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Vimy Ridge Academy Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) is a rigorous academic program that prepares you for the transition from high school to university, and it’s the largest academic enrichment program in the world. Last year, more than 2.6 million high school students at nearly 18,000 schools worldwide took AP exams. Enrolling in AP courses will allow you to complete university courses as part of your high school studies. The courses you take at Vimy are recognized by 3,900 universities in over 30 countries!

 

The AP Advantage:

You will have the flexibility to enroll in the AP classes that interest you. There are no mandatory courses you have to register in. Choose to take one or several AP courses or a full AP program, with academic timetables tailored to your individual abilities, interests and extracurricular commitments. AP courses allow students to develop and practice higher order thinking skills with other like-minded, driven students and participate in enrichment activities, special events and field trips offered to Advanced Placement students.

AP courses provide students with an opportunity to get a head start on university and even to earn university credits and advanced standing in university. When you complete an AP course, you will have the choice of using the higher grade on either your AP or Diploma exam when applying to university or college. Completing AP courses will make you eligible for scholarships and grants only open to Advanced Placement students.

 
GRADE 10   GRADE 11 GRADE 12
English 10-1 AP English 20-1 AP English 30-1 AP
Social 10-1 AP Social 20-1 AP English 35 AP (3 credit)
Math 10C AP Chemistry 20 AP Social 30-1 AP
Math 20-1 AP Physics 20 AP Math 31 AP
Science 10 AP Math 30-1 AP Chemistry 30 AP
Biology 20 AP

Western World History 30
(European History 25)

Chemistry 35 AP (3 credit)
    Physics 30 AP
    Physics 35 AP (3 credit)
    Biology 30 AP
    Biology 35 AP (3 credit)

 

 Sample Student Schedule Afternoon Programming:

Block

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

0

Day A

Day B

Day A

Day B

Day A

Day B

Day A

WWH 25

Day B

Day A

ELA 35

Day B

Bio 35

Day A

Chem 35

Day B

Physics 35

1

ELA 10-1

Soc 10-1

ELA 20-1

Soc 20-1

ELA 30-1

Soc 30-1

2

Math 10C

Math 20-1

Math 30-1

Chem 20

Math 31

Chem 30

3

Sci 10

Bio 20

Physics 20

Option/Lang

Bio 30

Physics 30

4

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

5

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

                         

 

Sample Student Schedule Morning Programming:

Block

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

 

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

Sem 2

0

Day A

Day B

Day A

Day B

Day A

Day B

Day A

WWH 25

Day B

Day A

ELA 35

Day B

Bio 35

Day A

Chem 35

Day B

Physics 35

1

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

2

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

Program

3

Sci 10

Bio 20

Physics 20

Option/Lang

Bio 30

Physics 30

4

ELA 10-1

Soc 10-1

ELA 20-1

Soc 20-1

ELA 30-1

Soc 30-1

5

Math 10C

Math 20-1

Math 30-1

Chem 20

Math 31

Chem 30

                         

 

What Is AP? 

The AP Program offers college-level courses and exams that you can take in high school.

 

An Edge in College 

Taking AP courses in high school could give you an advantage in college by letting you:

Earn College Credit

Your AP score could earn you college credits before you even set foot on campus.

Earn Advanced Placement

Your AP score can let you skip introductory courses in college.

Save Money and Time

Earning credit or placement can open up time on your schedule or even let you graduate early.

Stand Out to Colleges

“AP” on your high school transcript shows colleges you’ve tackled college-level work.

 

An Opportunity to Earn Credit

Nearly all colleges and universities in the United States grant credit and placement for qualifying AP scores. Use our tool to find colleges you’re interested in and see what you could earn with AP.
— Tyler V., University of Washington

 

A Head Start in High School 

Research consistently shows that AP students are better prepared for college than students who don’t take AP. They’re more likely to enroll and stay in college, do well in their classes, and graduate in four years. Taking AP can help you:

Get a Taste of College

Get familiar with college-level work—and boost your confidence by tackling it.

Develop College Skills

Time management, critical thinking, scholarly writing—AP courses help you hone the skills you’ll need in college and career.

Discover Your Passion

Studying a subject in depth could give you new insights and even put you on the path to a career.

 

A Path to Your Future 

Use our tool to see which AP courses can help you on the path to specific careers or college majors. 

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/choosing-courses/by-major-career


Getting Credit and Placement.
 

Entering college with credit you’ve already earned through AP can save you time and money—for example, you might be able to skip introductory courses or even graduate early.

Colleges set their own policies.

Nearly all U.S. colleges and universities and many international institutions honor AP scores. Most have a written policy spelling out how they award credit and advanced placement.

You have to send your scores.

To get college credit for your AP scores, you have to request that the College Board send your official score report to the college of your choice. After receiving your scores, your college should notify you about any credit, advanced placement, and/or course exemptions you have earned.

You may need to follow up.

If you have questions about the status of your AP credit or placement, you must contact your college directly.

 

What is Advanced Placement and how is it different from Credit?

If a college or university awards you advanced placement based on your AP Exam scores, which means you might be able to skip introductory classes and go straight into higher-level classes. It might also mean that you can skip courses that the college requires students to take to fulfill general education requirements.

Advanced placement is not the same thing as receiving credit, which means you actually earn points toward your college degree. Colleges may offer both credit and placement, just credit, or just placement for successful AP scores. Visit your college’s website or talk to an admission officer to find out which kind of recognition is offered.

U of Alberta acceptance and placement policies:

https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/resources/ap-students

College Board Search Tool for acceptance and placement of AP courses:

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies  

 



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