Advanced Placement Program

Walnut Grove Secondary School is pleased to offer a rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) Program.  AP is a program of enrichment and acceleration that allows motivated students to begin their university studies while in secondary school and helps students pursue challenging intellectual activities while developing higher level thinking skills, such as independent study, research, analysis of knowledge, subject enrichment and sociological implications of the various areas of study. Upon successful completion of an AP course, students will have an opportunity to write the AP exam.  Depending on the exam result, students may have the option to receive credit for a first-year university course.

We are proud that WGSS is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide selected to implement AP Capstone™—an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research.  WGSS offers AP Capstone Seminar 11 and AP Capstone Research 12.  For more general information about the AP Capstone program, please visit the College Board website.

October 16, 2020

Walnut Grove will only allow students currently enrolled in AP classes to sit for that exam.

AP EXAM REGISTRATION/PAYMENT
This information is for students who have an AP class in Quarter 1 and are interested in writing the exam.

Payment information:
Students in Quarter 1 AP classes are now able to pay the exam fee if they wish to write. The AP course exam fee must be paid through schoolcash online for each AP course exam being taken. We will not accept cash or cheques.
Costs:
• $135 CAD for regular exams
• $195 CAD for Seminar & Research
• If a student does not sign up now and decides to write later, there will be an additional $50 CAD late fee.
• The site will close November 9, 2020

Register for AP Class:
Follow this link to register for your AP class.

Students who have an upcoming AP Class in Q2 or Q3. The payment due date will be open in February/March and cannot be paid now. If you have any questions, please contact your AP teacher.

IMPORTANT AP INFORMATION: 

Students will now be required to join each AP Class Section they are enrolled in at WGSS. For example, if a student’s timetable has AP Biology, AP Statistics and AP Psychology they will need to enroll in all three classes on their MyAP account. It is important they remember their MyAP sign in information as it is required for ordering AP Exams. In addition to this, they will receive their personalized registration labels (AP ID labels) used for the exams. A handout and information will be provided to students on their first day of classes and they will be led through this process. Click here for the AP Instructions for Student Joining Course Section.

  1. All AP students are required to join EACH class section  – this will require a course name and code (teachers will provide this information on the first day of class)
  2. Students will be asked to provide registration information. It is important they remember their MyAP sign in information as it is required for ordering AP Exams.

Walnut Grove Secondary offers the following AP courses (for more information about each course, please consult the subject department page and the course planning guide):
– AP Biology
– AP Calculus
– AP Capstone Research
– AP Capstone Seminar
– AP Chemistry
– AP Computer Science Principles
– AP English Language and Composition
– AP English Literature and Composition
– AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics
– AP Physics 1
– AP Physics 2
– AP Psychology
– AP Statistics

Why take AP?
– Be challenged and inspired with a subject area you are passionate about
– Experience university-level studies at WGSS
– Develop skills, abilities and knowledge that will prepare you for university and beyond

Why take AP Capstone?
Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement® courses and exams. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma™. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP Exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.

AP Scholar Awards
The AP Program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated university-level achievement through AP courses and exams.  The AP grading scale for each exam is 1-5.
AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams
AP Scholar with Honour: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams
AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exam
AP National Scholar: Granted to students in Canada who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and score of 4 or higher on five of more of these exams

For more general information about the AP program, please consult the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents.

Walnut Grove Secondary

8919 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC
V1M 2N7
Phone: 604-882-0220
Fax: 604-882-0557