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1 Introducing…

2 The A.P. (Advanced Placement) Program at Emily Carr S.S.

3 School-year Courses offered Official Advanced Placement Course Title: Official Advanced Placement Course Title: AP CALCULUS AB It is run as two courses at ECSS: It is run as two courses at ECSS: Grade 12 MHF4UE Advanced Functions Grade 12 MHF4UE Advanced Functions Grade 12 MCV4UE Calculus and Vectors Grade 12 MCV4UE Calculus and Vectors These two courses must be taken consecutively in the same school year. These two courses must be taken consecutively in the same school year.

4 School-year Courses offered AP Preparation: AP Preparation: Grade 11 MCR3U2 Functions (Pre-AP) Grade 11 MCR3U2 Functions (Pre-AP)

5 Prerequisites A very high standing in the previous University / Academic level course. A very high standing in the previous University / Academic level course. Consultation with a math teacher during the course selection process. Consultation with a math teacher during the course selection process.

6 Benefits of the AP Program Students are challenged by the in-depth study of subject matter at the university level in a team- oriented environment with similarly motivated peers. Students are challenged by the in-depth study of subject matter at the university level in a team- oriented environment with similarly motivated peers. They have the opportunity to experience the demands of university curriculum and, for those who qualify, to receive advanced standing or equivalent credits at participating universities in Canada and around the world. They have the opportunity to experience the demands of university curriculum and, for those who qualify, to receive advanced standing or equivalent credits at participating universities in Canada and around the world. AP courses give students a head start at university as a familiarity with the university- level material will ease the transition to post- secondary education. * AP courses give students a head start at university as a familiarity with the university- level material will ease the transition to post- secondary education. * Better equips students to manage the rigours of a highly demanding first year undergraduate program.* Better equips students to manage the rigours of a highly demanding first year undergraduate program.*

7 Frequently Asked Questions Should my child expect to receive a lower mark in an AP course because the material is more challenging? Should my child expect to receive a lower mark in an AP course because the material is more challenging? No. They are still evaluated based on the standards of the Ontario Curriculum. AP students will write the same school examination papers as their peers. No. They are still evaluated based on the standards of the Ontario Curriculum. AP students will write the same school examination papers as their peers.

8 Frequently Asked Questions What exactly makes the AP courses different? What exactly makes the AP courses different? The pacing of the AP courses is significantly quicker as more material is covered in the same amount of time The pacing of the AP courses is significantly quicker as more material is covered in the same amount of time The Advanced Functions course content is completed by November in order to accommodate the extra Calculus material covered in the AP Curriculum The Advanced Functions course content is completed by November in order to accommodate the extra Calculus material covered in the AP Curriculum

9 Frequently Asked Questions Can my child take the Grade 11 AP-prep course and then decide not to take the Grade 12 course? Can my child take the Grade 11 AP-prep course and then decide not to take the Grade 12 course? Yes. This is actually quite a common occurrence. Yes. This is actually quite a common occurrence.

10 Frequently Asked Questions What marks do the universities review? Do they know that my child has taken an AP course? What marks do the universities review? Do they know that my child has taken an AP course? The universities will only see the mark that appears on the Ontario Secondary report card for the corresponding course. If your child successfully meets the requirements to receive advanced standing or equivalent credits at a university, it is up to you to decide whether or not to submit this information. You may wish to indicate that you have taken the Grade 12 courses at the AP level on a supplementary application piece if applicable. The universities will only see the mark that appears on the Ontario Secondary report card for the corresponding course. If your child successfully meets the requirements to receive advanced standing or equivalent credits at a university, it is up to you to decide whether or not to submit this information. You may wish to indicate that you have taken the Grade 12 courses at the AP level on a supplementary application piece if applicable.

11 Frequently Asked Questions Is there a separate AP exam? Is there a separate AP exam? Yes. This exam takes place in early May and is set and evaluated by members of the American College Board. This mark does not in any way effect your Ontario Curriculum course mark. AP exam results are usually mailed in early July. Yes. This exam takes place in early May and is set and evaluated by members of the American College Board. This mark does not in any way effect your Ontario Curriculum course mark. AP exam results are usually mailed in early July.


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