Advanced Placement

What is Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement courses are enrichment opportunities offered through the College Board which is a trustee of the biggest and most prestigious universities in the world. They oversee the creation and administration of university-level exams to high-school students across the globe.  This program allows for the flexibility of the student to challenge exams in the academic areas that they are most interested and strongest in and complements our already diverse programming.

Advantages to the student

  1. Students looking for academic enrichment will be challenged by the rigorous curriculum and will be encouraged to reach their full potential.
  2. Develop skills that are highly sought after by post-secondary institutions and future employers.
  3. Students who take the AP exams are better prepared and experience greater success in their first year of university as they already have experience with university level material and exam writing.
  4. Upon the successful completion of the exams, students may be eligible for first year university credit. (Each university sets its own policies, please refer to the university web-sites, below are just three examples)
French Language and Culture (Advanced Placement)

The Advanced Placement (AP) French Language and Culture class is a university level course intended for students in their senior level of second language study. Students enrolled in the AP French Language and Culture course still complete the grade 11 Ontario FSL curriculum expectations; however, the content used to meet these curriculum expectations are dictated by the College Board and include the following six courses themes: Global Challenges: War and conflict, Families and Communities, Personal and Public Identities, Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology and Contemporary Life. Students enroll in this course should already have a good command of grammar structures as well as a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility. Students in the course will demonstrate their proficiency in each of the four communication competencies (i.e. listening, speaking, ready and writing) while studying the six global themes, making comparisons between the native language and the target language and between various French language cultures. They will use their second language skills to communicate in real-life, authentic situations and develop their knowledge and use of grammar structures in context. Exclusive use of French by the teacher and the students is a key component of the course and occurs at all times within the classroom. *Please note that only the Ontario FSL curriculum expectations will be evaluated and reported on for a student’s report card final mark.