WHAT IS AP? AP allows motivated high school students to take university-level courses while still in high school 34 courses in 21 subject areas taught by high school teachers courses developed by committees of university professors and experienced AP teachers exams are written in May at the student’s school each exam is 50% multiple choice / 50 % free response
WHY OFFER AP? Advanced Placement Programs add an additional opportunity for schools to “reach every student” by: supporting students in obtaining advanced placement, a credit and increased options at university as well as helping students stand out in admissions process and international recognition; promoting enrichment and challenge; enhancing individual student strengths; increasing strategies for active learning; providing more specific preparation for university exams and projects.
Successful completion of an Advanced Placement Examination can result in advanced placement (university transfer credit), program admission, or both, depending on the university a student chooses to attend. Students who enter university having taken an AP course regularly claim to be more confident in and prepared for their university studies. AP courses are recognized by 90% of postsecondary institutions in North America and in over 600 universities in 60 other countries around the world. An AP course is not a prerequisite in any university program in North America.
AP Exam Grades 5 = extremely well qualified 4 = well qualified 3 = qualified 2 = possibly qualified 1 = no recommendation
AP STATISTICS 2013 AP WORLD: # of countries 140 # of high schools 18,900 # of students 2,220,000 # of exams written 3,900,000 AP CANADA: # of high schools 565 # of students 17,300 # of exams written 26,650 AP ONTARIO: # of high schools 215 # of students 5,307 # of exams written 8,233
Ontario Course Results Courses# of Exams% at 3 or more 1Calculus AB122276.1 2English Literature87476.5 3Biology76984.8 4Chemistry70178.5 5English Language66772.1 6French Language64594.3 7Physics B42179.6 8Economics Micro37672.1 9Calculus BC37378.8 10Economics Macro26759.9
What is Pre-AP? A clearly articulated sequence of courses that enrich students and lead to AP courses. Teachers trained to help students acquire the skills, concepts and habits of mind necessary for success on AP Exams. Emphasis is on inquiry-based learning, problem-solving techniques and other learning strategies that students need for success in AP and beyond.
The AP School Leader Is a principal who: Provides support for teachers delivering the AP Program Schedules AP Courses into first Semester Communicates information about the AP Program to students, parents and the school community Attends training through AP Canada
The AP Teacher Is a teacher who: Has volunteered to provide university level curriculum at the high school level Is a expert in his or her subject area Has a passion for developing subject specific expertise in students Has been trained by AP Canada
The AP Coordinator Is a Guidance Counsellor who: Files AP Participation forms – November 15 th Plans AP exam administration – Jan/Feb Orders AP exams – March Receives, checks & stores AP exams securely Oversees secure running of AP exams Returns exams to ETS 24 hours after last exam Sends exam payments in to AP Canada
SCDSB AP Courses 2014-2015 Course CodeSchoolsCourse CodeSchools ENG4U English Banting MHS Bradford DSH Penetanguishene SS Twin Lakes SS FSF4U French Midland SS Penetanguishene SS SBI4U Biology Banting MHS Midland SS Nantyr Shores SS Nottawasaga Pines SS Penetanguishene SS CHY4U European History Nottawasaga Pines SS MCV4U Calculus Bear Creek SS Nottawasaga Pines SS Twin Lakes SS AVI4M Studio Art Penetanguishene SS SPH4U Physics Bradford DHS OD/Park SCH4U Chemistry Twin Lakes SS OD/Park ICS4U Computer Science Innisdale SS SBI3U Biology Nantyr Shores SS
Important Dates 2014-2015 September, 2014 Semester One All AP Courses Begin January, 2015AP Exam Fee Collected - $100.00 per exam May, 2015AP exams written: May 5 – 12 AP courses scheduled in semester one June, 2015Students receive AP assessment from College Board
Additional Resources are available at: apcentral.collegeboard.com