Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry - Kolbe Academy

Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

The Algebra 2/Trigonometry (OH) course moves at a very quick pace and emphasizes the more difficult concepts and mathematical applications in the text.  This course of study is recommended for students who received an A in either Algebra 1 or Geometry and received at least a B+ in both Algebra 1 and Geometry.  Students who do well in the Honors Algebra 2/Trig course will find themselves ready for the study of Calculus during the following year.

All students pursuing honors should expect to find the content and pace of the coursework challenging and should be sure to allot extra time for their studies.  This course will have a heavier emphasis on the mathematical applications of concepts.

Topics covered:

  • Linear functions
  • Systems of linear equations & inequalities
  • Quadratic functions & complex numbers
  • Exponential & logarithmic functions
  • Rational algebraic functions
  • Irrational algebraic functions
  • Quadratic relations & systems (circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, & parabolas)
  • Trigonometric & circular functions
  • Properties of trigonometric & circular functions
  • Trigonometric Identities
  • Triangle Problems
  • Vectors


  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry with a grade of A OR Honors Geometry with a grade of B or above OR a teacher recommendation

Students taking this course for Kolbe Honors (H) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their parent.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and some grades are established by the parent.  To receive honors credit with Kolbe Academy, students must submit a number of designated assignments to Kolbe Academy for grading, usually exams and select papers.  The parent- and Kolbe-established grades are averaged to produce the final grade for the honors course.

Alternatively, a student may enroll in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive additional grading assistance by a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents may still submit grades for the student to be averaged in with the required Kolbe-graded honors assignments, or they may use the teacher-graded materials only to receive credit.

  • Algebra & Trigonometry: Functions & Applications, Textbook
  • Algebra & TrigonometrySolutions Manual
  • Algebra 2/Trig Home Study Companion, Tutorial/Solutions Flash Drive (Optional)

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Optional Materials

Digital copies are provided in the Parent Group of the Self-Paced course.  Physical copies are available for purchase in the Kolbe Bookstore.

  • Honors Algebra 2 & Trig Course Plan & Tests, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Graphing Calculator Lab Manual, Kolbe Academy Publishing
  • Graphing Calculator Solution Manual, Kolbe Academy Publishing

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar.
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 1: Chapter 1 Test Week 3: Chapter 7B Test
Week 3: Chapter 2 Test Week 5: Chapter 8 Test
Week 4: Chapter 3 Test Week 8: Chapter 13 Test
Week 6: Chapter 4 Test Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 8: Chapter 5 Test Week 14: Chapter 14 Test
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 17: Chapter 15 Test
Week 14: Chapter 6 Test Week 18: Semester 2 Exam
Week 16: Chapter 7A & 10 Test  
Week 17: Chapter 9 Test  
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam  


Course Details:

Section Number


 Grades (Typical) 

9 – 12 (9th, 10th)


Mrs. Copley

Lecture Format




Honors Fee


Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus


Credits (Type)

 10 (Mathematics)

Transcript Designation



 Algebra 1 placement exam and successful completion of

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

Self-Paced Companion Course

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Online Companion Course

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Course Plan Sample

Honors Algebra 2 & Trigonometry

Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.