AP Calculus AB - Kolbe Academy

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!

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.  



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


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 Details:

Section Number



Mrs. Coffee

Grades (Typical)

11 – 12 (11th, 12th)

Live Class Meets

2x per week

1 hr. 20 min. each time


Tuesday & Thursday

Class Period



10:30 AM-11:50 AM PT

1:30 PM-2:50 PM ET


$759 + $140

(Regular class + AP Course Fee)

or see Full-Time Online Tuition Option


10 (Math)

Transcript Designation



A in Honors Algebra 2/Trig 

PreCalculus or Honors PreCalculus

Companion Course



Parents must find a local school

to take the AP exam.*


*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.

Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, the College Board has gone to an online registration system for AP exams.  Students and parents cannot order exams directly but you should be able to arrange to take the AP exam at a nearby high school that administers them.  The deadline to register for exams is in the fall but varies by school.  For this reason, Kolbe recommends that you start the registration process as soon as the school year starts.  This process is outlined on the College Board website at https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/register-for-ap-exams and summarized below.

  • You will need to join your class section online through the College Board MyAP website.  Your Kolbe instructor will provide you with the specific course code in the first few weeks of school.
  • After you have registered through Kolbe, you will need to contact the AP administrator at a nearby high school to determine if they are willing to test outside students.  Please note that local schools may have set their own deadlines for receiving requests to test outside students so we recommend that you contact a local school no later than the first week of September.  To find a local school, please contact AP Services for students at 888-225-5427 (toll free in the United States and Canada) or +1-212-632-1780 or apstudents@info.collegeboard.org.  When you find an AP coordinator able to administer your AP exam, he or she is responsible for ordering your exam materials, telling you when and where to report for the exams, and collecting the exam fees.  
  • Finally, the AP Coordinator will provide you with an “exam only” course code.  You will need to join this “exam only” section online through the College Board MyAP website.  This ensures that your exam is ordered by the local school and that your scores are reported to Kolbe.

More information will be given to you by your instructor after the school year has started.