The AP Story

AP® is university preparation and it can change your life. Through post-secondary-level material, students enter a universe of knowledge that might otherwise remain unexplored, all with like-minded peers finally asking the right questions. Through optional AP® Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities.

"One of the best standard predictors of academic success at Harvard is performance on Advanced Placement Examinations." William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions, Harvard University.

Started in 1955 by the College Board, a national not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity, the Advanced Placement Program® enables students to pursue college-level studies while in high school.  Based on their performance on rigorous AP® Examinations, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for college.

The Advanced Placement Program® has since been adopted throughout the world to provide academically stimulating and challenging courses. AP® grades are now recognized by more than 3000 colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S. An international component of the AP® program has now been developed to certify the achievement of successful students whose post-secondary plans include the prospect of enrolling in a university outside North America.

Advanced Placement® is an internationally recognized enrichment program that offers acceleration and challenge to motivated and gifted students.  As such it eases the transition from High School to university. The program is now offered in over 40 countries worldwide. Currently, over 700,000 students from nearly 12,000 High Schools write over a million AP® exams.  Successful completion of these exams may permit students to obtain credit and /or placement in many second year university courses.

*AP®  and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

For any questions please contact our AP Coordinator Cherum Orr.


AP® at Bev Facey

Bev Facey regularly offers 7 AP® courses:

Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature and Composition, Physics 1, and Physics 2.

Each AP® course has a "pre-AP" (honors) course leading into it. For example, to take the Biology AP exam in Grade 12, students are required to take Science 10AP & Biology 20AP.

Please visit the AP FAQ 2018-2019 for valuable information regarding typical questions asked.


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