NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRE-AP AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a cooperative agreement between participating secondary schools and post-secondary institutions. AP courses permit you to undertake additional academic content as identified by postsecondary institutions.
The College Board’s (the organization that runs AP programming worldwide) philosophy is, “All students who are willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum should be considered for admission to AP courses. The College Board encourages the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP courses for students from ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the AP Program. Schools should make every effort to ensure that their AP classes reflect the diversity of their student population.”
AP & Pre-AP course sections will run based on student requests and staff allocation.
Why Should Students Take the Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Program?
- AP students develop study habits, improve writing skills, and sharpen problem-solving skills, giving students the confidence to tackle the academic challenges of University.
- Entering University with AP credits gives students opportunities to move into upper-level courses in their field of interest, pursue a double major or study/travel abroad. There is a potential savings of hundreds of dollars in university fees as students are given credit for their successful AP courses. Student may also be eligible for bursaries and scholarships.
- Research consistently shows that students who are successful in AP experience greater academic success in University than similar students who do not participate in Advanced Placement courses.
Pre-AP Grade 9
We are seeking motivated students with a history of academic success and who have an interest in pursuing their studies in a more intense and in-depth manner. The PreAP program at LCI consists grade 9 courses in science, math and English. Students can select one, two or all three of these courses in grade 9. Pre-AP students are given the intellectual challenge to think critically and to apply higher order thinking strategies to gain a more profound understanding of the subject matter. Pre-AP students should enjoy discussion and independent research, as these skills are essential for success in university.