Advanced Placement (AP) Information

The AP Program gives students the opportunity to take college level courses while they are still in high school.

AP courses are challenging and demanding. However, the rewards are many: much smaller class size (compared to post-secondary), complimentary use of textbook(s) and advanced credit and/or placement at participating colleges and universities throughout the world are just some of the benefits.

In addition,

  • AP students outperform other university students
  • 80% of these students receive A’s or B’s at subsequent course work
  • Students who take an AP course and score higher than 1 on a scale of 1-5 perform better in university than students who do not take an AP course

*In order to obtain advanced placement and/or credit status at a participating college or university, a student will need to write the AP exam(s) of his/her choice. Also, students need to check with the post-secondary institution of their choice to see whether AP exams are accepted and what AP exam grade is needed to gain credit and/or advanced placement for a particular course. It is strongly recommended that students conduct this investigation before ordering AP exams.

If an AP course is not offered at the school, the student can still write the corresponding AP exam.

Information about ordering AP exams will be available to all students in January. Please note that each exam costs approximately $135 and is payable to the school.  AP exams are written in May.

For more information on the AP program at Alpha, please click here for the Course Selection Presentation.

Courses

The following AP courses are offered at Alpha Secondary.  Please contact the following teachers if you have any questions regarding a specific course.

Course Teacher
AP Art (2D Design, 3D Design) Ms. D. Clark
AP Biology  Mr. B. Gibney
AP Calculus AB Mr. E. Ko
AP Chemistry Mr. B. Gibney and Ms. J. Rana
AP English Literature Ms. A. McChesney
AP Environmental Sciences Mr. B. Gibney
AP French Language and Culture Ms. C. Godin
AP Human Geography Mr. M. Wong
AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Ms. K. Jansen
AP Physics 1 Ms. B. Burnaci
AP Psychology Mr. K. Suttor-Doerksen
AP Statistics Mr. E. Ko

For a description of AP courses offered at Alpha, please click here.