CENTRAL MEMORIAL LORD SHAUGHNESSY HIGH SCHOOL

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CENTRAL MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

WHAT EXACTLY IS AP?

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Advanced Placement was established in the 1950’s for enrichment beyond US high school curriculums. It is a program of challenge that emulates post-secondary rigour. The exams, written in Grade 12, are based on a 5 point scale. It provides flexibility to meet localized curriculum requirements AP exam results are recognized in over 60 countries. Students can attain credit at 63 Canadian post-secondary institutions.

AP EXAM GRADING SYSTEM:

5 - extremely well qualified

4 - well qualified

3 - qualified

2 - possibly qualified

1 - no recommendation

WHY DO WE OFFER AP?

We have a school philosophy of each student achieving personalized success. AP students thrive academically. AP is early preparation for university. AP helps students explore existing areas of passion and curiosity. We believe in the Program’s merits.

AP COURSES CURRENTLY OFFERED

English 10-1, English 20-1 PreAP, English 30-1 AP

Math 10C, Math 20-1, Math 30-1, Math 31/35 PreAP PreAP PreAP AP

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Science 10, Chemistry 20 Pre AP, Chemistry 30/35 AP Science 10, Biology 20 Pre AP, Biology 30/35 AP Social 10-1, Social 20-1, Social 30/European History AP

Art 10 PVA/AP, Art 20 PVA/AP, Art 30 PVA/Studio AP Art

Music 10 PVA, Music 20 PVA, Music 30 PVA/AP

U of C EQUIVALENTS

       English 30 AP - U of C: ½ Course Junior English Social 30 AP - U of C: History 201 Chemistry 30 AP - U of C: Chemistry 201/203 or 209 (Schulich School of Engineering) Biology 30 AP - U of C: Biology 233 Art 30 AP - U of C: Art 241/243 Math 31/35 AP - U of C: Mathematics 251 Music Theory: Music Theory & Composition 201

WHAT IS THE “PROFILE” OF AN AP STUDENT?

       Strong critical and analytical thinking skills. Self-confident and thrives on challenge. Positive decision-maker who takes initiative. Excellent reading and writing skills. Enjoys working at an elevated work pace. Desires strengthening already strong study and time management skills. Above all else, passionate and curious about a given subject area.

RELEVANT WEBSITES

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   www.collegeboard.org

Student information Testing AP Courses and Curriculums 2. http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b823/    Central Memorial’s Programs Academic enrichment Student and Parent information 3. www.ap.ca/  Canadian Universities who recognize AP

Contact

   Duncan Garner, AP Coordinator 403-243-8880 ext. 3317 [email protected]

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