2022 - 2023 MCPS High School Course Bulletin


In the 21st century, a deep understanding of mathematics, and the ability to apply that understanding, is more important than it has ever been. In Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and across the country, mathematics instruction is changing to make sure we provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need for success in college and the workplace. Students in the MCPS Mathematics program develop a deep understanding of mathematics by building a strong foundation of number sense at the elementary level before moving to more advanced content. MCPS believes that the course options available to students will prepare them for success in college and careers. Students who are successful in the grade level content will be able to reach Algebra 1 by Grade 8 and an Advanced Placement course, such as AP Calculus, in high school. New minimum qualifications for admission to University of Maryland colleges and universities include completion of Algebra 2 or a significant mathematics course with advanced content during senior year. The College and Career Readiness Act of 2013 established the statutory language found in Maryland Education Code Annotated 7-205.1. This statute established that "Beginning with students entering the 9th grade class of school year 2014-2015, each student shall enroll in a mathematics course in each year of high school that the student attends, up to a maximum of 4 years of attendance, unless in the 5th or 6th year a mathematics course is needed to meet a graduation requirement."
Four credits in mathematics, including 1 credit in algebra and 1 credit in geometry, are required for graduation. MSDE further specifies that students must earn credits in mathematics courses, including one with instruction in algebra aligned with the MHSA for algebra or one or more credits in subsequent mathematics courses for which Algebra I is a prerequisite; and one with instruction in geometry aligned with the content standards for geometry.

Students must enroll in a mathematics-based course for each year they attend high school, up to a maximum of four years of attendance, unless in the fifth or sixth year a mathematics course is needed to meet a graduation requirement. This is required by MSDE, as well as by many colleges and universities to which MCPS students may want to apply. Students are advised to consult with their academic advisors/counselors to ensure they meet all mathematics graduation requirements, and to examine carefully any additional admission requirements that may be in effect at a prospective postsecondary school of interest.

Mathematics Courses

MAT2000A / MAT2000BAlgebra 1A
MAT2001A / MAT2001BRelated Math A
MAT2003A / MAT2003BGeometry A
MAT2004A / MAT2004BHon Geometry A
MAT2011A / MAT2011BAlgebra 2A
MAT2012A / MAT2012BHon Algebra 2A
MAT2015A / MAT2015B2YR Algebra 2A
MAT2016C2YR Algebra 2C
MAT2016D2YR Algebra 2D
MAT2026A / MAT2026BMathematical Approach to Problem Solving
MAT2031A / MAT2031BPrecalculus A
MAT2032A / MAT2032BQuantitative Literacy A
MAT2038A / MAT2038BMultivariable Calculus and Differential Equations A
MAT2040A / MAT2040BAP AB Calculus A
MAT2041A / MAT2041BAP BC Calculus A
MAT2046A / MAT2046BIntroduction to Statistics A
MAT2048A / MAT2048BHonor Precalculus A
MAT2049A / MAT2049BCalculus with Applications A
MAT2068A / MAT2068BAP Statistics A
MAT2077MATH 180 Course 2
NSS2000College Test Prep

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics Courses

MAT2062A / MAT2062BIB Analysis Statistics/ Calculus SL 2A
MAT2063A / MAT2063BIB Analysis Statistic/Calculus HL 1A
MAT2064A / MAT2064BIB Analysis Statistic/Calculus HL 2A
MAT2064A / MAT2064BIB Analysis Statistic/Calculus HL 2A
MAT2081A / MAT2081BIB Application Statistics/Calculus SL 1A
MAT2082A / MAT2083BIB Application Statistics/Calculus SL 2 A
MAT2083A / MAT2083BIB Application Statistics/Calculus HL 1A
MAT2084A / MAT2084BIB Application Statistics/Calculus HL 2A

Blair and Poolesville Magnet Mathematics Courses

MAT2008A / MAT2008BMagnet Geometry A
MAT2029A / MAT2029BMagnet Precalculus A
MAT2030CMagnet Precalculus C
MAT2036A / MAT2036BMagnet Functions A
MAT2037A / MAT2037BMagnet Analysis 1A
MAT2039Applied Stat
MAT2050A / MAT2050BVector Calculus A
MAT2053Discrete Math
MAT2054A / MAT2054BLinear Algebra
MAT2055Complex Analysis