Advanced Placement (AP) is an internationally recognized program that allows students to enrich the Ontario Curriculum with the goal of achieving university accreditation while enrolled at St. Benedict.
Pre-AP courses are offered in grades 9 – 11.
AP courses are offered in grade 12. They are audited by the AP College Board and include the option of writing the AP exam in May.
Students are not required to take the entire Pre-AP/AP Program, and they may opt out of courses in future grades.
It is possible to opt into Pre-AP/AP courses in the later grades without the previous Pre-AP course; however, students would then be responsible for filling in any gaps in their learning (with the support of their teachers).
Students in Pre-AP/AP courses complete Ontario curriculum with appropriate extensions designed to prepare students for writing the Grade 12 AP exam(s).
AP exam results stay confidential until the student elects to release them. Some students will opt not to write the exam.
Grades are only one of the many factors that help determine a student’s suitability for AP.