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.
PLEASE NOTE: Students must pay an exam sitting fee of $105 to ensure an exam is ordered for them in the required subject or subjects.
The following Alberta universities offer favourable admission policies to AP Students:
University of Alberta
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
Mount Royal University Equivalencies
The following link will provide information for other universities throughout Canada:
International College Board
To further explore AP information please access the “College Board’s AP website” to consider why students should enroll in Advanced Placement classes.
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AP courses at Saint Francis parallel and expand on the Alberta curriculum; they seek to develop sophisticated thought processes and academic habits, and move through curriculum at an accelerated pace. They prepare students to write both Alberta Diploma examinations and globally-recognized Advanced Placement exams.
AP courses are currently available for capable and interested students in:
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, French, Physics, and Social Studies.
Saint Francis AP Information Booklet
AP in Canada
May 2020 AP Exam Calendar
Contact: Mr. Marc Osenton, AP Coordinator or Ms. Coralie Bedier, Student Services