St. Michaels University School (SMUS) has recently been ranked the number-one school in Canada for “equity and excellence” in the Advanced Placement® (AP) program.
The Advanced Placement® (AP) program offers high school students college-level courses and the chance to earn university credits. Of the nearly 600 schools in Canada that offer the AP program, SMUS scored highest for student access to the AP program and the exam results students achieve. Of the 18, 000 schools that offer the AP program worldwide, SMUS ranks in the top 60.
Head of School Bob Snowden attributes St. Michaels University School’s top ranking to their exceptional students:
“The success of our students in the AP program is a tribute to their talent and hard work, and confirms the value of integrating the AP program into our overall academic approach,” says Mr. Snowden. “Encouraging and enabling our students to set their sights high and seek advanced placement in colleges and universities is part of our commitment to seek the excellence in all of us and provide outstanding preparation for higher learning and for life.”
In terms of the number of exams taken, St. Michaels University School is the second largest AP school in Canada. In the last school year:
- 133 out of 136 students in the graduating class took at least one AP exam
- 98 SMUS students achieved “AP Scholar” status
- 24 SMUS students were named National AP Scholars (the most prestigious title awarded by the College Board to Canadian students)
St. Michaels University School currently offers 27 Advanced Placement courses, including:
- Human Geography
SMUS is “extraordinarily proud of the ‘equity and excellence’ ranking not only because it reflects another impressive performance by our students, but also because it shows we are achieving our goal of encouraging as many students as possible participate in the AP program…Every year more than 200 of our students challenge themselves with AP courses and exams. That is phenomenal for a school our size and this ranking confirms that SMUS is by far the leading AP program among Canadian schools.”
Our Kids would like to extend our congratulations to SMUS for its achievement and continued dedication to student success through their exceptional AP program!