Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute is an AP school
The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is a collaborative effort between motivated students, dedicated teachers, and committed high schools. It allows millions of students in more than 16 000 high schools worldwide, the opportunity to study university-level curriculum and possibly earn advanced-standing for university courses before completing high school. Students participating in the Advanced Placement’s enriched curriculum, statistically experience higher success at post-secondary programs. Currently, we offer enrichment and AP studies in selected visual art and mathematics courses.
In grade 12, AP courses will be offered in the first semester as AP exams are written in May. These exams are graded in the United States under stringent guidelines and students who choose to write an AP exam must pay a fee of approximately $95.00.
The AP program is excellent preparation for continued success in post-secondary studies and ensures a smooth transition to university course work.
For more information about the AP program please contact:
Ms. Waldinsperger – AP Coordinator
705-324-3556 ext 37015 [email protected]
What is AP?
The AP Program is recognized and respected worldwide:
Most colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as colleges and universities in 28 other countries, have an AP policy granting incoming students credit, placement, or both on the basis of their AP Exam grades. Many of these institutions grant up to a full year of college or university credit to students who earn a sufficient number of qualifying AP grades.
In 2012, close to 17,000 Canadian students took an AP exam.
AP is grounded in a sound educational philosophy:
Strengthening secondary schools is one of the best ways to improve a nation’s overall education.
AP courses give high school students the opportunity to participate in classes that are invariably more rigorous and in-depth than most other high school offerings.
To participate in an AP class is to enter a world of intense discussion and thought, a class where students are given the intellectual responsibility to think for themselves and to learn to reason, analyze, and understand.
To promote this philosophy, the College Board established the AP Program in 1955 as a cooperative endeavour between high schools, colleges, and universities.
The AP Program offers FLEXIBILITY for individual needs in program planning:
Students may choose to take one AP course, several courses, or all of the AP courses offered at LCVI. Choose enriched/Advanced Placement in your strongest subject area.
Academic timetables can be tailored according to individual abilities, interests, and extra-curricular time commitments.
Students experience a rigorous, university-level curriculum and have the chance to earn credit, placement, or both for university.
AP students have the necessary skills and knowledge, not only to gain entrance into the program of their choice at university, but also to excel in earning their degree.
The academic rigour required in AP courses prepares students exceptionally well for the challenges of university.
AP students develop improved study habits and time management skills.
Research shows that AP students are more likely to graduate from university with a double major and are twice as likely to pursue a PhD., or studies in medicine or law.
AP courses are designed to challenge, stimulate and engage students with a keen interest and ability in a number of subject areas.
AP Studio Art
The LCVI Arts department is very excited about the Advanced Placement initiative as it offers students a whole new and wide range of choices as they prepare for post-secondary education. The program is designed to be one where the students can benefit from AP in two ways. The first emphasis will see students create a portfolio of works aimed directly at their post-secondary art-related school, which will significantly increase the probability of being admitted. Secondly, they could receive a university-level credit for their work here at LCVI. Both objectives will be met through an enriched curriculum, which starts at the Grade 9 level.
The program will be structured as follows: early enriched training in the principles and elements of design in a foundation course in Grade 9, followed by a personal theme of choice in grade 11 where half of the works are started and then completed in grade 12 AP by completing all works related to the three cornerstones of AP Studio Art; Quality, Breadth and Concentration. Students may specialize starting in the Grade 11AP course in a two-dimensional design portfolio, a three-dimensional design one or a drawing emphasis. Thus, a portfolio could be aimed at careers in Graphic Art, Interior Design, Architecture, Advertising or a Fine Arts related path. This is the diversity that students need and can benefit from.
Currently, two of the instructors specifically trained in AP, are both practicing artists and have specialized training at the graduate level in studio art. We believe in the Vertical Team approach to teaching where a planned program of skills and concepts are taught to students over a period of four years and not as isolated courses.
Students will enrol in MPM 1DP, MPM 2DP, and MCR 3UP. These 3 courses will cover all of the grade 9, 10, 11, and 12 advanced functions content but in a different order and at a faster pace.
In grade 12, students will enrol in MVF 4UP in the first semester. This course is equivalent to a first-semester university Calculus course. Upon completion, students are prepared to write the AP Calculus Exam. Major topics in the course will include limits, derivatives, integrals, differential equations, and applications.
Students who take AP Calculus will be very well prepared for any university Calculus course.
The Advanced Placement Program at LCVI
Students can choose to take one course at the Advanced Placement level, all of the AP courses offered, or any number in-between. The Advanced Placement Program allows students the flexibility to study in the areas where they excel.
Grade 9 Enriched: Art and/or Mathematics
Grade 10 Enriched: Art and/or Mathematics
Grade 11 Pre-Advanced Placement: Studio Art and/or Functions and Relations
Grade 12 Advanced Placement: Studio Art and/or Advanced Functions