Advanced Placement (AP)

The Burnaby School District has the largest Advanced Placement (AP) program in Canada. Every one of our 8 high schools offers AP courses.

College Board AP Capstone

What is AP?

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of post-secondary level courses and exams that offer high-achieving students the opportunity to earn advanced placement and/or credit for university level courses while they are still in high school. Students who complete an AP exam with a score of 4 or 5 (some institutions only require a 3) may, upon admission to that university, be granted credit at universities around the world. The AP program is recognized and accepted at many prestigious universities. About 1 million students write around 2 million exams annually.

Admissions officers at most universities are aware of the performance of AP students and are very interested in recruiting these students.

AP students, when placed in advanced courses at university, tend to outperform other students.

Students receiving advanced placement/credit may complete their university program faster.

AP Courses and Exams

The following are some of the AP courses available in Burnaby schools. Not all courses are provided in each school.

Computer Science

Environmental Science
Chinese Language and Culture
Music Theory

For more information: international@burnabyschools.ca

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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