What is Advanced Placement?
The Advanced Placement (AP) program includes college level classes regulated through the College Board. The College Board helps more than 7 million students prepare for successful transition to college through preparatory programs including the Advanced Placement program and SAT. At RCS it is an optional program designed to offer our students enrichment by encouraging students to dig deeper into subjects that interest them. The rigorous nature of the program helps high school students develop their communication and research skills and better prepare for their post-secondary studies.
Most universities will grant credit in approved courses to students who achieve a 4 or 5 on international AP exams written in May.
The mark attained on an AP exam will not affect the class mark that appears on a student’s Ministry of Education transcript. The transcript mark reflects the achievement in meeting the outcomes of the Saskatchewan curriculum.
Who should take AP courses?
Generally, a mark of 80% or greater in a prerequisite course is suggested for students who wish to take an AP course. More important is the student’s motivation and commitment to the importance of academic rigor. To be successful, students should:
- enjoy a challenge
- have a well-developed work ethic
- be self-disciplined and self-motivated to achieve
- find learning stimulating and exciting
- have a teacher’s recommendation
- have parental support and approval
Browse our Advanced Placement brochure for specific information regarding AP courses offered at RCS.