PACE / Advanced Placement (AP) 

AP Parent Information Night (for Parents of Grade 8 Students)

November 22, 2016


Location: St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS


For additional information on the PACE/ AP Program at St. Theresa of Lisieux, please contact:

Ms. A.L. Sabo, Administrator for the PACE / AP Program

Mr. T. Paniccia, Coordinator for the PACE / AP Program

Ms. M. Palma, Coordinator for the PACE / AP Program

General Information

The Program for Academic and Creative Extension (PACE) serves students who have been found to be intelligently advanced and identified by the YCDSB as gifted learners. Gifted learners have the opportunity to participate in differentiated programs for English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.  The delivery model enables these courses to be specifically modified to meet student’s needs by extending the depth and/or breadth of covered topics, compacting content to provide for rapid pacing, substituting different or more abstract materials, and providing enrichment learning experiences.

St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS is designated as an official Advanced Placement (AP) school that offers an internationally recognized program to our gifted and highly motivated capable students.  Our students learn rich and rigorous 1st year university level curriculum, and are given the opportunity to earn university credit or advanced standing while in high school.

Benefits of AP at St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS

  • Preparation - Our former AP students speak of their easy transition from high school to university owing to the strong academic learning skills, knowledge, and academic confidence gained through participation in the AP program.

  • Results - Our students have consistently outperformed the global average for AP exam grades.  In fact, our average grades are approximately 20% higher than the global average.  We have also had students recognized as Canadian National Scholars by the AP College Board, which is a remarkable achievement.

  • Opportunity - Universities want the best and brightest students and they actively recruit AP students.  Students who perform well in their AP courses often have their choice of the best universities in Canada as well as the world.

Courses Offered

At St. Theresa of Lisieux, we offer AP courses in

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Canadian World Studies

                                                         Student Application and Enhancement Fee Schedule ● Initial Application Fee ­ $50 ● Grade 9 and 10 AP Enhancement Fee ­ $150 ● Grade 11 and 12 AP Enhancement Fee ­ $100 Part I: Application Fee
Students required to pay the AP Application Fee ● All grade 9 eligible students who are not enrolled in the grade 8 PACE program and wish to enroll in the AP program beginning September 2017 will be subject to an application fee. Students exempt from the initial AP Application Fee ● Students who are enrolled in the grade 8 PACE program in the York Catholic District School Board, will receive an automatic entry into the secondary PACE program at the nearest PACE secondary school offering the AP program. They will not be required to pay an application fee. Part II: Enhancement Fee
Students required to pay the Enhancement Fee ● All students newly enrolled in the AP program beginning September 2017, will be subject to an annual enhancement fee. Part III: Exemption from Fees Students exempt from the AP Application and Enhancement Fees ● Students currently in the AP program, as of September 2016, will not be subject to an application fee or enhancement fee. These students will be exempt until their completion of the AP program in high school.

PACE/AP Boundary Map

STL Boundary Map