Math Department Description

The VVHS Math Department is comprised of 14 regular education math teachers. We offer courses in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Integrated Math (a mix of Alg. 1 and Geom.), Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry all of which meet the California state standards and also meet the A-G requirement for the California Universities. Further we offer 3 AP courses that have been approved for credit from the AP College Board: Calculus for AB and BC courses as well as for Statistics. For further Math credit for seniors only, we offer a Consumer Math course. Remedial classes are also offered for help in passing the California High Exit Exam (CAHSEE) for 11th and 12th graders who were not successful in previous attempts. Finally many of us offer Math Tutoring after school through Title 1 and Assets Funding. We believe a solid foundation in mathematics is critical especially now in the 21st century as many of the careers our students will have may not even exist right now. We utilize technology widely and there exist several additional resources online for many of our students. Several teachers have undergone extensive training in looking at data from District Interim exams as well as the CSTs and collaborating with math teachers from other schools in Professional Learning Communities. We are all driven to push our students to excellence for future education and careers. To that end we strive.