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Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Program 

The Advanced Placement Coordinator at Pen-High is Mr. Boxall. If you have any questions or concerns please contact him directly at

What is the Advanced Placement Program? 

The Advanced Placement Program, or AP, allows students to tackle challenging topics head on and go deeper into subjects that interest them. AP enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. 

What are the benefits of Advanced Placement? 

AP courses allow students to: 

  • Challenge themselves 
  • Develop a deeper knowledge about a subject that interests them 
  • Build student skills and processes that will enhance confidence and enable success after high school 
  • Stand out on college applications 
  • Earn college credit 

Who Should Take AP Courses?
Our school policy is that Pen High's AP courses are open to all students who are prepared to accept the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum.

How does the Advanced Placement exam work? 

Students are provided an opportunity to write an AP exam in May each year. The exam is prepared by the College Board; it is designed in conjunction with high school and collegiate educators to ensure that the content meets the requirements of a college-level course. Students who take the AP exam must pay an additional fee for the exam. 


AP Course Offerings at Penticton Secondary


     Calculus AB

     English Language

     English Literature

     French Language*

     Physics B

       *French Immersion 12 students have the option to challenge the AP French Language and Culture exam.

AP EXAM Information 2020

    1. Students must register for their AP Exam online using this link.
    2. Students registered in a linear course must register for their AP Exam by 9:00pm on November 14, 2019.
    3. Students registered in AP Biology must register by March 13, 2020
    4. The cost for AP Exams in 2020 is $145 per exam.
    5. Any students registering late, or choosing to not write their exam after the registration date must pay an additional fee

2020 AP EXAM Schedule

    • Calculus AB                         May 5th    @ 7:30 am (Okanagan College)
    • English Literature               May 6th    @ 7:30 am  (Okanagan College)
    • United States History        May 8th    @ 8:00am (PSS)
    • Biology                                 May 11th  @7:30 am (Okanagan College)
    • English Language               May 13th  @ 7:30 am (Okanagan College)
    • French Language                May 15th  @ 7:30 am (PSS)
    • European History                May 20th  @ 8:00am (PSS)
    • Physics 2                               May 21st  @ 11:30am (Okanagan College)