Pre-Calculus – Honors

This course builds upon concepts introduced in Algebra II-Trigonometry Honors/Accelerated Algebra II, and is designed to prepare students for college-level work in AP® Calculus BC. In addition, emphasis is placed on the applications of a graphing calculator, real-world problems, and proofs of formulas and identities. Besides covering all the topics from Pre-Calculus, the course includes additional topics from part “A” of Calculus “ABC” so that students can progress to AP® Calculus BC. These additional topics include polar coordinates, parametric equations, sequence and series, and an introduction to limits and derivatives as well as area under the curve. Students are expected to explore unfamiliar ideas independently. Students are required to meet expectations in understanding and mastering concepts, and independent learning. (Full year, 1 credit)