Open to: Grades 9 - 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.
For enrollment starting on or after January 1, 2019, a proctor is required for this course if the student’s goal is to obtain a grade. Please review Proctor Requirements for more details.
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.
This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile app. Students who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.