Advanced Placement

Biology is one of 27 AP courses offered at SMUS

AP Capstone

Are you looking to take your university prep to a higher level? The AP Capstone program is where you develop in-depth critical thinking, research and presentation skills. Think of it like a PhD prep program in high school.

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You’ll be able to choose from 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses at SMUS.

AP courses are university-level classes you’ll take in high school. You can earn first-year course credits at many universities for passing AP exams.

SMUS was the first school in Canada to offer Advanced Placement and we have one of the largest AP programs in the country. Most students take at least one AP course and many students will take several.

We offer the following AP courses:

  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics 1
  • Physics 2
  • Physics C – Mechanics
  • Physics C – Electricity and Magnetism
  • Psychology
  • Research (AP Capstone)
  • Seminar (AP Capstone)
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art (2D, 3D, Drawing)

If you wish to learn more about the AP program, visit the following links:

TitobiAPs are one of the most amazing opportunities you’ll get here. This is a university-prep school and the APs are really what prepare you. But more than that – they expand your world and you will feel like everything is starting to connect. I’m taking AP Psychology and I’m really seeing the connections to my AP Biology and AP Chemistry classes.
Titobi
Class of 2018

2018 Advanced Placement Results

AP Students Scoring a 3, 4 or 5

*Many colleges offer post-secondary credit for scores of 3 and above

  • 87% - SMUS
  • 81% - BC
  • 61% - World

Average AP Exam Score

* AP exams are graded on a scale of 1-5

  • 3.80 - SMUS
  • 3.66 - BC
  • 3.51 - Canada
  • 2.89 - World

33 - SMUS AP Canadian National Scholars (students who earn an average of 4 or higher on five or more AP exams)

90 - SMUS AP Scholars (students who receive scores or 3 or higher on three or more AP exams)