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Advanced Placement

Dr. Anne Anderson High School offers Advanced Placement (AP) programming. AP is an internationally recognized program that prepares students to experience college or university-level courses while enrolled in high school. 

AP is a rigorous academic program that prepares you for the transition from high school to university, and it’s the largest academic enrichment program in the world. Last year, more than 2.6 million high school students at nearly 18,000 schools worldwide took AP exams. Enrolling in AP courses will allow you to complete university courses as part of your high school studies. The courses you take at Dr. Anne Anderson are recognized by 3,900 universities in over 30 countries!

Our students will develop academic skills in a challenging learning environment. This has many benefits, including:

  • Improved ability to handle rigorous and advanced coursework
  • Improved work and study skills
  • Familiarity working at an accelerated pace
  • Ease of transition from high school to post-secondary studies
  • Opportunities to earn university-level credits or advanced placement at colleges and universities worldwide

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program challenges highly motivated students by exposing them to post-secondary course content and encourages the development of skills needed for academic excellence beyond high school.

In our AP program students engage in an in-depth study of advanced concepts. Students have a choice between taking one AP course, several courses, or a full AP program. Our school offers AP-level courses in calculus, sciences, English, computing sciences, languages, art and history.

Because of the rigorous nature of the courses, to be eligible for this programming, students must be:

  • willing and academically prepared to accept the challenge of a rigorous academic curriculum 
  • self motivated and disciplined
  • interested in engaging in introductory-level university content


What does AP look like at DAAHS?

  • View our AP Brochure for 2024/25
  • Expect enriched content at a faster pace
  • In grade ten, you can register in one or more of:
    • English 10-1 AP 
    • Social Studies 10-1 AP
    • Math 10C AP
    • Science 10 AP
    • Art & Design 10 or Computer Science 10  (prerequisites for the Grade 11 AP courses)
  • Full AP students will extend their learning on specific AP topics during special pull out days or school-wide Agora programming 
    • Grade 11 Full AP students - AP Seminar
    • Grade 12 Full AP students - AP Research

Our program outline:

  1. Content in AP classes is delivered at an accelerated pace to expand upon the Alberta curriculum. 
  2. Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on the  curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Evaluation of the Alberta curriculum in these courses parallels that of regular classes and AP students write final exams equivalent to those in regular classes. 
  3. A distinct advantage of the AP program is flexibility. A student may enrol in one, some, or all AP courses. Students are not required to schedule additional time to complete AP courses which leaves room for complementary courses. 
  4. Upon completion of senior level AP courses, students may write internationally recognized exams prepared and scored by the College Board. 
  5. Students registering in AP courses may obtain credit and/or advanced placement in major Canadian and American universities. 
  6. Students may use the higher grade of either their AP or final 30 level mark when applying to many post-secondary institutions.

For More Information:

  • More information about AP Capstone can be found on the AP Website
  • This short video features Canadian students who are taking the AP Capstone Diploma Program
  • This brochure outlines why AP might be the right choice for you
  • The AP Website also has a tool to see which AP courses can help you on the path to specific careers or college majors


What is Advanced Placement and how is it different from credit?

If a college or university awards you advanced placement based on your AP Exam scores, you might be able to skip introductory classes and go straight into higher-level classes. It might also mean that you can skip courses that the college requires students to take to fulfill general education requirements.

Advanced Placement is not the same thing as receiving credit, which means you actually earn points toward your college degree. Colleges may offer both credit and placement, just credit, or just placement for successful AP scores. Visit your university or college’s website or talk to an admission officer to find out which kind of recognition is offered.

University of Alberta acceptance and placement policies:

For the College Board Search Tool for acceptance and placement of AP courses, click here.   

Students enrolled in Advanced Placement will also receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs. For more information, please visit: www.collegeboard.org