Course Description:Advanced Placement Calculus AB is a course designed to provide advanced mathematics students an opportunity to earn college credit while simultaneously earning credit toward high school graduation. The course is intended for students who have a thorough knowledge of analytic geometry and elementary functions in addition to college preparatory algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for advanced placement in college calculus. The course standards incorporate The College Board Advanced Placement Course Description Syllabus. As mandated by The College Board, graphing calculators are required for this course. Instructional activities that engage students in solving application problems of varying complexities will be used. There is no SOL test given for this course.
Students receive weighted credit for participating in AP classes, they receive college credit only by achieving a high score on the College Board’s Advanced Placement Tests. There are fees for each test, which students will be responsible for paying. Colleges have different criteria for awarding credit for scores on AP tests, and it will be the responsibility of students to contact colleges to ascertain their policies regarding Advanced Placement scores.