Lourdes High School emphasizes the synthesis of faith, culture, and life in accordance with Christian values. We believe that the learning of mathematics enables students to see the patterns and relationships in God’s creation. We enable students to grow and mature in taking responsibility for their own education. We ensure all students acquire sufficient and appropriate mathematical literacy for present and future needs through a variety of experiences. We believe students should be taught to be lifelong learners as well as be able to apply and analyze life experiences from a mathematical perspective.
Mathematics Department Curriculum Summary
We offer a comprehensive variety of mathematics courses at each grade level. Students follow a sequence of study starting with algebraic concepts and finishing in calculus. Our freshman students are typically placed in Algebra I, Algebra II, or Honors Algebra II based on past performance, testing results, and teacher recommendations. Our sophomore, junior, and senior students are placed in appropriate academic courses based on their achievement through each successive year.