AP Calculus BC

How are rollercoasters built? What makes a bridge safe to drive on? How do we construct tunnels that can run for miles underground without collapsing? Calculus lies at the heart of many engineering feats we take for granted. This course will give you a deeper understanding and more rich appreciation for the complex math that is all around us.

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

There is no major project in this course other than the AP exam in May.

Advanced Placement exam is available for this course.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are available for this course. For more information on Advanced Placement, click here

Course Details

Tim Zitur


"You should take this course if you wish to study mathematics, engineering, or science in college. "

AP Calculus BC

ID: 43032 Grade: 9-12 Length: Year
Credit: Math
Prerequisite: Semester 1 grade of A or higher in Pre-Calculus. Semester 1 grade of A or higher with teacher recommendation for Accelerated Math II.
Note: This course has a grade point weighting of 0.5.

This fast paced course covers topics usually found in the first two semesters of a first year calculus course at US universities. The course covers all of the topics in AP Calculus AB: limits, continuity, differentiation and integration, and their applications. In addition, AP Calculus BC includes: new integration techniques, polar, parametric and vector calculus and sequences and series, including Taylor series. Students will be prepared for and strongly encouraged to sit for the AP exam in May.

Results that Matter

20+

Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams

97%

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

21

Advanced Topics (AT) courses

34%

of the Class of 2018 graduates were awarded cum laude commendations