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Updated with information for the 202324 school year.
Classes in orange are available for Valley Southwoods students.
Courses are listed alphabetically by pathway, with some courses listed in multiple pathways.
Blended and online courses are set up so students receive instruction in the classroom and through digital online media during regular school hours.
Course Competency Exam Policy
Students interested in testing out of any mathematics class should see their counselor by Aug. 10. Testing will take approximately three hours. A grade of 80 percent is required to test out of any course. Students will then be appropriately placed in a more advanced course.

Conventional A Pathway
Algebra I
MTH111 and MTH112  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬛9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra I (Online)
MTH111o and MTH112o  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬛9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra I is a twosemester course which helps students acquire an understanding of the structure of the number system and a knowledge of algebraic expressions and equations. This course also provides practice in the interpretation of verbal problems and training in logical thinking. Topics include operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, factoring, and systems of equations, graphing, and quadratic equations.
Algebra II A
MTH311 and MTH312  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry A or B
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra II is a twosemester course for students who have successfully completed Geometry and desire another year of mathematics. The same text is used as in Algebra II and Trigonometry B or C, but there is less emphasis on challenge and enrichment exercises and no trigonometry topics are covered. Topics that are covered include a review of algebra, complex numbers, quadratic functions, polynomial equations, exponents, logarithms, sequences, and series.
Algebra II A (PBLN)
MTH311p and MTH312p  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry A or B
REQUIRED ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIThis course is taught using projectbased instructional strategies. Students will earn 2 credits for Algebra II. Please see the Algebra II course description for further information.
AP Statistics
MTH437 and MTH438  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAP Statistics is a twosemester college level statistics course. The purpose of AP Statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.
Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:
 Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
 Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
 Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
 Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses
Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement, or both for a onesemester introductory college statistics course.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
It is highly advised to take the Advanced Placement exam as a culmination of the AP course curriculum. Students who successfully complete an AP course will have a .5 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Students who participate in the AP exam will have a total of 1.0 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Regardless of exam participation, a student's transcript will reflect the title of the AP course they enrolled in.
Each exam has a cost that will be incurred by the student. If students are in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of AP exams, please see your assigned counselor for information.
Geometry A
MTH211 and MTH212  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra A
REQUIRED ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIGeometry A is a twosemester course, which uses the same text and course outline as Geometry B. Topics include congruence and similarity of figures, right triangles, area, volume, and coordinate geometry. Students learn to analyze and solve problems, maintain their algebra skills, and organize and compose proofs.
Geometry A (PBLN)
MTH211p and MTH212p  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra A
REQUIRED ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIThis course is taught using projectbased instructional strategies. Students will earn 2 credits for Geometry A. Please see the Geometry A course description for further information.
Statistics
MTH417 or MTH418  First OR Second Semester
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II and Trigonometry B/C
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬜10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIStatistics is a onesemester course with topics including data collection, graphical representation of data, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, standard scores, and hypotheses testing.
Trigonometry
MTH413 or MTH414  First OR Second Semester
Prerequisite: Algebra II or current enrollment in Algebra II
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬜10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAITrigonometry is a onesemester course covering trigonometry functions, inverse trig functions, graphing, trigonometry identities, applications, trigonometry equations, and polar coordinates. Students who have successfully completed Algebra II and Trigonometry B or C may not enroll in this course.

Conventional B Pathway
Algebra I
MTH111 and MTH112  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬛9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra I (Online)
MTH111o and MTH112o  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬛9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra I is a twosemester course which helps students acquire an understanding of the structure of the number system and a knowledge of algebraic expressions and equations. This course also provides practice in the interpretation of verbal problems and training in logical thinking. Topics include operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, factoring, and systems of equations, graphing, and quadratic equations.
Algebra II and Trigonometry B
MTH321 and MTH322  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry B
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra II and Trigonometry B is a twosemester course that places an emphasis on the understanding of mathematical structures and processes. Functions of real numbers, one of the central ideas in mathematics, are studied throughout the course, and skill in algebraic manipulation is strengthened. Topics of study include rational exponents, complex numbers, and trigonometry. Challenge exercises encourage students to apply their knowledge at higher levels. Changes from this course to Algebra II may be made with teacher recommendation and must be completed during the first 10 weeks of the semester.
Algebra II and Trigonometry B (PBLN)
MTH321[ and MTH322[  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry B
REQUIRED ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIThis course is taught using projectbased instructional strategies. Students will earn 2 credits for Algebra II and Trigonometry B. Please see the Algebra II and Trigonometry B course description for further information.
AP Statistics
MTH437 and MTH438  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAP Statistics is a twosemester college level statistics course. The purpose of AP Statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.
Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:
 Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
 Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
 Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
 Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses
Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement, or both for a onesemester introductory college statistics course.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
It is highly advised to take the Advanced Placement exam as a culmination of the AP course curriculum. Students who successfully complete an AP course will have a .5 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Students who participate in the AP exam will have a total of 1.0 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Regardless of exam participation, a student's transcript will reflect the title of the AP course they enrolled in.
Each exam has a cost that will be incurred by the student. If students are in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of AP exams, please see your assigned counselor for information.
Geometry B
MTH221 and MTH222  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra B
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIGeometry B (Blended)
MTH221b and MTH222b  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra B
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIGeometry B is a twosemester course, which involves the development and study of a mathematical system. This course is designed to review and strengthen algebraic skills, develop deductive and inductive reasoning ability, and increase spatial perception. The topics include principles of logic, parallelism, congruence, similarity, circles, spheres, constructions and loci, areas, volumes, coordinate geometry, and transformations. Changes from this course to Geometry A may be made with teacher recommendation and must be completed during the first 10 weeks of the semester.
Geometry B (PBLN)
MTH221p and MTH222p  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra B
REQUIRED ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIThis course is taught using projectbased instructional strategies. Students will earn 2 credits for Geometry B. Please see the Geometry B course description for further information.
PreCalculus
MTH421 and MTH422  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra II Trigonometry B Or Algebra II Trigonometry C
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIPreCalculus begins with a study of mathematical systems. This course will explore various functions and their inverses, concepts in Analytical Geometry including indepth explorations with parametric equations, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Each topic will reinforce the students’ understanding of the functions, transformations, and inverses. PreCalculus is recommended for students who plan on taking Calculus AB at Valley. DMACC credit is awarded after Spring Semester.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
Statistics
MTH417 or MTH418  First OR Second Semester
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II and Trigonometry B/C
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬜10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIStatistics is a onesemester course with topics including data collection, graphical representation of data, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, standard scores, and hypotheses testing.

Advanced Pathway
Algebra II and Trigonometry B
MTH321 and MTH322  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry B
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra II and Trigonometry B is a twosemester course that places an emphasis on the understanding of mathematical structures and processes. Functions of real numbers, one of the central ideas in mathematics, are studied throughout the course, and skill in algebraic manipulation is strengthened. Topics of study include rational exponents, complex numbers, and trigonometry. Challenge exercises encourage students to apply their knowledge at higher levels. Changes from this course to Algebra II may be made with teacher recommendation and must be completed during the first 10 weeks of the semester.
Algebra II and Trigonometry B (PBLN)
MTH321p and MTH322p  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry B
REQUIRED ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIThis course is taught using projectbased instructional strategies. Students will earn 2 credits for Algebra II and Trigonometry B. Please see the Algebra II and Trigonometry B course description for further information.
Algebra II and Trigonometry C
MTH305 and MTH306  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Geometry C or teacher recommendation
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAlgebra II and Trigonometry C is an enriched twosemester course with text identical to Algebra II and Trigonometry B. All topics are covered in greater depth than in the other Algebra II & Trigonometry course, and additional enrichment topics are discussed. Algebra II and Trigonometry C is recommended for students who plan to take AP Calculus at Valley.
Changes from this course to Algebra II and Trigonometry B may be made with teacher recommendation and must be completed during the first 10 weeks of the semester.
AP Calculus AB
MTH433 and MTH434  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: PreCalculus OR Algebra II and Trig C
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬜10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAP Calculus AB is a twosemester collegelevel calculus course. Topics include the algebra of functions, limits, continuity, the derivative and its applications, differentials, integration and integration techniques, and the definite integral (including volumes and areas). Technology will be used to explore functions graphically, use numerical data, and model realworld applications.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
It is highly advised to take the Advanced Placement exam as a culmination of the AP course curriculum. Students who successfully complete an AP course will have a .5 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Students who participate in the AP exam will have a total of 1.0 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Regardless of exam participation, a student's transcript will reflect the title of the AP course they enrolled in.
Each exam has a cost that will be incurred by the student. If students are in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of AP exams, please see your assigned counselor for information.
AP Calculus BC
MTH435 and MTH436  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: AP Calculus AB
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAP Calculus BC is a twosemester collegelevel calculus course, which includes all of the topics of AP Calculus AB, most in greater depth. Additional topics include vector functions and parametrically defined functions, polar coordinates, integral applications (arc length, work, area of a surface of revolution), sequences and series, and elementary differential equations. Technology will be used to explore functions graphically, use numerical data, and model realworld applications.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
It is highly advised to take the Advanced Placement exam as a culmination of the AP course curriculum. Students who successfully complete an AP course will have a .5 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Students who participate in the AP exam will have a total of 1.0 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Regardless of exam participation, a student's transcript will reflect the title of the AP course they enrolled in.
Each exam has a cost that will be incurred by the student. If students are in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of AP exams, please see your assigned counselor for info.
AP Statistics
MTH437 and MTH438  FullYear Course
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIAP Statistics is a twosemester college level statistics course. The purpose of AP Statistics is to introduce students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data.
Students are exposed to four broad conceptual themes:
 Exploring Data: Describing patterns and departures from patterns
 Sampling and Experimentation: Planning and conducting a study
 Anticipating Patterns: Exploring random phenomena using probability and simulation
 Statistical Inference: Estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses
Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement, or both for a onesemester introductory college statistics course.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
It is highly advised to take the Advanced Placement exam as a culmination of the AP course curriculum. Students who successfully complete an AP course will have a .5 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Students who participate in the AP exam will have a total of 1.0 weighted grade applied to their GPA for the course. Regardless of exam participation, a student's transcript will reflect the title of the AP course they enrolled in.
Each exam has a cost that will be incurred by the student. If students are in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of AP exams, please see your assigned counselor for information.
Geometry C
MTH231 and MTH232  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra I C
ADVANCED ⬛9 ⬜10 ⬜11 ⬜12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIThis twosemester course is aligned with the High School Iowa Core Math Standards. Geometry topics include principles of logic, parallelism, congruence, similarity, circles, spheres, constructions and loci, areas, volumes, coordinate geometry, and transformations. This Clevel course is an accelerated course designed to meet the needs of students who are proficient in their knowledge of the High School Iowa Core Math Standards in Algebra I. This course is a prerequisite for Algebra II C & Trigonometry.
PreCalculus
MTH421 and MTH422  FullYear Course
Prerequisite: Algebra II Trigonometry B Or Algebra II Trigonometry C
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬛10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬛DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIPreCalculus begins with a study of mathematical systems. This course will explore various functions and their inverses, concepts in Analytical Geometry including indepth explorations with parametric equations, polar coordinates, and conic sections. Each topic will reinforce the students’ understanding of the functions, transformations, and inverses. PreCalculus is recommended for students who plan on taking Calculus AB at Valley. DMACC credit is awarded after Spring Semester.
It must be taken for DMACC credit. Effective for math classes, all students who wish to enroll in a DMACC mathematics course for the first time will be required to take the ALEKS mathematics placement assessment. The results of this exam will determine eligibility for the math course students wish to take.
Statistics
MTH417 or MTH418  First OR Second Semester
Prerequisite: Algebra II or Algebra II and Trigonometry B/C
ELECTIVE ⬜9 ⬜10 ⬛11 ⬛12
⬜DMACC ⬛NCAA ⬛RAIStatistics is a onesemester course with topics including data collection, graphical representation of data, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, standard scores, and hypotheses testing.