• AP Applications and Math Electives

    Thank you for considering mathematics electives and AP courses! All of our AP courses and some of our electives require an application in order for students to qualify to enroll in the course. Please access the links to the applications for each course below:
    We currently offer all three of the College Board approved AP mathematics courses. These courses include AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Statistics. Each of these courses are unique in pre-requisites and minimum grade requirements, but all are similar in commitment over the summer months and throughout the academic year. For information on grade pre-requisites and placement, please visit the 6-12 Mathematics Placement Policy page on the Department site. 
    We currently offer both of the College Board approved AP computer science courses: AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. Neither require a programming background, but both require a pre-requisite understanding of algebraic thinking. Neither of these courses will count as math credit toward graduation, but all students interested in pursuing a STEM field are encouraged to apply.
    Entrepreneurship is a semester based elective where students have the opportunity to develop a business idea and pitch their idea to the community. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in business or interested in launching their own business. Student interested should show a commitment to building a business in their application and have completed all federal mathematics requirements.  
    For students who have already completed the available computer science coursework at Duxbury High School, there is an option to participate in a semester or full year independent study through EdX. The EdX learning platform is comprised of free courses developed by leading universities across the country including Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Columbia. There are four categories of coursework available to allow students to pursue pathways based on their intended career pursuits. The categories include:
    • Python
    • Java
    • Cloud Computing
    • App Development
    • Information Technology
    Course offerings range and will need to be approved by the mathematics subject supervisor, but generally it is recommended to apply for a total of 5 course hours per week and a self-paced course. For courses with 2-3 hours per week, it is recommended that students apply to enroll in two courses. To determine which courses you may be interested in, visit the Computer Science page on the EdX site.  
    The mathematics department offers a variety of semester-based electives that can potentially satisfy the 4 year graduation requirement for mathematics. Please view the Mathematics Program Electives document and discuss your options with your guidance counselor and current mathematics teacher. There is a pathway and focus that fits the needs of all students at Duxbury High School and it is critical that this decision is discussed with your teachers and with the guidance department. For more information, please contact the mathematics supervisor for grades 6-12, Brandon Josselyn (bjosselyn@duxbury.k12.ma.us).