2024-2025 School Year

Algebra 1 Honors GVL

This Readiness Test is highly encouraged, but not required for UHC enrollment purposes.

Course Description

Students will review the basic arithmetic operations on whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers. They will gain a better understanding of graphing two variable equations: lines, parabolas, absolute value, and exponential shapes. They also will study various algebraic concepts: solutions of first and second degree equations, solutions of systems of first degree equations, and solutions of inequalities; operations with exponents, operations and factoring with polynomials, and operations with square roots. Concepts will be presented visually and applied through word problems.

This class has summer homework.

Algebra 1 Virtual Lab is available for students who would benefit from an extra live practice session.


To be successful in this class:

Students at the Honors level will need daily at-home practice and possible assistance from their teaching parent. Parents will be expected to check homework and monitor students as they work.  Tests and assignments will be given to take at home with occasional quizzes given in class. Students should expect to spend at least one hour per day on these assignments.

Families with students in this class should also consider enrolling in Algebra 1 Virtual Lab.

See the Honors Addendum BELOW for a detailed explanation of the honors work.

Grades: 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $465 + $35 materials fee


Pre-Algebra or an equivalent curriculum.

Summer Assignment is required.

Course Credit: 1 math (honors)

Required Materials


  • All Things Algebra – printed and 3-hole punched student text with digital parent answer key will be provided by UHC

Other  materials:

  • Three-ring 1” binder with notebook paper
  • Scientific calculator (graphing calculator may be helpful but is not required)
  • A larger three-ring binder to keep at home with textbook pages that hold previous textbook pages

Honors Addendum Summary

Per UHC guidelines, Honors students will be required to complete 25% more work than College Prep students. This extra work will fall into three categories: homework problems, chapter test problems, and projects.

Specific assignments and details for honors work will be provided by the teacher.

Meet Kala Vaughan

Education: Secondary Mathematics Education from Anderson University

Teaching experience: I began teaching in 2014-2015 at Mauldin high. I then taught at Greenville High from 2015-2018. I taught Algebra 1 and Geometry my entire teaching career. I also taught one year of Prob & Stat.

UHC Courses Taught: Algebra 1 Cp & Honors
Began teaching at UHC in 2024