Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program at Concordia is a rigorous academic program that offers university-level courses and exams to our students. AP classes are completely elective; however, students who have demonstrated scholarship in prior related subjects are encouraged to consider AP classes. Concordia administration, counselors, and teachers are always available to advise students on appropriate course loads.

Typically, students in Grade 10 may take one AP class. Grade 11 students may take up to three AP courses and Grade 12 students may take up to four AP courses. There are exceptions to these limits but they are considered on a student-by-student basis.

Why should I take AP?*

  • More than 90% of 4-year colleges and universities in the U.S. grant advanced placement, credit, or both for successful scores on AP Exams, and 85% of selective institutions report that a student’s AP experience favorably impacts admission decisions.
  • AP is recognized by more than 3,600 universities worldwide.
  • More than 600 universities in over 55 countries outside of the U.S. recognize AP.

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)*

The APID is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on AP Exams across several disciplines.

*Source: The College Board, AP: A World Class Experience. 2009

Advanced Placement Courses

AP Chinese Language and Culture course is designed for high school students who have successfully completed CLC 5/6 IH. Through the course, students will further develop their communication skills and cultural competence.

This AP Spanish Language and Culture course is built to provide the students with various opportunities to further their Spanish proficiency level in Advance low level...

The purpose of the AP World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts, in interaction with different types of human societies. This understanding is advanced through a combination of selective factual knowledge and appropriate analytical skills.

Frequently Asked Questions about the AP Program