Advanced Placement

SJSH is proud to offer Advanced Placement opportunities to its students.

Building on our tradition of educating well-rounded, competitive students who excel upon graduation in both the community and the job market , SJSH is pleased to announce that we will be providing our students and future community leaders with the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. 

What is Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement courses are enrichment opportunities offered through the College Board which is a trustee of the biggest and most prestigious universities in the world.  They oversee the creation and administration of university-level exams to high-school students across the globe.  This program allows for the flexibility of the student to challenge exams in the academic areas that they are most interested and strongest in and complements our already diverse programming.

Advantages to the student.

  1. Students looking for academic enrichment will be challenged by the rigorous curriculum and will be encouraged to reach their full potential.
  2. Develop skills that are highly sought after by post-secondary institutions and future employers.
  3. Students who take the AP exams are better prepared and experience greater success in their first year of university as they already have experience with university level material and exam writing.
  4. Upon the successful completion of the exams, students may be eligible for first year university credit. (Each university sets its own policies, please refer to the university web-sites, below are just three examples)

Nipissing University:

Advanced standing will be granted for most AP courses completed with a grade of 4 or higher, to a maximum of 18 credits.  (

Western University

If you are registered in Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and if you achieve a 4 out of 5 on your final AP exams, you may be considered for transfer credit to a maximum of two full credits as approved by the appropriate faculty. To be considered for transfer credit, you must have the College Board send your results directly to Western as soon as they are available     ( 

University of Ottawa

We may grant you advanced standing for AP courses in which you’ve achieved a score of at least 4 in your AP exam. We can grant you up to 30 credits, depending on the requirements of the program you’ve chosen  (

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