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Advanced Placement


What are the benefits of AP?

  • allows students to study one or more subjects at an advanced level, depending upon the individual student's interests and expertise
  • provides enrichment and challenge for academically talented and well motivated students
  • helps students develop and practice higher order thinking skills
  • assists with transition from high school to post-secondary studies
  • helps students prepare for scholarship examinations and AP College Board examinations
  • provides students with an opportunity to earn university credits, standing and/or placement while in high school.

 Who should take AP courses?

 Generally, a grade of 75-80% 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 education.

 What courses should I take?

 Grade 10 students are encouraged to enrol in as many AP courses as possible. Students who register in an AP course in one grade are not obligated to remain in the AP stream for all three years. On occasion a student might choose to move into the AP stream in grade 11 or 12. Generally it is easier to start in AP and move out if necessary than to try to catch up in grades 11 or 12.

Courses offered

  • English
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Art
  • Various language exam challenges*

*See the Advance Placement Coordinator if you have advanced language skills in a first language.

How does AP fit in with the Alberta High School Program?

 AP fits in very well with all Alberta High School curriculum requirements. Typically, AP courses build upon the Alberta Curriculum and provide additional enrichment. By the end of grade 12, students in AP courses will have exceeded the Alberta requirements in those areas.
 AP exams are held during the month of May each year.

What are the costs for AP?

To recover the cost of the AP program, students enrolled in AP are billed a non-refundable $150 (split over two years: $75 in grade 11 and $75 in grade 12). The total fee of $150 covers one or more AP classes and exams the student is enrolled in. There are additional fees for art supplies in AP Art 20 and 30

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For more information regarding Advanced Placement at Romero, please contact:

Jason Geis, Advance Placement Coordinator 


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