High school just isn't challenging enough for some students—that's why we offer the Advanced Placement Program (AP).
AP gives our students an opportunity to pursue university-level studies while still in high school. This program was started in 1955 by the College Board, a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students with college/university success and opportunity. More than 35 million students have participated in the program, accounting for more than 60 million exams written.
AP provides an excellent means to prepare students for the rigours of university and college life. The AP Program enables students to receive credit, advanced placement, or both from those universities participating in the AP Program. The College Board establishes the curriculum for each AP course and provides marking for the exams. Currently, approximately 2.6 million students write more than 4.7 million AP exams in over 140 countries each year.
We offer Advanced Placement courses at the Grade 12 level at:
- Kildonan-East Collegiate
- Murdoch MacKay Collegiate
- River East Collegiate
We encourage our students who excel in their regular classes to speak to their subject teachers about pursuing the academic enrichment that comes with registration in an AP course. Our students have risen to the challenge and we have had many National Scholars, a designation based on their standings in AP exams written every May.
Information about AP is available at each high school.