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Advanced Placement (AP)

Empowering High School Students with University-Level Challenges

Lynn-Rose School is proud to offer the Advanced Placement (AP) program, a distinguished opportunity enabling high school students to undertake university-level courses across a variety of subjects including mathematics, science, and literature.

Designed for students with a passion for learning and a desire to excel, the AP program at Lynn-Rose not only prepares students for academic success in university but also encourages a profound understanding of complex subjects through an in-depth exploration beyond the traditional curriculum.

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Why Choose AP
at Lynn-Rose?

  • University-Level Learning: Engage in courses designed to challenge and expand your academic horizon, mirroring the complexity and depth of university studies.
  • Flexible Academic Pathways: With options to continue with Ontario Secondary School Credits or delve into AP courses in grades 11 and 12, Lynn-Rose students can tailor their high school experience to align with their aspirations.
  • University and Career Readiness: AP courses prepare students for the rigors of post-secondary education, equipping them with the skills necessary for success in their future academic and professional endeavors.
  • Specialized Instruction: Courses are led by dedicated educators trained in the AP curriculum, providing expertise and guidance to navigate these challenging subjects.

Advanced Placement at LRS

Course Descriptions

At Lynn-Rose School, we are committed to offering a diverse and enriching selection of AP courses, designed to meet the interests and academic goals of our students. Each course is an invitation to explore subjects in depth, develop university-level analytical skills, and earn college credit.

AP Biology is an introductory college-level biology course. Students cultivate their understanding of biology through inquiry-based investigations as they explore the following topics: evolution, cellular processes, energy and communication, genetics, information transfer, ecology, and interactions.

College Course Equivalent
The AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester college introductory biology course for biology majors.

Laboratory Requirement
This course requires that 25 percent of the instructional time will be spent in hands-on laboratory work, with an emphasis on inquiry-based investigations that provide students with opportunities to apply the science practices.

The AP Chemistry course provides students with a college-level foundation to support future advanced coursework in chemistry. Students cultivate their understanding of chemistry through inquiry-based investigations, as they explore content such as: atomic structure, intermolecular forces and bonding, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium.

College Course Equivalent
The AP Chemistry course is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course usually taken during the first college year.

Lab Requirement
This course requires that 25 percent of instructional time engages students in lab investigations. This includes a minimum of 16 hands-on labs (at least six of which are inquiry-based). It is recommended that students keep a lab notebook throughout.

The AP English Language and Composition course focuses on the development and revision of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing, the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts, and the decisions writers make as they compose and revise. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Additionally, they read and analyze rhetorical elements and their effects in nonfiction texts—including images as forms of text— from a range of disciplines and historical periods.

College Course Equivalent
The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum.

AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC focus on students’ understanding of calculus concepts and provide experience with methods and applications. Through the use of big ideas of calculus (e.g., modeling change, approximation and limits, and analysis of functions), each course becomes a cohesive whole, rather than a collection of unrelated topics. Both courses require students to use definitions and theorems to build arguments and justify conclusions. The courses feature a multi representational approach to calculus, with concepts, results, and problems expressed graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally. Exploring connections among these representations builds understanding of how calculus applies limits to develop important ideas, definitions, formulas, and theorems. A sustained emphasis on clear communication of methods, reasoning, justifications, and conclusions is essential. Teachers and students should regularly use technology to reinforce relationships among functions, to confirm written work, to implement experimentation, and to assist in interpreting results.

College Course Equivalent
AP Calculus AB is designed to be the equivalent of a first semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. AP Calculus BC is designed to be the equivalent to both first and second semester college calculus courses. AP Calculus BC applies the content and skills learned in AP Calculus AB to parametrically defined curves, polar curves, and vector-valued functions; develops additional integration techniques and applications; and introduces the topics of sequences and series.

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