International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) Programs
In the Upper School there is a wide variety of academic paths for students to choose from all of which lead to admissions to colleges and universities throughout the world. Students can choose to complete a full International Baccalaureate program, take a variety of American Advanced Placement exams, take a combination of AP and IB exams or take standard college prep classes. With such a rich variety of options we are able to tailor programs to meet the needs and academic aspirations of every student. Counsellors are available to discuss the options with both parents and students and will continue to work with students throughout their time in the Upper School. Our grade 9 and 10 programs are designed to prepare students for the academic choices that students are presented with in grades 11 and 12. All academic paths at ASP lead to an American High School diploma and may lead to an IB diploma or AP Scholar designation if requirements of these programs are met.
Our students perform exceptionally well on both AP and IB exams, far surpassing world averages, year after year.
Designed to accommodate students from a variety of educational backgrounds, the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) program prepares for admission to the most competitive North American and international universities.
The curriculum is global, stressing serious academic research, critical thinking and oral presentation. Students have the option of choosing the IB Diploma or individual subject certificates. University credit can be awarded for top scores in Higher Level IB subjects.
In addition to six required courses, candidates for the Diploma take a course in the Theory of Knowledge, write a 4000-word Extended Essay, and complete a CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program, which stresses experiential learning outside the classroom. Students interested in pursuing the IB Diploma or individual IB courses should discuss these options with their Counselor or the IB Coordinator in no later than March of 10th grade after the annual information meeting.
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The Advanced Placement program allows students to pursue coursework equivalent to first-year American college courses. Through such courses students can earn college credit and/or advanced placement in American universities and gain admission to many non-American universities.
Students can take AP exams in individual subjects in May of each school year.