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The Advanced Placement Program (High School) is designed to provide motivated high school students with post-secondary-level academic courses. This rigorous academic program offers students a head start in successfully navigating academic challenges they will encounter at post-secondary schools. Based on their performance on AP examinations students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for university and college. Students' achievements in AP courses are celebrated with College Board Awards and Scholarships from most universities including the University of Alberta.

The AP Program provides:

  • A selection of academic courses at the post-secondary level taken in high school.
  • A focused learning environment
  • Academic skill development in writing, research, problem solving, independence, critical thinking and responsibility
  • Increased confidence and readiness for post-secondary studies
  • Active, high-level learning that allows students to develop the skills, habits of mind, and concepts needed to succeed in post-secondary institutions
  • The opportunity to take courses in specific areas of student interest and ability
  • Credit for some university and college first year courses
  • The chance to challenge AP exams in languages other than English to receive advanced placement and admission grades for university and college

AP students are:

  • Motivated to learn in a challenging academic setting
  • Eager to engage in independent research
  • Willing to challenge their thinking
  • Inclined to look at the world through a global perspective
  • Aspiring to academic excellence
  • Prepared to engage in deep and detailed study of specific subjects

Information from the University of Alberta regarding AP transfer and scholarships
Information from the University of Calgary regarding AP transfer and scholarships

Choose Advanced Placement & Pre-Advanced Placement 
(Grades 9-12)

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

A Different Kind of Class

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Find Your Passion

English, Social Studies, Math, & Science are the core courses in our program.

Prepare to Succeed in College/ University

AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement and Receive Scholarships!

The University of Alberta and other universities provide advanced placement/ credit for many AP courses. You will still be required to take a full load but you will be better prepared for college/ university!

How Do I Enrol?

Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enrol. Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need. One course in Advanced Placement is often enough.

The Advanced Placement Program (High School) is designed to provide motivated high school students with post-secondary-level academic courses. This rigorous academic program offers students a head start in successfully navigating academic challenges they will encounter at post-secondary schools. Based on their performance on AP examinations students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for university and college. Students' achievements in AP courses are celebrated with College Board Awards and Scholarships from most universities including the University of Alberta.

The AP Program provides:

  • A selection of academic courses at the post-secondary level taken in high school.
  • A focused learning environment
  • Academic skill development in writing, research, problem solving, independence, critical thinking and responsibility
  • Increased confidence and readiness for post-secondary studies
  • Active, high-level learning that allows students to develop the skills, habits of mind, and concepts needed to succeed in post-secondary institutions
  • The opportunity to take courses in specific areas of student interest and ability
  • Credit for some university and college first year courses
  • The chance to challenge AP exams in languages other than English to receive advanced placement and admission grades for university and college

AP students are:

  • Motivated to learn in a challenging academic setting
  • Eager to engage in independent research
  • Willing to challenge their thinking
  • Inclined to look at the world through a global perspective
  • Aspiring to academic excellence
  • Prepared to engage in deep and detailed study of specific subjects

Information from the University of Alberta regarding AP transfer and scholarships
Information from the University of Calgary regarding AP transfer and scholarships

Choose Advanced Placement & Pre-Advanced Placement 
(Grades 9-12)

Are you ready for a unique learning experience that will help you succeed in college? Through AP's college-level courses and exams, you can earn college credit and advanced placement, stand out in the admission process, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated, and inspiring teachers in the world.

A Different Kind of Class

From the moment you enter an AP classroom, you'll notice the difference—in the teacher's approach to the subject, in the attitude of your classmates, in the way you start to think. In AP classrooms, the focus is not on memorizing facts and figures. Instead you'll engage in intense discussions, solve problems collaboratively, and learn to write clearly and persuasively.

Find Your Passion

English, Social Studies, Math, & Science are the core courses in our program.

Prepare to Succeed in College/ University

AP courses can help you acquire the skills and habits you'll need to be successful in college. You'll improve your writing skills, sharpen your problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

Earn College Credit and Placement and Receive Scholarships!

The University of Alberta and other universities provide advanced placement/ credit for many AP courses. You will still be required to take a full load but you will be better prepared for college/ university!

How Do I Enrol?

Once you've decided to take the AP challenge it's easy to enrol. Talk to an AP teacher or the AP Coordinator at your school about the course you want to take. Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you might need. One course in Advanced Placement is often enough.