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Pre-AP and AP

Welcome to Thornlea's Pre-AP/AP Program


Did you know that the Advanced Placement program at Thornlea is the longest running and one of the most extensive AP programs in York Region!

For the year 2020-2021, applications are now available! 

Please drop off your application in Thornlea's main office or scan and email to the AP Coordinator:

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance via e-mail! 
For more information about the deadline for late applications, please contact Ms. Viviane Estafanos, the AP Program Coordinator,
at 905-889-9696 extension 251 in the Thornlea Guidance Office or at

Thank you for your interest.

Best of luck to all applicants.


Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) at Thornlea:

What is Pre-AP/ AP? 

The Pre-Advanced Placement Program at Thornlea Secondary School provides an enriched classroom environment for highly motivated students in the areas of: English, Math, and Science.

The Pre-AP Program begins in Grade 9 with segregated classes 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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What is the cost of Pre-AP/ AP? 


There is no cost to take pre-AP/ AP courses.

In grade 11/12, there is a sitting fee per exam. 

The cost is $94 USD per exam.

Pre-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 



Pre-Advanced Placement Preparation courses offered at Thornlea:

Grade 9 Preparation Courses:

English – Academic (pre-AP)

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



Grade 10 Preparation Courses:

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

Advanced Placement (AP) - Grade 12 courses - at Thornlea:

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:

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)

World History - University (AP)

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