AT Post-Euclidean Geometry

Most of the geometry you learn in high school math was developed over 2,300 years ago. Much has happened since then, and it's accessible by most high school math students! This course gives you a chance to explore geometry and see connections to other areas of math, as well as exciting real-world applications.

What are the major projects you will complete in this course?

Major individual project and presentation.

Course Details

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"You should take this course if you enjoyed the brief introduction you had, to the curvy and moving figures you learned in your previous math classes."

AT Post-Euclidean Geometry

ID: 43041 Grade: 9-12 Length: Semester
Credit: Physical Science
Prerequisite: Semester I grade of A or higher in Accelerated Math I or Algebra II/Trig; or a Semester I grade of B or higher in ISP; or a Semester I grade of C+ or higher in any higher level math course. Students must also have successfully completed a HS Geometry course or equivalent.
Note: The Advanced Topic (AT) designation indicates a course is at university level, putting it at or above the level of a traditional Advanced Placement (AP) course. This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

This elective course is designed for students who seek further advanced study and applications beyond the Geometry course, involving concepts acquired in Algebra II/Trigonometry. Topics will include non-Euclidean geometries, further work with transformations and constructions, and higher level work with conic sections. Project-based learning will be prevalent, involving real-world applications, such as the shapes of satellite dishes, origami, animation design, and the spherical geometry of the Earth.

Results that Matter


Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams


of 3's, 4's, and 5's received in AP exams in 2018


Advanced Topics (AT) courses


of the Class of 2018 graduates were awarded cum laude commendations

What Our Alumni Say


I came across mathematical topics that I would never have learned about if I hadn't taken this course, which is why I loved it so much. If you're looking for a math class that never gets repetitive in its course material, then this is the one to take. By practicing how to stretch your mind beyond the math—in this case, specifically geometry—that you've learned so far, you'll be preparing yourself well for university math courses.

Annie Kim, Class of 2018