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Advanced Placement

Robert Bateman and Yale Secondary schools offer Advanced Placement courses for academically talented students.  Students who perform well can earn University Credit, potentially saving them time and money in their post-secondary studies.

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What is Advanced Placement®?

The Advanced Placement Program® is a cooperative educational project between secondary schools and colleges and universities. AP, which was developed by the U.S. College Board in 1955, offers students the opportunity to take college level courses while still in high school. Students earning a 3 or 4 on the AP exam can earn either university credit or advanced placement.

Advantages of AP

Builds skills and confidence.

AP students learn essential time management and study skills needed for college and career success.
They dig deeper into subjects that interest them and learn to tap their creativity and their problem-solving skills to address course challenges.

Helps with university admission.

Students who take AP courses send a signal to universities and colleges that they’re serious about their education and that they’re willing to challenge themselves with rigorous coursework.  85% of selective colleges and universities report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.

Prepares students to succeed in college.

Research shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher graduation rates than their non-AP peers.

Helps students save time and money in university.

Research shows that students who take AP courses and exams are much more likely than their peers to complete their degree on time—which means they avoid paying for, for example, a fifth year of tuition.

Most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. This can mean:

  • Fulfilling graduation requirements early
  • Being able to skip introductory courses or required general-education courses

Recognized by Universities Worldwide

For students considering studying outside their home country, AP can serve as a global credential. Universities around the world recognize AP when making admissions decisions.

Qualifying AP Exam scores earn university credit in nearly all universities in the United States and Canada and are recognized in over 100 other countries worldwide. Scores of 3 or 4 on AP Exams fulfill admission requirements in many universities in UK and Europe.

Each college and university determines its own policies regarding AP Exam scores. For detailed information about the AP recognition policies of universities, use the searches below:

Outside the U.S. and Canada: Search AP International University Recognition Policies
Inside the U.S.: Search the U.S. AP credit policies

Learn more about the Advanced Placement Program.  

AP courses available in Abbotsford

  • Physics 12
  • Biology 12
  • Chemistry 12
  • Calculus 12
  • Microeconomics 12
  • Psychology 12
  • 2-D Design Portfolio 12
  • French 12
  • English Literature 12
  • European History 12