.
Algebra I Math Lab 9
This math class provides an individual approach to Algebra I along with reinforcement of basic math skills. IEP goals are targeted with progress being closely monitored so that instruction can be adjusted as needed. It is a progressively challenging class. Algebra I topics taught are: simplifying expressions, plotting coordinate plan, solving slope, order of operations, linear equations and data analysis.
Geometry Math Lab 10
This math class provides an individual approach to Geometry along with reinforcement of basic math skills. IEP goals are targeted with progress being closely monitored so that instruction can be adjusted as needed. It is a progressively challenging class. Geometry topics taught are: basic geometry concepts (points, lines, distance, midpoints)angles, perpendicular and parallel lines and triangles.
Algebra II Math Lab 11
This math class provides an individual approach to Algebra II along with reinforcement of basic math skills. IEP goals are targeted with progress being closely monitored so that instruction can be adjusted as needed. It is a progressively challenging class. Algebra II topics taught are: exponents, scientific notation, probability, quadratic functions and equations, polynomials and factoring, and rational expressions and equations.
Consumer Math Lab 12
This math class provides an individual approach to consumer math along with reinforcement of basic math skills. IEP goals are targeted with progress being closely monitored so that instruction can be adjusted as needed. It is a progressively challenging class. Consumer math topics taught are: expenses (wants and needs), making a budget,salary (gross, net, deductions) retirement, stock market, using a checking account, finding suitable housing and transportation.
This course provides a structured approach to a variety of topics such as ratios, percents, equations, inequalities, geometry, graphing and probability and statistics. A solid foundation in these topics with real-world applications to the more abstract algebraic concepts can be found throughout the text. Various activity labs in each chapter ensures students receive the visual and special instruction necessary to conceptualize these abstract concepts, better preparing them for life in the work force.