Advanced Algebra 2 is an accelerated course that integrates select Pre-Calculus concepts to prepare students for Pre-Calculus for BC. Students are expected to master Algebraic mechanics and understand the underlying theory and apply the concepts to real-world situations. Examples of extended topics include graphing, solving equations, and solving practical problems with exponential, logarithmic, rational, composite, and inverse functions, conic sections, and sum of finite convergent series. The study of the trigonometric circular functions will continue from Advanced Geometry and prepare students for further study of this topic in the Pre-Calculus courses for both AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. This course has an associated Standards of Learning (SOL) test. Students will participate in these tests only when they have not yet earned sufficient credit for graduation and/or satisfied federal testing requirements. Algebra 2 is required for the Advanced Studies Diploma.

Teacher recommendation and completion of bridge coursework

### Prerequisites

Advanced Algebra 1 ** or** Algebra 1 (with teacher recommendation and completion of bridge coursework)