Advanced Placement® (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) is available in a variety of subject areas that will broaden students intellectual horizons. The AP Program is an intense, challenging academic program designed to provide motivated high school students with university-level academic courses. Students study subjects in greater depth and detail and explore the world through a variety of perspectives. High school students who complete AP courses and demonstrate mastery of subject material may write AP examinations, potentially leading to university credit.

AP is considered a standard for academic excellence in Canada, the United States and around the world. AP courses and exam grades are used in the admission process in more than 3,600 universities and colleges in 112 different countries.

Taking AP courses will give students a clear understanding of what they need to   do to succeed at the university level. Student work will be evaluated by college and university professors, and trained AP teachers using university-level standards. Students decide which colleges and universities receive their AP exam grades.

“First of all, I love the environment of AP. There is an excitement to learn from the teachers and the students!” - Summiya I.

The AP Advantage

Opportunity

AP students enjoy worldwide recognition as top students by writing AP exams, and have the potential to earn university credits while at James Fowler.

Environment

The AP learning environment is supportive and positive. Imagine being in a class where everyone wants to be there!

Preparation

AP is Canada’s largest and most recognized enrichment program. It prepares students for optimum success in university.

Challenge

AP provides unique challenges for students while enhancing the Alberta curriculum.

Flexibility

AP students at James Fowler may take any number of our AP courses.

Intellectual Engagement

AP students develop skills needed to succeed in independent learning environments.

AP Courses Offered at James Fowler High School

Students entering AP at James Fowler begin their initial enrichment courses in Grade 10 in the subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts and Studio Art. All enriched courses will cover required content for Alberta Education in addition to AP specific materials and skill sets. Students may choose to take any number of courses offered in the AP program.

  • AP Art
  • AP Biology 
  • AP Calculus 
  • AP Chemistry 
  • AP Physics 
  • AP English Literature  
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics 
  • AP Computer Science Principles 
  • AP European History 
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​​Advanced Placement Program at the CBE

The CBE offers alternative programs of academic excellence and rigour, including Advanced Placement (AP). Students who take AP® can earn advanced credit or advanced standing at thousands of colleges and universities on the basis of their AP® achievements.
 

You can look on the CBE website for more information on the AP program, including registration information.​​​

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