SCS + AP. A Natural Fit.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses continue our tradition of academic excellence at St. Clement’s School by providing our girls with an opportunity to learn at the university level.
St. Clement’s is a leader in the delivery of the internationally recognized AP program. AP is the world’s largest and most recognized advanced curriculum program, sought out by universities around the world. Learn more about our AP offering here.
AP courses allow our girls to take university-level courses while in high school. AP courses foster critical thinking, build academic preparedness, and help get our girls ready for the next step in their learning after SCS. As such, AP is a natural fit with SCS’s enriched academic curriculum.
Broaden Your Horizons
Examine topics in greater depth.
Have Program Flexibility
You decide on the number of AP courses and the areas of AP study.
Your AP program is designed just for you, allowing you to maintain other interests, like co-curriculars and sports.
Success in an AP course shows your readiness to study at a higher level – this stands out during the competitive university admissions process.
Earn University Credit
Get a head start – you’ll be better prepared at university and often have more course options.
Achieve International Recognition
AP is an international yardstick. Universities and colleges from around the world seek out AP in their admissions processes.
AP courses offered at SCS include
- Art History
- Calculus AB
- Capstone - Research
- Capstone - Seminar
- Computer Science
- English Language
- English Literature
- European History
- French Language
- Physics 1
- Physics 2
- Spanish Language
- Studio Art
In Canada, more than 60 universities and colleges recognize AP scores, including the University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen’s University, Western University, and University of Waterloo.
In the United States, over 2,500 universities and colleges recognize AP scores, including Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Columbia University, and The Julliard School.
In the United Kingdom, more than 80 universities and colleges recognize AP scores, including University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of St. Andrews, University of Warwick, and University of Durham.
AP Capstone Diploma
AP Capstone is built on the foundation of a two-year high school course sequence, and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth discipline-specific study provided through AP courses, beginning in Grade 11. AP Capstone cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars, preparing them to make logical and evidence-based analyses and arguments. SCS was the first girls’ independent school in Canada to offer the innovative AP Capstone Program.
- AP Seminar – taken in Grade 11, students learn how to investigate real-world topics from multiple perspectives; carefully analyze information, write evidence-based arguments and effectively communicate those arguments; and work both independently and with a team to research a topic, develop a report and deliver a presentation.
- AP Research – taken in Grade 12, students learn how to design, plan and conduct a year-long mentored, research-based investigation. They will apply research methods and practices to address a real-world topic selected by the student; write a university-level research paper; and present and orally defend the findings and research methodology.