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Advanced Placement Program
What is advanced placement? Enhanced/Enriched high school curricula Post-Secondary level courses taught in high schools by high school teachers. AP Course Descriptions reflect courses taught in colleges and universities throughout the country. The development of good academic habits: analytical reasoning skills disciplined study. Possible exemption from introductory courses in college and university.
Sample Advanced Accreditation Policies UBC APIBAPIB UofA APIBAPIB University of Western Ontario APIBAPIB McGill university APIBAPIB Dalhousie AP and IBAP and IB
Benefits of taking AP You’ll study a subject in greater depth An A.P. course will provide an additional challenge. You may get a clearer idea of what you want to do next. A.P. prepares you for university-level work Taking A.P. classes can open doors for you (Ivy League, specialty programs).
Benefits of taking AP By taking an A.P. exam you will be investing in yourself and your future. $92/exam fee vs. $700+/university course Gaining credit in university can give you time for other interests. Earning credit in A.P. classes may lead to your having the time to take a double major in university or complete your undergraduate degree in less time.
Is AP right for me? Benefits of taking Advanced Placement Additional Challenges Have like minded peers Discover and pursue passions Better prepared for university Possible issues of taking Advanced Placement May find the challenge too hard May fall behind due to the acceleration of course work. Excessive stress Missing out in other opportunities
AP and IB similarities Both provide excellent enrichment opportunities Both are accepted by most major universities and colleges throughout the world
AP vs. IB AP every course taught may lead to university credit IB only courses taught at the “higher level” designation are university credit courses
AP vs. IB AP very flexible as students may take one course or more no additional requirements other than the completion of course work IB I.B. students take a minimum of two courses. Some I.B. students may choose to complete a full I.B. Program; however, there are many additional requirements to this program
What about a student’s school mark? AP students’ work is benchmarked to the Alberta Education Programs of Studies Common Final Exams written by all students, regardless of program
How did our students do?
Enriched and AP program at CHHS 10 Level enriched Min. 80% 20 Level enriched Min. 80% 30/35 Level AP course 10 Level Enriched course – one semester 20 Level Enriched course – one semester 30/35 Level Advanced Placement course - full year 8 credits -AP exam in May -Diploma in June
AP® at Crescent Heights English Literature European History Calculus (AB) Biology Chemistry Physics Art Chinese (Mandarin) French Spanish German