AP Calculus BC

Course No: 2423
Subject: Mathematics
Grade Level: 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: AP/Honors, Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: C
Prerequisite: Precalculus Honors
Criteria for Enrollment: Approval of Department Chair, based on teacher recommendations and satisfactory national test scores, minimum Math Dept. weighted GPA of 3.65 – with accelerated courses counting as +0.5 to the GPA for the accelerated course(s), and honors courses counting as +1.0 to the GPA for the honors course(s). Students are required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May.

AP Calculus BC is an extension of AP Calculus AB rather than an  enhancement.  This course includes all topics covered in the AP Calculus AB course, with similar emphases and similar depth of understanding required.  The course also presents intensive study of parametric, polar, and vector functions; sequences and series; and elementary differential equations.  A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

*Class receives honors weighting in SI weighted GPA and UC/CSU GPA calculations