Algebra I

Is algebra keeping you from earning your high school diploma? This engaging and innovative online course can help you conquer your math fears and earn high school credits while working at your own pace.

In Algebra I: Semester 1, you’ll master the concepts and skills you need to solve a variety of real-world and abstract problems. The course covers the topics that will provide a foundation for your understanding of algebra, including integers, solving multi-step equations and linear equations, and working with proportions and ratios, and is divided into four units:

  • Number Sense
  • Equations, Functions, and Graphs
  • Special Equations, Relations, Fractions, Percents and Ratios
  • Linear Equations and Direct Variation

Instruction is online, and you’ll be in control of your learning. You can move more speedily through material you’ve already mastered and spend more time on sections you find challenging. Through it all, you’ll have the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will answer all your questions. This unique support system is designed to help you succeed, even if you’ve struggled with algebra in the past.

This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Algebra I: Semester 1 is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Once you complete Algebra I: Semester 1, you can continue your math education with the next offering in this series, Algebra I: Semester 2. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1-0.5 Credit

  • Variables and Expressions
  • Order of operations
  • Open Sentences
  • Identity and Equality Properties, Commutative Property, Distributive Property
  • Logical Reasoning and Counterexamples
  • Number Systems
  • Functions and Graphs
  • Writing Equations
  • Solving One Step Equations
  • Solving Multi­step equations
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Percent of Change
  • Solving for Variables
  • Representing Relations
  • Representing Functions
  • Linear Functions
  • Rate of Change and Slope
  • Graphing Equations in Slope­Intercept form
  • Writing Equations
  • Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  • Graphing Systems of Equations
  • Substitution
  • Elimination
  • Applying Systems of Equations
  • Graphing Systems of Equations
  • Substitution
  • Elimination
  • Applying Systems of Equations
  • One Step Inequalities
  • Multi­step Inequalities
  • Compound Inequalities
  • Absolute Value
  • Absolute Value Inequalities
  • Inequalities in Two Variables
  • Systems of Inequalities

Semester 2-0.5 Credit

  • Multiplying and Dividing Monomials
  • Polynomials
  • Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
  • Multiplying Polynomials
  • Special Products
  • Factoring Using Distributive Property
  • Factoring Trinomials
  • Factoring Special Products
  • Graphing Quadratic Functions
  • Solve Quadratic Equations by Graphing
  • Completing the Square
  • Quadratic Formula
  • Exponential Functions
  • Growth and Decay
  • Simplify Radical Expressions
  • Operations with Radicals
  • Radical Equations

Semester 1-0.5 Credit

  • Proportional and Nonproportional Relationships
  • Scatter Plots
  • Probability and Compound Events
  • Probability Distributions