The race to boost the GPA is on. In their efforts to take as many AP classes as possible Junior year, lots of students in D's class are signing up for AP Stats for next year. They are coming off of AP Algebra II. The next recommended course is pre-AP Pre-Calc; after that, AP Calc or AP Stats is recommended for Sr. year.
They seem to think they can take AP Calc as a senior without having had Pre-Calc (which is a formal prerequisite). If they can get past the not having taken the prerequisite part, how likely are the students to succeed in AP Calc without having had Pre-Calc? I know that there are super math brains who could do Calc without having had any prerequisites; I'm talking about the other kids - the more normal "smart at math" kids.