What is Advanced Placement (AP)?
  • The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a partnership between high schools and colleges and universities across North America.  Designed to challenge academically capable students, the AP program allows students to work at an accelerated pace to complete the regular Ontario curriculum and to study the subject area at an advanced, university level.
  • High school students write an AP Exam in a subject area, and upon successful completion, advance to second year university in that subject area.
AP at Milton District High School
  • AP Courses start in grade 10, 11 or 12. 
  • The curriculum in these courses is accelerated to include the first year university curriculum. 
  • This allows motivated or high achieving high school students to study at the university level so they are challenged and not bored in that subject area.
Courses Offered 
  • Grade 10 Science
  • Grade 11 Biology
  • Grade 11 Chemistry
  • Grade 11 Physics
  • Grade 11 English – Comprehension
  • Grade 12 European History
  • Grade 12 Advanced Functions
  • Grade 12 Calculus
  • Grade 12 Biology
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Physics
Teachers at MD who teach AP Classes
  • Mrs. Anthony
  • Mr. Smiley
  • Mr. Tcherner
  • Mr. De Graaf
AP is Strength Based Learning (SBL)
  • SBL - Students can accelerate and refine their aptitude in the subject area that interests them
  • SBL - Celebrates student strengths
  • SBL - Allows students to focus on subjects that they find more difficult in the academic or applied stream while taking the subjects they enjoy at the AP level.
AP Exams
  • These AP examinations are standardized tests, created by the College Board
  • Exams are administered worldwide in May
  • Exams are graded in North America in June by North American educators
  • Students are mailed their exam scores or can access them on-line in July
  • Students can have scores sent to Universities or students can chose to have their scores suppressed.
Scores on AP Exams
The following five-point scale is used to score the exams:
  • 5 = extremely well qualified 
  • 4 = well qualified 
  • 3 = qualified 
  • 2 = possibly qualified 
  • 1 = no recommendation
Level 3 is a pass
  • Canadian Universities want level 4 or 5 for a transfer credit or Advanced Placement into second year
Major Canadian Universities that Accept Advanced Placement Scores (also accepted in over 3000 Colleges/Universities worldwide).
  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Waterloo
  • McMaster University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • Queen`s University
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Regina
  • University of Alberta
  • Memorial University
How can your Learner Benefit from AP?
  • AP enhances student engagement and high achieving students are not bored
  • AP improves self esteem and self confidence
  • AP puts your student ahead of the pack in terms of their academic success
AP increases your learner’s options
  • Your learner can move into upper level university courses or have time to get a double major, or travel
  • AP allows your learner to experience a University level exam while still in high school – more prepared at University
  • AP allows your learner to stand out in the admissions process 
“One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations.”
William R. Fitzsimmons Dean of Admissions, Harvard University

 
Lindsay MacMillan scored a Level 5 on her AP English Exam.  She is currently studying at University of Ottawa and is planning to go to law school.
 

Students enrolled in the AP Biology class - Invertebrate Behaviour Lab.
 
Biotechnology Field Trip to McMaster University

For further information please visit:  www.collegeboard.org