Honors Algebra 1 - Kolbe Academy

Honors Algebra 1

Foerster Algebra 1 Honors provides a strong course for the Algebra I student. This course provides the backbone of Algebra I concepts to prepare the student for taking Algebra II, and adequately prepares a student to take the Algebra I Math sections of the PSAT, SAT, and ACT standardized tests.

Students can succeed in this course after completing any pre-Algebra course, including the Saxon Math 8/7 (with pre-Algebra) text, Math 7 with pre-Algebra course, Pre-Algebra course, or Saxon Algebra 1/2 text. Students who struggled with Saxon Math 8/7 or the Math 7 with Pre-Algebra course are advised to use Saxon Algebra 1/2 or another Pre-Algebra course prior to beginning this course. Note that the first four chapters will include much review of pre-Algebra concepts, which will be covered quickly.

This course is typically done in the 8th or 9th grade. Topics include: fundamental operations, functions and graphs, domain and range of functions, integers, rational numbers, absolute values, equations in one variable, equations in two variables, simultaneous equations, exponents, polynomials, factoring, fractions, square roots, quadratic equations, graphing quadratic equations, real numbers, fractional equations, inequalities, graphing inequalities in two variables, rational algebraic expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and arithmetic and geometric sequences.



  • Math 7 with a first semester grade of A and math assessment test (score of 90% or above)
  • Assessment test should be administered upon completion of Math 7 or equivalent.

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (OH) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor.  All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.  

  • Algebra 1
  • Calculator Requirement & Policy: Scientific calculator (sin, cos, tan buttons must be included, but should not have graphing capabilities).

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Course Details:

Section Number



Mrs. Cerroni

Grades (Typical)

8 – 12 (8th, 9th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr. 20 min. each time


Monday & Wednesday

Class Period



10:30-11:50 AM PT

1:30-2:50 PM ET



Credits (Type)

10 (Mathematics)

Transcript Designation



Algebra 1 placement exam and successful completion of

Math 7 with Pre-Algebra, Pre-Algebra or equivalent.

Companion Course

Algebra 1 Lab


Also offered at the Kolbe Core (OK) level.