Algebra 2 Syllabus

Valiant College Preparatory

Course Syllabus – Algebra 2

Course Information

Teacher Information

Credit Hour: Math requirement

Name: Ms. Watters

Course: Algebra 2


School Attributes

VCP students will live by a set of principles and standards that can be applied to daily living. To encourage the formation of high personal standards and to demonstrate respect for all human beings. Our students will develop positive habits that lead toward long-term success and happiness. Habits such as self-discipline and the internal drive and desire to become the best you can be. We will develop a mindset that guides our students toward specific goals for self-improvement, and to develop a non-quitting spirit to overcome obstacles and become a successful achiever. We will instill a mindset of going through obstacles, never around them!

Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare students for pre-calculus. It involves the study of a review of algebra 1 and Algebra 2 through quadratic equations.

Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete Algebra 2 will be competent in the following areas:

  • Analyze and represent vector and matrix quantities in solving problems.
  • Analyze and use structure in expressions to solve problems
  • Solve problems when applying concepts of rational expressions
  • Create and use algebraic models to connect mathematical concepts and properties when solving real-world problems
  • Explain and justify reasoning when solving equations, inequalities, and systems of equations.
  • Interpret, analyze, and use functions when applied in a variety of contexts, including real-world phenomena.
  • Build functions that model relationships between two quantities.
  • Distinguish among situations that can be represented with linear, quadratic, and exponential models and provide evidence to support reasoning.
  • Apply algebraic models to express geometric relationships.
  • Apply statistical methods or reasoning to summarize, represent, and interpret categorical and quantitative data.

Student Evaluation

The grading system for the Mathematics Department at VCP is as follows:

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Class Participation





Attendance Policy

Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience. VCP expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students will accept full responsibility for ensuring their work does not suffer because of absences. All students are expected to attend every scheduled class on time. Exceptions may be made for illness and valid emergencies.

Classroom Expectations

  1. Arrive to class on time
  2. Be prepared
  3. Respect your classmates and teacher
  4. Give your all, all the time
  5. Be responsible for your actions
  6. No cell phones, or ipods permitted in the classroom

Class Requirements

Homework will be collected in the beginning of class the day it is due. It is YOUR responsibility to complete homework assignments. You will be given the opportunity to make up THREE homework assignments for full credit.

If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to make up the assignments and/or tests when you return. Every Monday, If you do not make up your assignments within one day, they will turn into zeros.

It is YOUR responsibility to come after school to catch up on missed work from your absences.

Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source. Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort. Both are considered serious offenses and will significantly affect your course grade. Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct booklet for additional information.


A combination of lecture, class discussion, presentations, videos, cooperative learning, and problem-based learning will be used in this course. Grades will be determined by the satisfactory and timely completion of assignments. The grade of each assignment is based on the prerequisite given for each assignment. Below is an overview of topic/ units and major assessments/assignments for this course. Please note dates/timeframes are subject to change and are an estimate.

General Information:

If you are having trouble with this class, come to me immediately and I can work with you. If you wait till the end of the marking period, it will be TOO LATE. I will be available to help you understand so you can be successful in this class.