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 provide our students and future community leaders with the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement 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 (think SAT tests).  They oversee the creation and administration of university-level exams to high-school students across the globe.  This program allows students the flexibility 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.

  • Students looking for academic enrichment will be challenged by the rigorous curriculum and will be encouraged to reach their full potential.
  • Develop skills that are highly sought after by post-secondary institutions and future employers.
  • Students who take the AP exams are better prepared for and experience greater success in their first year of university as they already have experience with university level material and exam writing.
  • 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 websites)

What Courses are available at SJSH?

Grade 11:

  • Pre-AP Biology (SBI 3UA) - Prep course for the Grade 12 AP Biology
  • Pre-AP English (ENG 3UA) - Prep Course for the 12 AP English Course
  • AP French Language and Culture (FIF 3UA)- Students will write the AP Exam*

Grade 12:

  • AP Biology (SBI4UA) - Students will write the AP exam*
  • AP English Literature and Composition (ENG4UA) - Students will write the AP exam*
  • AP European History (CHY4UA) - Students will write the AP exam*

*While students are strongly encouraged to write the Advanced Placement Exam, it is not required to do so in order to earn the high school credit.  There is a fee associated with the writing of the exam.

Interested students are encouraged to contact their Guidance Counselor or the Guidance Department at 705-494-8600 ext. 40233 or [email protected].  Students will be required to complete a Teacher Recommendation Form for AP Candidates.


For more information please visit:   What is AP? (note: in Ontario, AP scores are not used to determine admission to University programs.)

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