Advanced Placement (AP), Unique & Dual-Credit Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) is one high school route for university preparation, providing enriched and challenging academic courses that parallel and expand on the material covered in Alberta Education curricula. These courses are designed to help you develop good academic habits: analytical reasoning skills and disciplined study. AP provides the
flexibility to take one or more courses depending on your interests. Successful completion of AP examinations can lead to obtaining credit for some first year university courses. In addition to the AP exams, you are still required to write the Alberta Diploma Examinations in January or June. Students must purchase any required AP materials and pay a fee to write each AP exam in May. For more information on AP courses and university credits visit: https://www.collegeboard.org/

Recommended Sequence for AP/Dual-Credit Courses


Note | Students requesting to take AP courses offered in Grade 11/12 are required to have a teacher recommendation in the prerequisite course.

AP Biology 20/30/35 (2232) - 13 credits full year

Upon successful completion of this full-year course, students will be granted credit in Biology 20, Biology 30 and Biology 35 AP. This enriched program covers the Alberta Program of Studies for Biology 20 and 30, as well as additional outcomes from the AP curriculum. Students write the AP Biology exam in May and the diploma exam in June. There is an emphasis on lab skills, inquiry, and higher learning that covers the following topics: molecules and cells, heredity and evolution, and organisms and populations. Prerequisite: Science 10, Math 10C and teacher recommendation.

Chemistry 20 Pre-AP (2798) - 5 credits

Chemistry 20 Pre-AP is an enriched program that covers the Alberta Program of Studies for Chemistry 20 and selected outcomes from the AP curriculum. There is an emphasis on lab skills, inquiry, and higher learning. This course lays the foundation for further study in Chemistry 30/35 AP. Prerequisite: Science 10, Math 10C and teacher recommendation.
AP Chemistry 30/35 (2798) - 8 credits full year This full-year course covers the Alberta Program of Studies for Chemistry 30 as well as the content from the AP curriculum. The topics are at an advanced level and there is a significant lab component. Students write the diploma exam in January and the AP Chemistry exam in May. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be granted credit in Chemistry 30 and Chemistry 35 AP. Prerequisite: Chemistry 20 Pre-
AP or Chemistry 20 and teacher recommendation.

English 20 Pre-AP (2106) - 5 credits

This challenging course covers the English 20-1 Alberta Program of Studies, but in more depth and breadth. English 20 Pre-AP is designed to provide a stimulating challenge for academically-oriented students who are passionate about the English Language Arts. Students in this course experience advanced level text selection, assignments, and expectations. Prerequisite: English 10-1 and teacher recommendation.

AP English 30/35 (3106) - 8 credits full year

This challenging course covers the same Alberta Program of Studies as English 30-1, but does so in more depth and breadth. This is a course designed to provide challenges for academically oriented students who have a real passion about the English Language Arts. Students in this course experience advanced level text selection, assignments, and
expectations. Prerequisite: English 20 Pre-AP or with a teacher recommendation in English 20-1.

AP Math 30-1/31 (3790) - 10 credits full year

This full-year course is designed for Math 20 Pre-AP students continuing into the AP Math Program. Students must demonstrate a strong mastery of math skills and a high level of motivation and responsibility. Students first cover the Alberta Program of Studies for Math 30-1 at a more rigorous and theoretical level, as well as enriched topics. Students write the diploma exam in January. Students then cover all the outcomes needed to complete the Alberta Program of Studies requirements for Math 31 and the Advanced Placement requirements to challenge the AP Calculus AB cumulative exam in May. Advanced Placement Calculus emphasizes a multi-representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results and problems being expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Prerequisite: Math 20-1 and teacher recommendation.

Accelerated Social 20/30 (2774) – 10 credits full year

Accelerated Social Studies 20/30 will deal with the programs of study for both the Social 20 and 30 courses, as prescribed by Alberta Education. We will thoroughly explore the outcomes and competencies for both courses in an integrated fashion. This course is best suited for students that enjoy a challenging academic environment, and a quick pace. Prerequisite: Social 10-1 and teacher recommendation.

Humanities 20 (2773) - 10 credits full year

Humanities 20 will deal with the programs of study for both the Social and ELA 20 courses, as prescribed by Alberta Education. We will thoroughly explore the outcomes and competencies for both courses in an integrated fashion. This course is best suited for students that enjoy a challenge and thrive on the complexity of looking at Social and ELA concepts in a creative and abstract way. Prerequisite: ELA 10 & Social 10.

Physics 30/255 (3797) - 5 CBE credits & 3 UofC units - full year

This full-year course is designed for Physmatics 20 Pre-AP students continuing into the Dual-Credit Physics Program. Students must demonstrate a strong mastery of math skills and a high level of motivation and responsibility. Students first cover the content of Physics 30, as well as enriched topics. Beginning in January, at the University of Calgary, students attend lectures and labs in order to cover all the outcomes needed to complete the U of C requirements of Physics 255. Topics include electrostatics, DC circuits, calculation of magnetic intensity from currents, motion of charged particles in electric and magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, transient effects in capacitors and inductors, electric and magnetic properties of materials. There is an emphasis on lab skills, inquiry, and higher learning. Prerequisite: Physics 20 and teacher recommendation.

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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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