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What is Advanced Placement at EMCS?

An AP course is focused, connected, collaborative and challenging.  AP students are excited about the subject and interested in developing to a deeper understanding of a subject area. 

Pre AP presents an opportunity for students to work collaboratively and create connections through their focused learning.  Although these students may not earn top marks in their subject area, they possess an intrinsic interest and enthusiasm for the subject area.

Do I Have to take Pre-AP to do AP 12 courses?


Do AP students skip first year courses at university?

A high enough score on the AP test written in Grade 12 can earn university credit (may vary by university).  Most AP students choose instead to take unassigned credits toward their degree program. 

Does that mean that AP students are saving money?

Yes!  Each AP course equals 1/5 of a semester of university in credit – which is like getting a scholarship for taking an AP course.


Pre-AP Math 10                                   AP English 12                                    

Pre-AP Science 10                               AP French 12     

Pre-AP Life Sciences 11                                AP Studio Art 12           

Pre-AP Studio Art 11

What is Dual Credit?

Dual Credit courses are in partnership with Camosun College. Students are team-taught by a Camosun instructor and EMCS teacher.  At the end of the course, successful students not only get credit for the grade 12 course, they get college credits as well which are transferrable to many post-secondary schools.  Lab based science courses often have after school or off site lab classes.  Most costs are covered, with a one-time online fee paid by the student.   Please read course descriptions carefully to find out if this dual credit opportunity applies to the courses you are interested in.

Dual Credit opportunities are available for grade 12 classes in: Biology, Calculus, Psychology, and Law, enrollment depending.