WHAT IS AP?

The Advanced Placement (AP) program offers students accelerated learning and enhance skill development. Because it delivers university-level content, AP students can earn university credits while still in high school, through the successful completion of AP examinations.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AP?

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION AND ACCELERATION

  • The increased rigour of AP courses better prepares students for success in university.
  • Statistics clearly show that students who take AP courses and exams in high school are more likely to complete their Bachelor’s degree on time.

ENRICHMENT AND HIGH EXPECTATIONS

  • Students in AP courses study topics in greater depth, enhancing their intellectual development.
  • AP fosters a community of students and educators who ate passionate, curious and committed to academic excellence.
  • Students engage in in-depth inquiry and discussions, solve problems collaboratively and individually, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.
  • AP courses are developed by leading professors to reflect university-level learning.

FLEXIBILITY AND CHALLENGE

  • AP programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each student. Students may choose to write any number of AP exams in their junior & senior years. This would enable them to take a balanced approached to their studies by participating in co-curricular activities.
  • AP gives students the opportunity to realize their full potential. By challenging themselves, AP students can master university-level material while still in high school.

 

AP PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Grade 9 and 10 pre-AP program

Students begin preparatory groundwork for junior & senior AP courses. The core curriculum   covers English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and French.

Grade 11 and 12 AP Program

Students continue their rigorous training at the junior & senior level while preparing to write AP exams. This flexible program allows students to select only the course they wish to take at the AP level.

 

OVERVIEW OF AP EXAM SCORES

Each AP Exam score is a weighted combination of the student’s scores on the multiple-choice section and the free-response section. The final score I s reported on a 5-point scale. Although  universities are responsible for setting their own credit and placement policies, AP scores offer a recommendation on how qualified students are to receive University credit of placement.

5 = extremely well qualified

4 = well qualified

3 = qualified

2 = possibly qualified

1 = no recommendation

The AP Program periodically conducts studies to compare the performance of AP students with the performance of University students in parallel courses. For most AP subjects, results indicate that:

AP Exam scores of 5 are equivalent to grades of A+ and A in the corresponding University course.

AP Exam scores of 4 are equivalent to grades pf A-, B+ and B in University.

AP Exam scores of 3 are equivalent to grades of B- C+ and C in University.