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Advanced Placement
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ADVANTAGE

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered to students who are committed to thinking and working at a high level, and who want to enrich and challenge themselves by working on university level material while still in high school. Depending on the score students receive on the final AP exam, they have the potential to earn a university credit. Students can choose a single AP course or a combination of AP courses (provided they have the prerequisites).

Students can also challenge any AP course, even if that course is not offered in their home school. Students wishing to challenge must independently prepare and must notify their school's Student Services office by November 15. For a list of possible AP courses to challenge, see the AP College Board website.

OBTAINING UNIVERSITY CREDIT

The University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina, along with almost all Canadian universities, grant credit to students earning a score of 4 or 5 in AP courses. The student's score is based entirely on either a standardized written exam in May, except Art & Design, which requires students submit an art portfolio in place of an exam. Obtaining a university credit for a successful AP score can save students tuition costs and gives them more flexibility in their timetable. 

HIGHLIGHTS
• Internationally recognized
• University-level course work
• Potential to earn university credits
• Variety of courses offered in Saskatoon Public Schools
• Rigorous academic opportunity
 
AP Credit Courses:
ART & DESIGN
Centennial Collegiate
Evan Hardy Collegiate
Marion M. Graham Collegiate
ENGLISH LITERATURE
AND COMPOSITION
Centennial Collegiate
Evan Hardy Collegiate
Tommy Douglas Collegiate
BIOLOGY
Evan Hardy Collegiate
Tommy Douglas Collegiate​
MICRO-ECONOMICS
Evan Hardy Collegiate
CALCULUS
Centennial Collegiate
Evan Hardy Collegiate
Marion M. Graham Collegiate
Tommy Douglas Collegiate
PHYSICS
Centennial Collegiate
Evan Hardy Collegiate

PSYCHOLOGY
Evan Hardy Collegiate
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Evan Hardy Collegiate
STATISTICS
Centennial Collegiate

ADVANCED PLACEMENT FEES

There is no registration fee for an Advanced Placement course. Advanced Placement Art does have a materials fee. Some students choose to take the course for credit and benefit from the learning experience, but may choose not to write the exam.

Students who choose to write the AP exam in May will be charged a fee for the exam. Fees are invoiced to the student's school account once they commit to writing the exam(s). The deadline to make a commitment to write the exam and pay the associated fee is March 15 in the same year of the exam. These fees cover the cost of the AP College Board exam.

Fees associated with College Board Advanced Placement exams:

Saskatoon Public School students who are registered in an in-person exam or are challenging an exam

  • $125 per exam
  • Late order exams will be charged $50 per exam
  • Cancelled exams will be charged $50 per exam.
Out-of-division (non-Saskatoon Public) students who are challenging an exam
  • $175 per exam challenge if ordered before November 15
  • $225 per exam challenge if ordered between November 16 and March 15.

Students interested in challenging a College Board Advanced Placement exam should contact Student Services at Evan Hardy Collegiate at 306-683-7706 or StudentServicesEvanHardy@spsd.sk.ca no later than November 15 of the academic school year they wish to write the exam.