Pre-Advanced Placement Program


The AP/Pre-AP Assembly Slides highlight the AP/Pre-AP Program and the application process for 2019-2020.  An online application form will be available on this webpage from Tuesday, April 30th-Wednesday, May 8th.

The Pre-AP Program at Waterloo Collegiate is a set of academic skills, strategies and content used to build rigorous curricula, prepare students for success in senior Advanced Placement courses, increase academic challenges, promote independent learning and expose students to assessment techniques useful for success at university. Pre-AP is not a prescribed curriculum but rather an enriched experience to enhance current curriculum standards.

Applying and Acceptance into Pre-AP Courses

2019-2020 Grade 9

Students applying to Grade 9 Pre-AP courses are accepted based on the recommendation by the feeder school staff and WCI Faculty Committee. The students recommended by the Grade 8 feeder school must meet the Pre-AP Student Profile.

Pre-AP applications are submitted online via the Pre-AP Application Google Form. The application deadline for equal consideration was Friday, January 18, 2019.  All other applicants will be wait listed. To be put on the wait list, please contact Angela Pelkman at 519-884-9590 ext. 5520. 

Pre-AP decisions will be communicated directly to parent/guardian by e-mail by Monday, February 4th, 2019.

Acceptance of your offer of admission to Pre-AP MUST be received by Friday, February 8th, 2019. 

Please note that Pre-AP course options are not available on MyWay.  WCI Guidance will manually change course selections for successful Pre-AP applicants prior to June 28, 2019.  Students are to select courses at the “Academic” level in MyWay during the course selection process.

WCI Grade 8 Registration – Key Information & Timelines

Do You Need to take Pre-AP Courses to Enrol in AP Courses?

Although not a requirement, students wishing to take AP courses are encouraged to register for Pre-AP courses. Students in the Pre-AP courses will work on specific skills, study strategies, test taking strategies and content that will prepare them for the rigor of the senior AP Courses.

Pre-AP Student Profile

  • Demonstrates academic excellence in the chosen subject area (achieves over 85%)
  • Displays an excellent command of spoken and written language
  • Has a well-established work ethic and the willingness to work hard
  • Is enthusiastic, self-directed and capable of handling the accelerated pace of learning
  • Enjoys being challenged
  • Possesses curiosity about the subject of study
  • Demonstrates an intellectual curiosity over a broad range of interests
  • Enjoys involvement in the extracurricular life of the school and shows a willingness to assume leadership

Pre-AP Courses Offered at WCI


Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11
English ENG1DW English ENG2DW English ENG3UW
Math MPM1DW French FSF2DW French FSF3UW
Science SNC1DW Math MPM2DW Math MCR3UW
Science SNC2DW Biology SBI3UW
Chemistry SCH3UW
Physics SPH3UW