Algebra II/Pre-Calculus
Course for 2020-2021
  
 
A parent information meeting was held on Thursday, February 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Grapevine High School in the Learning Commons (Library).
 
Click here for the parent meeting presentation.
 
Only registered students may take the placement test.  The registration deadline has passed. Registration deadline was Tuesday, February 25, at midnight.  No exceptions.
 
Placement Test Date :  Thursday, February 27, 2020
 
Location(s):
Grapevine High School, Lecture Hall,
either 6:50 am - 8:20 am
or 4:10 pm - 5:40 pm
 
Colleyville Heritage High School
either 6:50 am - 8:20 am (in room B320) 
or 4:10 pm - 5:40 pm (in room A320)

Students who take Pre-AP Geometry at CTMS or GMS will test on this date at their middle school campus during the school day.  A middle school student may test at one of the high school locations if needed.
Students who take Pre-AP Geometry at CTMS will test during 1st and 2nd period at CTMS. 
Only registered students currently enrolled in Pre-AP Geometry who are not also currently enrolled or already have credit for Algebra II are eligible to take the placement test. Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 25, at midnight.  No exceptions.
 
 

Calculators are NOT allowed on the placement test.  

This is the only study information that will be provided.  Teachers will not teach these topics to students other than instruction normally provided for in the district curriculum for your child's enrolled math course.

  • Commonly used study sites include Khan Academy (search for each topic) and Purple Math (find topics in their list). 

  • If you want some multiple choice test-type questions, there are released Algebra 1 EOC items on TEA's website.  There is one Geometry EOC released test as well (it was only required during a single school year many years ago).  These could provide some good items.
Topics that will potentially be covered on placement test: 
  • Special right triangles
  • Evaluate an expression for a given value
  • Add, subtract, multiply, divide rational expressions
  • Know all exponent rules (not including rational exponents)
  • Factor- all types except sum and difference of cubes
  • Know the quadratic formula
  • Logic and mathematical reasoning
  • Solve inequalities
  • Solve equations, including absolute value equations
  • Graph linear systems
  • Solve a system of equations
  • Add, subtract, and multiply polynomials
  • Know the definition of a function, domain and range
  • Write equations of lines
  • Know how to decide if two lines are parallel or perpendicular (or neither)
  • Most topics are from Algebra 1 material since that is the review part of the Algebra 2 class that will be condensed.  Topics only covered in Algebra 2 were not included on this test.   Many questions are included to test the student’s ability to think logically and apply known math to new situations.  The material from Geometry should be current with what the students are learning this year.
If you have further questions, please contact:
 
Jennifer Hylemon, Director of Mathematics
jennifer.hylemon@gcisd.net
817-251-5538