AP Calculus AB
This rigorous course is designed for students with a strong mathematical background as it is the equivalent of a Calculus 1 course at the collegiate level. The focus is on the students’ understanding of the concepts of calculus and providing experience with its methods and applications. The course emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Students must take the AP Exam administered in May and meet scoring criteria in order to earn college credit. Colleges and universities have their own policies on awarding credit.