Course description from Alabama Course of Study for Mathematics

Algebra II is a terminating course designed to extend students' algebraic knowledge and skills beyond Algebra I. Students are encouraged to solve problems using a variety of methods that promote the development of improved communication skills and foster a deeper understanding of mathematics. To help students appreciate the power of algebra, application-based problems are incorporated throughout the course. The use of appropriate technology is also encouraged for numerical and graphical investigations.

In contrast to the Algebra II with Trigonometry course, Algebra II does not meet the graduation requirements for the Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement due to the fact that it does not contain trigonometry content. This course does not provide sufficient background to prepare students to pursue higher-level mathematics courses. The prerequisites for Algebra II are Algebra I and Geometry.