The Advanced Placement (AP) program is a cooperative educational endeavour between high schools and universities. AP courses allow high school students to experience university-level academic learning in addition to Alberta Education curriculum.
Students who complete an AP course scoring four to five on a five-point scale are able to receive university advanced placement (skip that corresponding course) and are often eligible to receive credit for that corresponding university course from any Canadian university and many American and international colleges and universities.
Students who wish to enrol in AP courses can choose from one subject to several based on their interests and prerequisite grades.
Why Take AP?
In today’s highly competitive world, it is becoming apparent that students are seeking more and more ways to enrich their learning experiences in high school. The Advanced Placement Program at Notre Dame is an enrichment program that will indeed offer students an unparalleled challenge with sophisticated material that goes far deeper than conventional courses.
Exposure to and experience with curriculum that one would find at a college level, provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience in what their post-secondary education could be like. The fact that universities give first-year credits for AP courses may offer additional appeal.
Hopefully many of you will decide to register in the Advanced Placement Program and will find the courses interesting and challenging. Successful completion of this program may be seen as a passport that opens the doors to some of the world’s top universities.