Calgary Board of Education

 
Advanced Placement at Bowness

What is AP?

“Started in 1955 by the College Board, a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to [post-secondary] success and opportunity, the Advanced Placement Program (AP) enables students to pursue college-level studies while in high school. Based on their performance on rigourous AP Exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement or both for [post-secondary institutions]”. (College Board)

We at Bowness High School believe:

Advanced Placement offers the best opportunity to prepare students for the academic life of university. Taking a course within the program gives students the opportunity to experience university level content while still in high school. Students develop advanced skills in their chosen discipline, building confidence in their ability to succeed. The program allows for students to earn university credit or advanced placement at their post-secondary institution. Advanced Placement engages students with academic rigour while promoting self-advocacy and student choice. Students are able to pursue enrichment opportunities and follow their passions.

Why take an AP course?

Taking an AP course allows students:

  • to be challenged and engaged by rigourous academic curriculum while allowing for exploration at a greater depth.
  • to be in classes with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the subject area.
  • to send a powerful message to their post-secondary institutions that the student is ready for challenge and that they take their academic career seriously.
  • to take on the challenge of university level curricula without penalization.

We are introducing the program through our Pre-AP courses offered in English, Math, Science and Social Studies in Grade 10. Students also explore the following options:

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Pre-AP English 10
Pre-AP Math 10
Pre-AP Science 10
Pre-AP Social Studies 10
Pre-AP Art 10

AP Biology/Bio 20/Bio 30
AP Physics I/Physics 20
AP European History/Social 20
Pre-AP English 20
Pre-AP Math 20
Pre-AP Art 20

AP Calculus/Math 30/Math 31
AP Chemistry/Chem 20/Chem 30
AP English/English 30
AP Art/Art 30

NOTE:  AP Biology/Bio 20/Bio 30 will run alternating years with AP Chemistry/Chem20/Chem 30

Any questions or comments about the AP program at Bowness High School please feel free to contact the following:

Tara Berringer, AP Coordinator
tjberringer@cbe.ab.ca
403-286-5092 ext. 2171

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