Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Program

"AP Stretches the mind, it broadens the world"

Dr. David Johnston
President, University of Waterloo

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

College Board Advanced Placement courses were created by the Ivy League universities and the major private schools in the United States in the 1950’s. They were designed to give secondary school students the opportunity to complete university work while still in high school. Today, these courses are offered to millions of students in thousands of  high schools around the world. Widely respected for their rigour, these courses remain the only courses that the Ivy League universities in the U.S. will accept for admission to their institutions, and are recognized for credit by all Canadian universities.

Many schools in Toronto and around the province offer Advanced Placement courses.  


What distinguishes York Memorial’s AP Program from another school’s program?  

York Memorial has developed an exemplary Advanced Placement program, boasting the largest number of accredited AP course offerings of any public high school in the province.

Our program has graduated students who have distinguished themselves nationally and internationally their success in AP courses. In 2010, York Memorial produced eight National APScholars, the highest number of ANY school in Ontario. The goal of Our AP program, however, is more than a purely academic one. We want to encourage both knowledge and responsibility; we want our students to participate in the arts and athletics; and we want our students to cultivate integrity and empathy. 
Our AP students demonstrate above-average academic ability, develop a precise style of thinking, and pursue worthwhile goals. Above all, they will become individuals who will think independently and who will contribute to the broader society.

For more info: College Board