Calculus BC is an academically rigorous Advanced Placement course consisting of a full academic year of work in calculus, which is presented at a much faster pace than in AP Calculus AB. The course is offered to students in 12th grade. The course content is comparable to having completed two semester courses given in colleges and universities. The course follows the College Board-prescribed AP Calculus BC 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.