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Precalculus with
Grades 9–12
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About the Course
Designed to give students the in-depth understanding of college-level algebra and trigonometry needed to learn before taking calculus. By providing a rigorous foundation in all mathematical concepts, this course offers the tools needed for students to excel beyond the calculus level.
What Makes Precalculus with Trigonometry Different?
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Permutations and combinations are introduced in a visual, systematic way before the formula is established. Students are then given real-life problems to work through. Launch Video
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Tutor Support Included

Tutor Supported Features - $445.00 (quarterly)*
  • Dedicated tutors for one-to-one learning
  • Tutoring via video chat, phone, or email
  • Digital Classroom sessions
  • Academic coaching
  • Parent-Tutor conferences
  • Completion certificate
  • Detailed progress reporting
  • Technical support
  • 3-month course enrollment
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Additional Details

Pre-Calculus is delivered entirely online and begins immediately upon completion of your enrollment.

Recommended usage: 60-90 minutes per week. On average, students complete this course within 5 months.

Skills Covered: The course consists of 10 units. Upon completion of each chapter, students must take exams. Students are expected to retake exams if they score less than 85%. At the end of the course, students take a final exam. Students are required to score over 80% on this exam or retake it. The course grade is primarily based on the final exam grade. Students learn the fundamentals of algebra, functions and graphs, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions and more. Download the Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry Course Outline.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent

Recommended Textbook: Precalculus, by Lial, Hornsby, Schnieder and Daniels, 5th Ed., Addison-Wesley. ISBN #: 0321783808

System Requirements: This course requires modern operating systems, an internet connection, browsers and installed versions of the latest Java JVM and Flash Player plug-ins. These courses will not run on mobile devices and outdated operating systems as a result.

  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.10, Safari 8, Adobe Flash Player 16, Java 1.7u65+
  • Windows: Windows 8.1, Firefox, Adobe Flash Player 16, Java 1.7u65+

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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if this course is right for my child?

Initial placement decisions for most courses are determined using input from a student and their parents. If you need assistance in choosing a course, please use our Course Advisor wizard. You can also chat or email us here.

What is the recommended time a student should spend on each course?

To help students achieve their maximum potential, we recommend that they work in each course at least 20-30 minutes daily, a minimum of 3 days a week. For more information on schedules that our G& students have used to accelerate their learning for each course, click here.

What happens if my student finishes the course early?

If the student finishes the course with time remaining in his/her quarter, he/she can continue to the next course in sequence with the remaining time for no additional cost. To complete a course transfer, contact a member of our Customer Experience Team.

Precalculus with Trigonometry Grades: 9–12

$445 quarterly
(3 months)