Advanced Placement

New changes to Advanced Placement at MD

  • Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, students in Grade 9 may apply for AP in their Grade 9 school year.
  • Advanced Placement is a Pathway that is designed to academically challenge students and is focused on post-secondary advanced placement. It is regulated by the College Board.
  • The core curriculum consists of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences which is a clustered approach and prepares students for senior AP courses. In Grades 11 and 12, students continue their rigorous training at the senior level and ultimately may choose to write the AP exam.
  • This flexible pathway allows students to select only the courses and exams they wish to take to secure advanced placement in university.

Who can apply?

Any Grade 8 Milton student may apply to AP at Milton District High School.

How do I apply?

Simply complete an online application form and upload all required documents by the December 6th, 2019 deadline.

Use this Application Form, and then choose Download file, fill in the form online and either save or print hard copy to scan & email to

What are the advantages of AP courses?

  • The main advantage of taking AP courses are the additional opportunities and exposures students will have to the following global competencies,
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Self-Directed Learning
    • Collaboration
    • Communication
  • Many post secondary institutions favourably consider the completion of AP courses.

Will students qualify for bussing?

  • Only students who are within the boundaries of Milton District High School and who meet the board requirements for bussing will be given the board-sponsored transportation.
  • If students are accepted into the AP program, and live outside of the MDHS boundary, students will be expected to arrange transportation to and from school each day.

MD's additional Advanced Placement

  • Students already enrolled at MD in Grades 9 or 10, are able to select AP Courses that start in their grade 11 and/or 12 school year.
  • Please note that there is not an application for the senior AP courses. Grade 10 students can sign up for AP when they are choosing their Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses.

Potential Courses Offered

  • Grade 11 Biology
  • Grade 11 Chemistry
  • Grade 11 Physics
  • Grade 11 English – Comprehension
  • Grade 12 European History
  • Grade 12 Calculus
  • Grade 12 Biology
  • Grade 12 Chemistry
  • Grade 12 Physics

AP Exams

These AP examinations are standardized tests, created by the College Board

  • Students are not required to write these exams to take the AP courses.
  • 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.
  • Each AP exam costs approximately $140.00 to write.

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.

Interested in Advanced Placement?

Reach out to Mrs. Tanya MacLean to discuss options for your student. Call the school or send an email to:

macleant@hd or