Math and Science

 

Students are required to earn three units of credit in mathematics to graduate from Prospect High School. One credit must be in algebra and one in geometry. Honors students start with geometry and general education students start with algebra as freshmen, swapping this focus for sophomore year. As juniors, students either take an additional course in one of these areas or move on to pre-calculus before senior year, when most students have a chance to choose an elective. Electives are separated by level with mathematical analysis, advanced algebra, probability and statistics, and pre-calculus available at the general education level, honors or accelerated pre-calculus available for honors students, and calculus or statistics available at the advanced placement level. 

Students must earn at least two units of credit in science to qualify for graduation. Freshmen start with biology and then move on to chemistry as sophomores before taking physics as juniors. Senior year is open for students to choose from a range of electives, including zoology, medical chemistry, human physiology, oceanography, and environmental science, as well as Advanced Placement physics, chemistry, environmental science, and biology.