Advanced Placement (AP)

What is Advanced Placement (AP)?

West Hill CI is proud to offer Pre-AP and AP courses for students in Grades 10 through 12. AP is an enrichment program for academically motivated and accomplished students. Developed and administered by the College Board in the United States, AP prepares students for entry into universities around the world.

West Hill students can be invited into Pre-AP English, Math and/or Science based on their Grade 9 academic effort and achievement. Invitations are given in May of each school year. While in the Grade 10 and 11 Pre-AP courses, students complete reach-ahead curriculum. Once in the Grade 12 AP course, students complete the Grade 12 Ontario curriculum in addition to first year university curriculum. Performing well on standardized AP exams can earn students credit for first year university courses in Ontario and around the globe. Research shows that students who are successful in AP typically experience greater academic success in university than those who do not participate in AP.

Why AP?

AP is based on a North American curriculum which is prefered by Ontario Universities. AP allows students the flexibility of taking one or more enrichment courses individually, therefore allowing students to excel in areas of particular interest to them.

For further information visit collegeboard.org or contact Ms. Renzetti in Student Services.