This course is designed for students who exhibit strong algebra and precalculus skills. St. John's students moving up from Honors Algebra 2 must be recommended for the course by their current math teacher. This course will enable students who have completed an honors level Algebra II course to continue their study, preparing them to succeed in AP Calculus AB in the fall. This class is also recommended for students wishing to strengthen their algebra skills in preparation for AP Calculus AB. Emphasis in this class is placed on building strong algebra 2 and trigonometic skills and expanding that knowledge to include an in-depth understanding of the functions and applications to establish a solid foundation for AP Calculus AB. Students will learn how to apply precalculus topics will include and introduction to limits and derivatives of polynomial functions.