Meet our Math department
Math Department Chair:
Mikel (Mickey) Mala
The Mathematics Department offers a comprehensive selection of courses to accommodate students who have difficulty with math, average math students and advanced math students. We offer an Advanced Placement Calculus course designed to prepare students for the AP exam for which they can earn college credits.
Three credits of math is required for graduation which includes at least one credit of either Algebra A/Algebra B or Algebra I.
The traditional sequence taken by those planning on attending a four year college is: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. It is possible for someone coming to St. Catherine’s who has taken Algebra in 8th grade to take Calculus in addition to the above-mentioned sequence. At present most colleges are recommending that students complete at least the sequence through either Algebra II or Algebra II/Trigonometry. They also encourage students to take math during the senior year of high school so that they will be well prepared for the college placement tests.
High School Courses
Algebra II with Trigonometry
Middle School Courses
Algebra I (Advanced 8th grade class for HS credit)