Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement Program is a United States exam–based curriculum that is accepted at over 3200 post-secondary institutions in the United States and has gained approval at many Canadian Universities. Considering the changes to the Ontario curriculum, we believe that the Grade 12 TOPS courses provide superior preparations for these examinations.

We feel that it is in the best interests of TOPS students to consider the Advanced Placement examinations. Not only do they offer a challenging curriculum, but many universities will grant credits to students who achieve high grades on these examinations. Considering the increasing cost of tuition fees, these courses could result in significant savings depending on the program and university chosen. For example, McGill University grants up to 5 university credits to a student who has successfully written Advanced Placement examinations; this saves one year’s worth of tuition along with all of the associated expenditures.

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