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AP Calculus AB

This course plan includes a one year course (10 credits) in high school AP Calculus AB. This course will prepare students to take the AP(R) Calculus AB exam. Please inform the instructor during orientation week if you intend on taking the AP(R) exam. In the 2015-16 School Year, 100% of Kolbe's AP Calculus AB students taking the AP Exam scored a 5. Congratulations on their accomplishment!

Course Description

Topics covered in this AP Calculus AB course include:

  1. Limits, Derivatives, and Integrals
  2. Properties of Limits
  3. Derivatives, Antiderivatives, and Indefinite Integrals
  4. Products, Quotients, and Parametric Functions
  5. Definite and Indefinite Integrals
  6. The Calculus of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  7. The Calculus of Growth and Decay
  8. The Calculus of Plane and Solid Figures
  9. Algebraic Calculus Techniques for Elementary Functions
  10. The Calculus of Motion – Averages, Extremes and Vectors

This course prepares the student for the AP(R) Calculus AB exam, which typically gives Calculus I credit at most colleges and universities.  (see each university’s AP policy for credits) Please inform the instructor if your child wishes to take the AP(R) Calculus AB exam.

This course is recommended for students who have achieved one of the following:  a “B” or better in Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry, or successful completion of PreCalculus.  

 

Prerequisites:

  • Honors Algebra 2/Trig with a first semester grade of A or a teacher recommendation
  • Precalculus or Honors Precalculus

 

Course Expectations

Students taking this course for AP(R) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, participate in class, and complete periodic exams and quizzes as assigned by their instructor.  All requirements are assigned and graded by the instructor.  

Course Texts and Materials

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Taking the AP® Exam

The burden of taking the AP® exam is on the parent and student. Kolbe Academy does not find or provide a physical setting for students to take the exam.

The following information is taken directly from the College Board's website.

If you are a home-schooled student, you are preparing on your own, or you attend a school that does not offer AP®, you can still take the exams by arranging to test at a participating school or authorized test center (for students outside the U.S.). Call AP® Services for Students no later than March 3 to get the names and phone numbers of local, participating AP® Coordinators who have indicated a willingness to test outside students. Then contact the AP® Coordinators identified by AP® Services for Students no later than March 17. When calling AP® Coordinators to arrange testing, be sure to tell them:

  • You are trying to locate a school willing to administer exams to home-schooled students or students from schools that do not offer AP® Exams.
  • The exams you plan to take.

Once you locate a school willing to administer your exams, that school’s AP® Coordinator is responsible for ordering your exam materials, telling you when and where to report for the exams, and collecting the exam fees, which may be negotiated to recover additional proctoring or administration costs. That school must administer the exams for you; the school cannot forward exam materials to you or your school for handling. You must bring a valid government- or school-issued photo ID with you to the exam.

On exam day, you must not use the school code of the school at which you test. You need to use your school’s code so your exam score(s) will be reported to your own school . Be sure to obtain your school’s six-digit code from your principal or school counselor in advance of the exam. (Kolbe's Code is 052084) If you are home-schooled, use the state or international home-school code given to you on the day of the exam.

Course Details:

Section Number

WCM-CLCFRAP-1

Instructor

Mrs. Bjorgaard

Grades (Typical)

11 - 12 (11th, 12th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr., 20 min. each time

Days

Tuesday & Thursday

Class Period

1

Time

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM (Pacific)

10:30 AM - 11:50 AM (Eastern)

Tuition

$719

Honors/AP Fee

$149

Credits

10 (Math)

Transcript Designation

AP

Prerequisites

A in Honors Algebra 2/Trig 

or PreCalculus

Companion Course

Physics or AP Physics 1

Notes

Parents must find a local school to take the

AP exam. Kolbe is not responsible for making

these arrangements for the student.