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Pre-AP Application Deadline for Current Grade 8 Students – January 18th, 2019

Applications for current grade 9-11 students will open in the new year
Deadline Friday, February 22nd, 2019


Our pre-AP and advanced placement courses are built on our academic and university level courses, adding more in-depth units of study while accelerating course content.  Students have the opportunity to experience enriched, intensive study in their subjects of interest and strength, while preparing themselves for the knowledge and background equivalents to first-year university study during their grade 12 year (AP level courses).

Based on a student’s performance on optional AP exams (typically written in spring of grade 12), they may earn a transfer credit, advanced placement or both for that subject in first-year university.  Where applicable, each university decides independently how to recognize successful completion of AP courses/exams and has clear AP policies which students can access through university websites or our own guidance counsellors.

AP courses cover BOTH Ontario curriculum and AP content.  Students’ final course marks are based on their demonstration of knowledge of the Ontario curriculum.  Evaluation of AP content occurs during the final standardized exam written in grade 12.

Students should consider pre-AP courses (grades 9-11) as more of a mindset than an actual destination stream.  The focus of these courses should be on developing the skills and habits needed for success in grade 12 AP courses, including inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity, communication and collaboration.  Courses are designed to tap into students’ genuine passions for subject content while providing an enriched environment for those seeking an extra challenge beyond academic or university level.


SJAM is proud to offer the following courses as part of our exciting
Pre-Advanced Placement (grades 9-11) and Advanced Placement (grade 12) program:

GRADE 9
English
French (Enriched – for current French Immersion students)
Mathematics
Science

GRADE 10
English
French (Enriched – for former French Immersion students)
Mathematics
Science

GRADE 11
Biology
Chemistry
English
French (Enriched – for former French Immersion students)
Physics
Math (MCR3UW & MHF4UW – one each semester)


 GRADE 12 AP COURSES

Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
English
French (Enriched – for former French Immersion students)
Physics

Students may apply for one single pre-AP course or up to 3 pre-AP courses (the Grade 11 MCR3UW + MHF4UW count as one selection and are packaged during the same school year – 1 per semester). These courses will be taught by separate teachers. This year applications will be completed via an on-line process (see link above).

NOTE – students will NOT be able to select pre-AP or AP level courses in MyWay.  Please select the regular academic or university level for the pre-AP/AP course you plan to take.  Guidance counsellors will change course codes after final approvals for all pre-AP applicants.