AP Precalculus

From: $110.00 / month for 8 months

Prerequisite:  Algebra 2, Geometry, teacher approval

Grades:  10th–12th

Class:  Wed 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Dates:  Aug 26, 2024–May 16, 2025

Prepaid:  $799

Instructor:  Susan Habacivch

Application: please complete this application before registering

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Course Description

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Interested in studying to earn college credit in high school? The AP® Precalculus course may provide the opportunity. This course focuses on the study of functions. This research-based exploration of functions is designed to better prepare students for college-level calculus and provide grounding for other mathematics and science courses. In this course, students study a broad spectrum of function types that are foundational for careers in mathematics, physics, biology, health science, business, social science, and data science. Furthermore, as AP® Precalculus may be the last mathematics course of a student’s secondary education, the course is structured to provide a coherent capstone experience rather than exclusively focusing on preparation for future courses.

AP® Precalculus is designed to be the equivalent of a first-semester college precalculus course. AP® Precalculus provides students with an understanding of the concepts of college algebra, trigonometry, and additional topics that prepare students for further college-level mathematics courses. This course explores a variety of function types and their applications—polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and polar functions. Students experience the concepts and skills related to each function type through the lenses of modeling and covariation and engage each function type through their graphical, numerical, analytical, and verbal representations.

All three units tested in the AP® Precalculus Exam will be covered in detail in this course, with selected additional topics covered as time permits. The dedicated student will be well-prepared to take the AP® Precalculus exam in May. More details about the AP® Precalculus course and exam can be found here: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/media/pdf/ap-precalculus-course-and-exam-description.pdf

Course Structure

Students will be expected to view instructional videos, practice using concepts in homework assignments (both online and on paper), complete projects designed to deepen understanding, and demonstrate that understanding for exams. We will use Delta Math for skills practice, a platform for mathematical problem-solving that provides video help, extensive examples, immediate feedback, and a large number of practice problems. There will also be numerous opportunities to practice solving problems in the style of the AP® Precalculus exam.

Live classes will provide opportunity to review concepts, practice problem-solving, both individually and in groups, and ask questions. These classes will be highly interactive so students should be prepared to participate on video and microphone.

Who should enroll?

Students wanting to complete their high school math instruction with a capstone course will find AP® Precalculus a perfect fit. Other students who will eventually take calculus either in high school or college will find this course excellent preparation for college-level calculus and grounding for other mathematics and science courses. With dedication and diligence, students may earn college credit or prerequisite credit by scoring well on the AP® Precalculus exam following completion of this course.


Students must have successfully completed two years of algebra and the equivalent of at least a semester of high school geometry (preferably a year of geometry) and have teacher approval before taking this course. The application should be completed and sent to the instructor before enrolling in this course.

Technology Requirements
  • Calculator – TI-83 or TI-84 (any version)
  • Scanner or smart phone (for uploading handwritten work)
  • High speed, broadband Internet
  • Sound card and microphone (for live sessions)
  • Streaming video capabilities to watch recorded lectures

Evaluation and Feedback

Students will be graded on homework, projects, notes, tests, and participation. Timely submission of student work is expected in this course and grading will be completed within one of the due dates.


Grades are perpetually available throughout the course and parents may contact me through Canvas messages on the course website. Outside of class times, students may contact the teacher with any questions or concerns using the Canvas messages. Parent-teacher or student conferences will be offered in the fall and spring of the year.

Required Texts

OpenStax Precalculus 2e (https://openstax.org/details/books/precalculus-2e): This textbook may be used online, downloaded as a pdf document, printed as a hardcopy, or a hardcopy may be ordered. ISBN-13: 978-1-711494-00-5 (hardback); ISBN-13: 978-1-711493-99-2 (paperback); or ISBN-13: 978-1-951693-39-8 (digital)

Graphing calculator, TI-83 or TI-84 (any version, Plus, CE, silver, etc.)


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Instructor Bio

Susan Habacivch

Susan Habacivch is the academic advisor for Aim Academy Online, a member of the leadership team, and a STEM teacher. Susan Habacivch earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington University and a BA in French from Regis College. After working for several years in the fibers industry, she began homeschooling her four children in 2003. She has been tutoring and teaching science and mathematics in local coops since 2003 and has been teaching online since 2010. Contact: shabacivch[at]aimacademy.online


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