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Pre-AP and AP Programs

College Board Restructures 2020 AP Exams Amid Pandemic – The Rider Chronicle Thornlea Secondary School - Wikipedia


​Our Advanced Placement (AP) Program is one of the longest running and most extensive AP Programs in York Region. 


The Pre-AP and AP Programs at Thornlea Secondary School provide an enriched classroom environment for highly motivated students in many subject areas.

The Pre-AP Program begins in Grade 9 with segregated classes in English, Math and Science in which students study both the Ontario Curriculum and the Advanced Placement Curriculum. 


The program offers students the flexibility to select the number of pre-AP and AP classes that best serve their academic needs. Students may select as little as one AP class or work towards national or international distinctions by selecting a full complement of AP classes.


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Pre-AP or AP courses are beneficial for students because they...

  • Emphasize higher-order thinking skills that challenge students to aim higher and achieve more

  • Help them personalize and own their learning

  • Encourage self-exploration and the application of personally-preferred learning strategies 

What is the cost of Pre-AP or AP? 

There is no cost associated with taking the Pre-AP or AP courses.

In grades 11 and/or 12, there is a sitting fee per exam if the student chooses to write the College Board AP exam. The cost is estimated at $155 CDN per exam.

Pre-Advanced Placement Preparation courses:

Grade 9 Preparation Courses

English – Academic (pre-AP)

Mathematics – Pre-AP
Science – Academic (pre-AP)


Grade 10 Preparation Courses

English – Acade​mic (pre-AP)
Mathematics – Pre-AP 
Science – Academic (pre-AP)

Grade 11 Preparation Courses:

English - University (pre-AP)

Math - University (pre-AP)

Biology - University (pre-AP)
Chemistry - University (pre-AP)

Physics - University (pre-AP)

Grade 12 Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement courses in grade 12 are identified in the course planner as courses ending in the letter "E". 

AP courses offer enriched curriculum that prepares students for both the assessments at Thornlea and the AP exams administered by the U.S. College Board. 

Students, who receive a level 4 or 5 in the Advanced Placement examinations in May, may be eligible to receive credit or advanced placement at university. These courses are designed to provide students with background and knowledge equivalent to a first-year university course. 

AP courses are recognized by many Canadian and International universities as advanced standing for first-year study in specific courses.

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Grade 12 Advanced Placement Courses (2021-2022)

Arts (Drawing 2D, 3D and Painting) - Univeristy (AP)

Advanced Functions (Math) - University (AP)

Biology - University (AP)

Chemistry - University (AP)

Calculus AB/BC - University (AP)

French - University (AP)

Physics - University (AP)

Grade 8 Information

Grade 8 Prospective Students
Applications for the 2021-2022 year are no longer available online.  
If you have missed the deadline and would like to apply please email:

AP Exams At Thornlea​
As an AP Exam Centre, we continue to offer AP Exams for all YRDSB Students.
For more information please email:

AP Examinations - Spring 2021

As per the College Board, AP exams will take place over three different administration periods this spring. Thornlea has opted for the third administraiton period taking place from June 1 - June 11, 2021.
For more information please click here.

Thank you for your interest in our AP Program.

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