Calculus AB GT AP

Course Description:

Calculus (AB) Advanced Placement is the study of introductory differential and integral calculus. Participation in the Advanced Placement examination for a possibility of 3 hours college credit is advised. Students are encouraged to have a graphing calculator TI-83/TI-84 (or equivalent). Enrollment in designated GT courses will be limited to students who formally qualified for Gifted and Talented Services in LISD. If a GT course does not meet minimum enrollment requirements, it may need to be combined with the PAP/AP course offering.

Prerequisite & Recommendations:

Prerequisite: Precalculus or Precalculus Pre-AP


Other Information:

Why Calculus AB GT AP?
  • Satisfies 3rd or 4th math for FHSP + Endorsement
  • May be beneficial in admissions process or scholarship opportunities, particularly at more competitive universities
  • Calculus coursework is generally required for science, engineering, business, and mathematics majors
  • Students who successfully complete the course and exam may receive credit, advanced placement or both for a one- or two-semester college calculus course
Who should consider taking Calculus AB GT AP?
  • Completing STEM or non-STEM DLA endorsement path:
    • Want advanced mathematics coursework to support college/career plans in STEM or Business & Industry
    • Want to complete studies equivalent to a one or two semester, college course in calculus
    • Want opportunity to potentially earn college credit and/or advanced placement through AP exam
    • Want coursework to be competitive in admissions process or scholarship opportunities