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AP Exam Informational Brochure
Welcome, current and prospective Advanced Placement students. Please see below for more information about some of the Advanced Placement courses offered at KSS. If
you are going to pursue post-secondary education, you will likely have to take
at least one English or composition class. Why not prepare for it - or
even get credit for it – here at KSS? AP English Language and Composition is a
university equivalency course; it will provide you with the experience and
skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary classes. The focus is on building
your reading, language, analysis, synthesis, and research skills. And if you
score well enough on the exam, you may even earn credit for your first year
English requirement! So why not challenge yourself, and prepare for what's
coming …Advanced Placement Computer Science
is a new course offered at KSS for next year that will enable students
to learn a new language (Java) and complete two self-directed projects.
Examples of projects include a musical composition
project that uses programming to compose or a mobile app for a cell-phone like a social media or voting app.
When students have successfully completed the work, written the exam
and scored high enough, they are eligible to be granted credit for a
computer science credit at many Universities both local (UBC) and
far-flung (McGill, Waterloo etc.).
Advanced Placement Human Geography (APGeog) is an 8 credit
course that familiarizes and exposes students to the interconnected
and interdependent nature of today's world.
Topics that are covered include:
climate change, population growth, economic development, culture and
ethnicity. Students are encouraged to think critically about past and present world
events. This rigorous course is very similar to a first year university/college
course. Students have the option at the
end of course to take the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam to obtain
first year university/college credits.