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CELEBRATING STRATHCONA’S ADVANCED PLACEMENT STUDENTS

Each year, hundreds of Strathcona students immerse themselves in Advanced Placement classes, pursuing deeper understanding of everything from English Literature to European History, Computer Science to Calculus, Studio Art to Statistics. 

The Advanced Placement exams, administered in May, mark the culmination of months of effort and commitment. Last year, Strathcona students wrote nearly 900 exams in sixteen subjects, making us the largest Advanced Placement program in Canada. Once again, our students performed exceptionally well on these rigorous international exams. 

The College Board grades each exam on a five point scale, with a three considered to be a commendable score. Globally, 60% of students scored a three or higher in 2016. At Strathcona, 86% of our students achieved this standard. In addition, twenty five of our students were awarded the status of National Scholar. To receive this honour, these students scored a four or five on five or more Advanced Placement exams, while maintaining an average of four or higher on all their exams. 

This tremendous academic achievement is even more impressive when considering what our Advanced Placement students were involved with outside of their classes. They played on our successful teams, performed in our annual award winning musical, and planned a record breaking school fundraiser. They participated in school clubs and activities, pursued their passions in the arts, and demonstrated leadership in a variety of capacities at school and in the community.

We celebrate all our students who embrace the challenge of an enriched curriculum and our staff who encourage students to pursue excellence in all their endeavours. We are confident our Advanced Placement students leave Strathcona with the skills, knowledge, and habits that will serve them well as they pursue their post-secondary studies. 

For more information about Strathcona’s Advanced Placement program, please contact Tracy Gerun, AP Curriculum Coordinator.