2 What is advanced placement? Enhanced/Enriched high school curriculaPost-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 skillsdisciplined study.Possible exemption from introductory courses in college and university.
3 Sample Advanced Accreditation Policies UBC AP IBUofA AP IBUniversity of Western Ontario AP IBMcGill university AP IBDalhousie AP 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 workTaking A.P. classes can open doors for you (Ivy League, specialty programs).
5 Benefits of taking APBy taking an A.P. exam you will be investing in yourself and your future. $92/exam fee vs. $700+/university courseGaining 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? Additional Challenges Have like minded peers Benefits of taking Advanced PlacementPossible issues of taking Advanced PlacementAdditional ChallengesHave like minded peersDiscover and pursue passionsBetter prepared for universityMay find the challenge too hardMay fall behind due to the acceleration of course work.Excessive stressMissing 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 IB every course taught may lead to university credit only courses taught at the “higher level” designation are university credit courses
9 AP vs. IB AP IB very flexible as students may take one course or more no additional requirements other than the completion of course workI.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 StudiesCommon Final Exams written by all students, regardless of program
12 Enriched and AP program at CHHS 10 Level enriched Min. 80% 20 Level enriched Min. 80% 30/35 Level AP course10 Level Enriched course – one semester20 Level Enriched course – one semester30/35 Level Advanced Placement course- full year 8 creditsAP exam in MayDiploma in June
13 AP® at Crescent Heights English LiteratureEuropean HistoryCalculus (AB)BiologyChemistryPhysicsArtChinese (Mandarin)FrenchSpanishGerman