Advanced Placement

What is AP?

Advanced Placement courses offer university level content to students while attending Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School. Students in the AP pathway are encouraged to study topics at greater depth providing the opportunity to learn and in some cases earn university credits towards a post-secondary degree.

AP provides students with an opportunity for learning that goes beyond facts and figures. The rich course material, classroom discussion and demanding assignments typical of AP courses will help your child develop the knowledge, learning skills, and critical thinking skills expected of university bound students.

Available Programs

Students in Advanced Placement at Bishop Reding C.S.S. can take courses in:

  • Art and Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Math
  • Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)
  • English
  • Computer Science
  • French Language

A student is free to select which of the subjects they wish to pursue although many are successful taking all of the options available in Advanced Placement pathway.

International Recognition

In grade 12 students may elect to write the college board AP exam which is scheduled during the first two weeks of May each year, which, based on the mark achieved, may give the student advanced standing in a university program. Exams are accepted by 90% of all North American universities and is recognized among the top institutions around the globe.

Description of the Learner

Students who are high achievers and working above grade level in a subject area can apply to participate in the Advanced Placement pathway while attending Bishop Reding.  Students interested in AP are motivated and dedicated to schoolwork, and are identified as prepared, interested and frustrated.

  • A prepared student has completed prereading and homework and is ready to engage in the learning of the day with questions and contributions to the class
  • An interested student has a passion for the subject
  • A frustrated student is one that is currently frustrated with the pace of instruction and wants to and is ready  move at a faster pace of instruction
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