Calculus - Kolbe Academy


This course plan includes a one year course (10 credits) in high school Calculus.  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.

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.

Topics covered:

  • Limits, Derivatives, & Integrals
  • Properties of Limits
  • Derivatives, Antiderivatives, & Indefinite Integrals
  • Products, Quotients, & Parametric Functions
  • Definite & Indefinite Integrals
  • The Calculus of Exponential & Logarithmic Functions
  • The Calculus of Growth & Decay
  • The Calculus of Plane & Solid Figures
  • Algebraic Calculus Techniques for Elementary Functions
  • The Calculus of Motion – Averages, Extremes, & Vectors

Students taking this course for Kolbe Core (K) credit are expected to complete daily assignments, periodic exams and quizzes.  Kolbe Honors (H) students will go into more depth and cover more material than the Kolbe Core (K) students.

Assignment due-dates and grades are established by the parent.  Optionally, a student may be enrolled in the Self-Paced Plus© grading assistance program to receive grading assistance from a Kolbe Academy faculty or staff member on designated assignments in the course.  In this case, parents will still submit final grades to Kolbe for the course, but may choose to incorporate the graded assignments into the student’s overall grade or use the Kolbe-graded assignments to assist in arriving at the student’s final grade.

  • Calculus Course Plan & Tests – Digital copy provided with self-paced course.  (Optional physical copy is available for purchase in the Kolbe Bookstore.)
  • Calculus: Concepts and Applications, Paul A. Foerster
  • Calculus Home Study Companion  (Optional but recommended)

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Other required material:

  • Programmable graphing calculator, preferably TI-83 or TI-84 model (required)

Self-Paced Plus courses include the following:

  • Grading by a highly qualified teacher for selected assignments (listed below) in the course.
  • Access to teacher through the course’s discussion board.
  • Option to report grade given by the teacher, or to report a grade assigned by parent.
  • The pacing is still established by the parent in conjunction with the student’s goals and academic calendar.
  • Assignments will be graded within 1-2 weeks of the submission date, excluding holiday breaks.  (For the quickest grading, students should turn assignments in incrementally throughout the year.  If a student turns in multiple assignments to be graded at once, expect a response time of 1-2 weeks per assignment submitted.)

Self-Paced Plus Assignment List:

Semester 1 Semester 2
Week 1: Chapter 1 Test Week 5: Chapter 6 Test
Week 3: Chapter 2 Test Week 7: Chapter 7 Test
Week 7: Chapter 3 Test Week 9: Midterm 2 Exam
Week 9: Midterm 1 Exam Week 11: Chapter 8 Test
Week 12: Chapter 4 Test Week 14: Chapter 9 Test
Week 16: Chapter 5 Test Week 16: Chapter 10 Test
Week 18: Semester 1 Exam Week 18: Semester 2 Exam


Course Details:

Section Number


Grades (Typical)

 11 – 12 (11th, 12th)


Mrs. Bjorgaard

Lecture Format




Subscription Length

1 year

Extension may be granted for an additional fee.

Self-Paced Plus



10 (Math)

Transcript Designation



Alg 2/Trig or Precalculus

Self-Paced Companion Course

Physics or Honors Physics

Online Companion Courses


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Note: This course plan is built into the
Self-Paced course in a student-friendly format.