River East Collegiate was one of the first schools in Manitoba to offer Advanced Placement, and as such is a flagship school for this program in western Canada.
Advanced Placement, as the name implies, is an enriched program of studies which not only prepares students for the rigors of university and college life, but also gives students the opportunity to earn university credits and advanced standing at university while still in high school.
* Benefit: Students gain university credit while in high school saving overall university costs.
These courses are more challenging and demanding than regular high school courses, and as such require a greater time commitment. As one would expect, the workload tends to be heavier as well.
* Benefit: Students learn to study smarter and to become efficient time managers.
River East offers students the opportunity to take the following courses which can lead to university credit or advanced standing:
• English Literature and Composition
• German Language
• Computer Science
Students have also gained university credits through individual study courses and exams in:
• Human Geography
• Studio Art
• Environmental Science
• Music Theory
Advanced Placement students can choose to register for all advanced placement courses offered at REC, or as many as they are interested in taking.
* Benefit: students need only take AP courses they are interested in.
For example a student who is only interested in English, can register for only AP English, and regular classes for the others.
Once in River East Collegiate, these are the paths students take moving towards the AP exam written at the beginning of May in the Grade 12 year:
»English 42A1+English 42A2
»Math 30SAA+Math 40Honours
(students may also add the H20A to round out this Social Studies path)
Computer Science 20A
»Computer Science 40AP
»Comp Science 42A
In May of the Grade 12 year, all AP students from all over the world, write Advanced Placement exams. These are three hours in length and involve problem solving, essay writing and other skills.
* Benefit: Students get experience writing university level standardized exams.
Our students have done extremely well in these exams over the years.
2003 - 2004 Three AP National Scholars
2004 - 2005 Three AP National Scholars
2005 - 2006 Two AP National Scholars
2006 - 2007 Four AP National Scholars
2007 -2008 Two AP National Scholars; Two Scholars with Distinction; Four AP Scholars
2008 - 2009 Two AP National Scholars; One Scholar with Distinction; Two Scholars with Honour; 9 AP Scholars
2009 - 2010 Three AP National Scholars; Two Scholars with Distinction; Two Scholars with Honour; Three AP Scholars
2010 - 2011 Four AP National Scholars; Six Scholars with Distinction; One Scholar with Honour; Five AP Scholars
2011 - 2012 three AP National Scholars; Six Scholars with Distinction; Four Scholars with Honour; Eight AP Scholars
2012 - 2013 Two AP National Scholars; Two Scholars with Distinction; Two Scholars with Honour; Seven AP Scholars
2013 - 2014 Three AP National Scholars; Four Scholars with Distinction; One Scholar with Honour; Five AP Scholars
2014 - 2015 One AP National Scholar; Four Scholars with Distinction; Seven Scholars with Honour; Nine AP Scholars
2015 - 2016 One AP National Scholar; One Scholar with Distinction; Two Scholars with Honour; Fourteen AP Scholars
A National Scholar Award is given to a student who achieves a minimum score of five and four on at least five exams.
* Benefit: Doing advanced placement at River East ensures excellent academic classroom instruction and university preparation.
•Several of our students in the past years have scored this on seven or eight exams
•One was awarded the prestigious International Scholar Award
•Advanced Placement is accepted for credit or standing at most universities in North America, and many major universities world wide.
* For specific details on each advanced placement course offered please see the course description found in the REC Program of Studies Guide. Check each applicable department.