Advanced Placement (AP) courses are options for students who want to enrich and challenge themselves in particular subjects by working on university-level material while still in high school. Students can earn university credit and must be committed to thinking and working at a high level. Students can choose a single AP course or a combination of AP courses that suit them, provided they have the prerequisites. It is recommended that students consult with AP teachers prior to enrolling in a course to ensure it is the right academic route to pursue.
Students can challenge any AP course, even if that course is not offered at their home school. Students who want to challenge an AP course not offered at their school must independently prepare for the AP College Board exam and notify their school's Student Services office by November 15 of the academic year they want to challenge the exam. For a list of AP courses to challenge, visit the AP College Board
Obtaining University Credit Almost all Canadian universities, including the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, grant credit to students earning a score of four or five in AP courses. Most American universities give credit for scores of three, four or five. The student's score is based entirely on either a standardized exam written in May or a portfolio (Studio Art) submitted in May. This university credit is for a first-year class, which saves students tuition and gives them more flexibility in their timetables.
- The opportunity to pursue rigorous, academic, university-level course work.
- Internationally recognized and the potential to earn university credits.
- A variety of courses offered at multiple collegiates.
AP Courses Offered
- Studio Art
Evan Hardy Collegiate
- Computer Science
- Studio Art
Marion M. Graham Collegiate
Tommy Douglas Collegiate
There is no registration fee for an Advanced Placement (AP) course. However, Art & Design and Drawing does have a materials fee.
Some students choose to take an AP course for credit and benefit from the learning experience but may choose not to challenge the AP College Board exam. Students who choose to challenge the exam in May will be charged a fee for the exam. Fees are invoiced to the student's school account once the student commits to challenging the exam.
Students are asked to inform their school's Students Services office of their commitment to challenge one or more exams by November 15 of the academic year they want to take the exam. The deadline to make a commitment to challenge one or more exams and pay the associated fee(s) is March 15 in the same year of the exam.
Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS) students who challenge an exam pay $125 per exam. Late order or cancelled exams will be charged a fee of $50 per exam.
Out-of-division (non-Saskatoon Public Schools) students who challenge an exam pay:
- $175 per exam if ordered before November 15
- $225 per exam if ordered between November 16 and March 15.
For more information, SPS students are asked to contact their school's Students Services office. Out-of-division students may contact email@example.com