One six-week session
June 22–July 31
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Boys and girls, rising 9th through rising 12th graders
*This class will take place online*
What to bring: Computer with webcam and microphone capability, WiFi access, graphing calculator, pencil, notebook, loose leaf paper, folder and binder
In this class, students learn algebra skills such as advanced polynomials, imaginary and complex numbers, quadratics, logarithmic and exponential functions, rational functions and trigonometry. Students will use the graphing calculator for graphing, finding roots of all types of functions, and examining transformations of parent functions. Assessments include daily quizzes and quarterly progress checks. Although homework is not assigned, students will be expected to complete in class assignments and turn them in for 10% of their grade at the end of each quarter. Any uncompleted classwork will need to be completed at home. This class is eligible for credit pending approval from the student’s school. It is important to confirm with your child's home school that credit can be earned for this class.
Given the accelerated pace of this class, each day is equivalent to one week of class during the regular school year. Therefore, absences can be detrimental to a student’s progress and grade. Students who misses three or more class days will no longer be eligible to receive course credit.
Click here to see the Algebra II course syllabus. Please note that this timeline is subject to change based on class progress.
A textbook will be provided but must be returned to Landon Summer at the conclusion of the class. A deposit equal to value of the book will be held in your Landon Summer account and removed when the book is received by August 16 in acceptable condition (students may not write in book). You may also choose to purchase the book at the beginning of the class, in which case the deposit will become a charge. Please contact the Landon Summer office if you would like to purchase the textbook.
Teacher bio: Michelle Holloway is entering her 12th summer teaching Algebra II at Landon Summer. She is a mathematics instructor at Walt Whitman High School, where she teaches Algebra II and AP Calculus BC. Holloway has taught all levels of mathematics from pre-algebra up to college algebra. She taught in Pennsylvania for 11 years and served on the committee for the Pennsylvania State Standard Assessment (PSSA). Holloway loves math, has three sons, and enjoys running and being outdoors.
Fun fact: Michelle was a contestant in the Junior Miss Pageant in high school.