Advanced Placement (AP)
The Advanced Placement Program at Byrne Creek consists of a diverse range of Advanced Placement (AP) and Honours courses offered to students from grades 8 through 12.
Advanced Placement is an educational program that provides motivated students with the opportunity to take university/college level courses while they are in high school. Students are immersed in an enriched course that covers first year university level topics in a supportive high school setting.
Upon completion of the course work, students may write an AP exam administered by the College Entrance Board. Students who obtain a 4 or 5 (AP exams are graded on a scale from 1 to 5) may, upon admission to university, be granted credit at most post-secondary institutions.
The following AP courses are currently offered at Byrne Creek:
- Calculus AB
- Chinese Language & Culture
- English Literature
- European History
- Physics B
- Studio Art: Drawing & Painting
- Studio Art: 2D
Students may also apply to take an AP course that is not currently offered through Independent Directed Studies.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bloom at Pamela.Bloom@sd41.bc.ca
Please find more information about Advanced Placement at:
Independent Directed Studies (I.D.S)
Independent Directed Studies courses enable students to initiate their own learning and receive credits towards graduation. These courses are intended to
• expand course options for students
• allow students to pursue curriculum in greater depth and further develop their passion
• provide students with the opportunity to pursue further studies of interest.
Students at Byrne Creek are currently completing Independent Directed Studies in the following areas of interest:
• Music – Student Orchestra Group
• Academic Writing
• Classical Chinese Poetry
• Japanese Culture and Society
Students interested in Independent Directed Studies are encouraged to develop personalized courses in their own areas of interest. Some examples may include technology, physical education, journalism, or business.
Please find more information about I.D.S. and how to apply below or contact Mrs. Erickson (email@example.com):
• Independent Directed Studies Course Outline
• Independent Directed Studies Course Application Form