ACADEMIC Alternative Programs

High School (Gr. 10-12): Advanced Placement (AP) Programming

Advanced Placement Students will experience an academically enriched program through post-secondary-level courses offered in high school.  AP programming allows those with a passion in a particular discipline such as biology to take one course or they can explore a career pathway in science and take more courses such as Physics. Based on their performance on AP examinations, students can earn post-secondary credit, for university and college courses. Students' achievements in AP courses are celebrated with course credit, College Board awards, and scholarships from most universities including the University of Alberta.

School sites: École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville

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Junior High (Gr. 7- 9): Enhanced Academic Program (formerly Pre-AP)

Grade 8 student, Avalina Zenari created this piece for an Art Exhibition to support YESS.

Grade 8 student, Avalina Zenari created this piece for an Art Exhibition to support YESS.

Enhanced Academic Programming (EAP) is an opportunity for junior high students to take part in enriched and challenging academic programming, deepening their learning in one or more subjects. EAP prepares them to continue their advanced academic coursework in high school through Advanced Placement (AP) programming. Students who are EAP students complete academically advanced assignments within their core courses. Students in EAP enjoy being challenged by more complex work.  

School sites: École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville, Sister Alphonse Academy

Elementary (Gr. 4-6): Advanced Academic Programming

Grade 6 students at Sister Alphonse Academy working together to program Ozzie to follow the right path!

Grade 6 students at Sister Alphonse Academy working together to program Ozzie to follow the right path!

Advanced Academic Programming (AAP) is an opportunity for elementary students to take part in enriched and challenging academic programming, deepening their learning in a particular subject or subjects. Such programming prepares them to continue their advanced academic course work in junior high school and eventually Advanced Placement (AP) programming in high school. Students who are AAP students complete academically advanced assignments within their core courses through an inquiry-based approach to learning.

School sites: Sister Alphonse Academy