Advanced Placement Program

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison

The Advanced Placement Program (AP) is a highly academic international program.  The program seeks to prepare students for post-secondary education.  Successful completion of AP exams earns students credits or advanced standing at most universities in Canada and abroad.

Benefits of the Advanced Placement Program

  • University preparation
  • Opportunities for enrichment and curriculum enhancement
  • Held in high regard by post-secondary institutions
  • Earn university credits and placement
  • Increased eligibility for scholarships
  • Develop more rigorous study habits and university level academic skills
  • A unique learning opportunity for highly motivated, academically inclined students.

Delivery of the Program

The preparation courses for the AP Program have been developed by York Catholic District School Board teachers in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Canadian and World Studies. The Grade 9, 10, and 11 curriculum expectations have been extended to align with the Grade 12 AP expectations that are evaluated on the international AP subject examinations.

Course Load

All students enrolled in the Grade 9 AP preparatory program will take the following courses:

  • English (ENG1DY)
  • Science (SNC1DY)
  • Geography (CGC1DY)
  • Mathematics (MPM1DY)

Assessment Policy

Students will be assessed and evaluated according to the Ontario Ministry of Education documents for Mathematics, Science, English and Canadian & World Studies.