Am I ready to take Calculus AB?

This is a rigorous, college-level course. HSLDA Online Academy recommends that students have a strong background in mathematics before enrolling in AP® Calculus AB, preferably having completed courses in Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus & Trigonometry. In particular, students will need to understand the notion of functions and be familiar with trigonometric functions.

Please visit the College Board page about AP® Calculus AB for a detailed list of topics students should be familiar with prior to taking the course and for more information about the material and skills students will study in the course and will need to master for the AP® exam in this subject.

For help determining if your student is ready for this course, please use our self-graded AP® Calculus AB Readiness Test.

Still have questions about whether you are ready for an AP® course? Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.