Welcome to the Orange High School
The Mathematics Department offers a variety of courses to help students acquire prerequisite skills needed for future careers. The number of units a student needs for graduation depends upon the course of study chosen at the high school level. Please refer to the State of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction web site about graduation requirements at:
Old requirements: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/graduation/.
New math graduation requirements beginning with the freshman class of 2009-2010: http://community.learnnce.org/dpi/math/archives/2007/10/graduation requ.php.
The use of calculators is required in all math classes at Orange High School. Many upper-level math classes assume that a student has access to a graphing calculator at home. Consistently paced practice of mathematics is a necessity and thus students will usually have homework daily. Mathematics is the language for many subjects and applications allow students to use mathematics. Students will be expected to solve problems allowing them to see to power of mathematics in their daily lives. Having students become better problem solvers is a goal of the mathematics department.