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1 Advanced Placement Program

2 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.

3 Sample Advanced Accreditation Policies  UBC APIBAPIB  UofA APIBAPIB  University of Western Ontario APIBAPIB  McGill university APIBAPIB  Dalhousie AP and IBAP and IB

4 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).

5 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.

6 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

7 AP and IB similarities  Both provide excellent enrichment opportunities  Both are accepted by most major universities and colleges throughout the world

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 How did our students do?

12 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

13 AP® at Crescent Heights  English Literature  European History  Calculus (AB)  Biology  Chemistry  Physics  Art  Chinese (Mandarin)  French  Spanish  German

14 Questions, Queries, and Quandaries


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