Open to: Grades 8 - 12
Eligibility: CTY-level or Advanced CTY-level math score required
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Precalculus or the equivalent
Course Format: Individually Paced
Course Length: Typically 6 months
Recommended School Credit: This is an AP Calculus course, equivalent to a year-long Calculus BC sequence.
Course Code: CBC
This AP Calculus BC course covers topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus I and Calculus II two semester course sequence. Students who have successfully completed AP Calculus AB should enroll in Calculus C.
While taking the Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus BC exam is not required, this course prepares students to succeed on the AP Calculus BC exam and subsequent courses that draw on material from this course.
Students will learn single variable calculus by actively engaging with the lectures, interacting with online resources, and by attempting many practice problems through homework and quizzes. Videos in the course are provided by Thinkwell.
Students progress through the course at their own pace, reviewing any materials with their own CTY Online Programs instructor as needed. The student’s knowledge will be assessed through weekly homework, chapter tests and cumulative exams. Exams contain Free Response questions, hand graded by your CTY Online Programs instructor, based on the actual AP Calculus exam.
This course has been reviewed and approved by the College Board to use the "AP" designation.
For a detailed list of topics, click the "List of Topics" tab.
A textbook is not required for this course.
A graphing calculator is required, such as:
To see a full list of allowable calculators, visit the College Board website to view the AP Calculus calculator policy.
List of Topics
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate mastery over the following topics:
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This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
Zoom online virtual classroom
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client and also tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed to watch recorded meetings. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both available for free download.
This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.
While Chromebook can be used to progress through the course, all exams must be completed on a PC or Mac.