Calculus AB is an academically rigorous Advanced Placement course consisting of a full academic year of work in calculus, comparable to the first semester course given in colleges and universities. The course is offered to students in 12th grade. The course follows the College Board-prescribed AP Calculus AB curriculum. It is expected that students who take an AP course in calculus will seek credit or placement, or both from a higher education institution. Technology is used on a regular basis by students and teachers to reinforce the relationships among the multiple representation of functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation and to assist in interpreting results. Through the use of the unifying themes of derivative, integrals, limits, approximation and applications and modeling, the course becomes a cohesive whole rather than a collection of unrelated topics. Students who take AP courses will be required to take the Advanced Placement exam.