What is AP?
AP stands for Advanced Placement. These courses expand on the current curriculum. AP is more than just a class, it is a community of students and educators who are passionate, curious and committed to academic excellence. For more information visit: www.collegeboard.com/chooseAP
Why should you take AP courses?
Challenge Yourself!! In AP you will engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively and learn to write clearly and persuasively. AP courses help you develop the key skills you need to succeed in University. AP helps you earn University credits and stand out in the University admission process! High results on AP exams can also lead to many scholarship opportunities.
Who should take AP courses?
Anyone – if you are willing to work hard and be dedicated to your education then AP courses are for you. Since we are currently only offering AP courses at the University level we suggest that students who are University bound take AP courses. Students should be dedicated, hard workers who are willing to learn a great deal of information in a new way.
How do I earn University Credits?
You have to complete an AP exam in the second week of May. An exam is taken for each course you complete at the AP level (all costs will be covered by the school). For each exam you will receive a score between 1-5. If you score a 4 or a 5 on your exam then you have the potential to be granted 0.5 to 1 full university credit for each! That is a savings of $500-$1000 for each credit granted!
How do I sign up for AP courses?
1. Read this information.
2. Fill out the application form and if under 18 years of age have it signed by a parent or guardian.
3. Book an appointment with your guidance counsellor. When you enter your name in the appointment
book please put (AP) beside your name.
Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are available in the Applications & Forms.
Pre-AP & AP Course Progression