High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Syllabus (printable version)

Honors Algebra 2 Syllabus

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Davis; email: bdavis@osd.wednet.edu TEXTBOOK: Glencoe Algebra 2.


Students will extend and expand upon concepts and techniques learned in algebra and geometry including solving and graphing solutions to inequalities, equations, and systems of equations. In addition, students will learn about imaginary and complex numbers, conic sections, logarithms, functions, and operations with polynomial expressions.


The student, upon completion of the course, will be able to:
1. simplify, solve, and graph linear, quadratic, and polynomial equations.
2. simplify exponential and logarithmic functions.
3. perform a variety of operations on polynomials, radicals, complex numbers, and exponentials.
4. graph, identify, and manipulate equations of conic sections.
5. use and apply learned techniques and knowledge to practical applications.


School policy as outlined in Student Handbook under Attendance. Please read that section carefully!


Completion and care in performance of all assigned work is essential for satisfactory mastery of this subject matter. Assigned homework is intended to provide practice and to generate questions for class discussion. The homework grade is based on effort. In order to receive credit for homework, all work must be shown, in pencil, for each question assigned. Full credit will not be given for late work except when lateness is excused by the office. Late work submitted without an acceptable excuse will be awarded half credit if turned in on or before the day of the test covering the material contained in the assignment(s) in question. Students will be assigned an average of 40 minutes of homework each day. Some time will normally be given during regular class time to begin that evening's homework.


You will be allowed the number of days that you were absent to make-up missed work.


The following materials will be needed for this class and must be brought to each class session:
paper, pencil, scientific calculator, ruler, compass (optional), graph paper, and text book


Breakdown of grade is as follows:

  • Tests and Quizzes 80%
  • Homework and Notebook 20%

Grading scale is as follows:

  • 93-100% A
  • 90-92% A–
  • 87-89% B+
  • 83-86% B
  • 80-82% B–
  • 77-79% C+
  • 73-76% C
  • 70-72% C–
  • 67-69% D+
  • 60-67% D
  • Below 60% F


Each chapter will provide two testing opportunities known as a test and a retest. If you are absent for either, you will be provided only one opportunity for that chapter. Retest times will be announced in class and also posted on this web site. Each retester is required to submit correctives prior to retesting. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the retesting opportunity. The better of the two grades will be recorded with the limitation that a retest can raise a students test score to a maximum of 80% or 30% higher than their original score, whichever is greater.


If at any time you do not understand something, please ask! If you need more help than can be provided during class, please ask for assistance. I am generally available before and after school and during break in my room.