Advanced Placement

The Program

Advanced Placement (AP) is an esteemed program designed to challenge secondary school students academically and allow them to earn college credits while still in high school. Developed by the College Board, the AP curriculum offers a wide range of college/university-level courses across various subjects, including mathematics, science, history, and English.

What sets AP apart is its rigorous curriculum, which goes beyond the standard high school curriculum and delves into more complex and in-depth subject matter. The courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who follow a standardized syllabus and prepare students for the corresponding AP exams held each year in May.

By enrolling in AP courses, students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills crucial for higher education success. They engage in college-level discussions, research, and projects that challenge their intellectual capabilities and foster a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Advanced Placement at St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s College is a member of the Council of AP Schools in Ontario (CAPSON). On average 50 per cent of students write at least one AP exam: 90 per cent of the exams written are scored 3 or higher; nearly half of the students taking AP exams earn scholar status.
SAC students are enrolled in the following AP courses:
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French Language
  • Geography
  • German
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics 
  • Statistics
  • U.S. History
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